How to Make Your Home Safe from Pests

How to Make Your Home Safe from Pests

Pest control is a major issue in many areas. It might not be something that the majority consider when they think about safety and security, but pests can and do cause serious harm. These creatures, both small and large, can damage your home and belongings while causing illness and stress for you and your household.

Read on to find out how to prevent unwanted pests from entering your property

What are pests? How to Make Your Home Safe from Pests?

Statistics suggest that one third of homes have issues with pest infestation  . This statistic may appear concerning, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Pest control professionals see all kinds of problems on an almost daily basis, so if there are 33%of homes affected, they must be doing something wrong

Many pests come into your home without you ever realizing it and then suddenly the problem becomes very real before you know it. These creatures might seem small and insignificant but they can cause havoc if their populations explode. Pests such as rodents and cockroaches spread illness, destroy property and even pose a risk to the health of your children or pets. It’s important that you learn to identify these invaders for what they are before it is too late.


What do pests look like?

How to Make Your Home Safe from Pests

Smaller pests tend to be easier to ignore because of how inconspicuous they are. You may never actually see a pest that has entered into your home, but this doesn’t mean that there isn’t a problem. Pests such as ants or cockroaches are very small and will only be seen in large numbers at a time

Larger pests such as rodents tend to cause more damage than smaller pests but they can still be hard to spot. Rodents such as rats or mice often come into the home through entry points that you cannot see, such as gaps around pipes and holes in window frames . These creatures may also chew through materials inside your home so you don’t actually find out about them until the problem is too serious for you to ignore

Rodents can hide anywhere in your property and they will try their best not to be spotted. They seek out dark spaces and corners where they won’t be disturbed. If you do notice a rodent in your home, it is likely because the problem has already spiraled out of control and they are too numerous to be ignored.


How can you prevent pest infestations?

The best way to prevent pest issues from occurring is by taking preventative measures before there’s an issue . These small creatures can squeeze into tight spaces and spread through your property very quickly so it pays to be aware of what the signs of infestation look like

If you can spot these early warning signs, you will be able to make changes to your lifestyle or surroundings before pests take root and become a real problem. Look for:

Droppings: If you see droppings on surfaces such as countertops, floors or furniture then this could indicate that pests such as mice or rats are present and they may be looking for food and water

Scent: If you notice a strong scent emanating from somewhere in your property, it could be because pests such as rodents have taken up residence inside. This smell tends to be difficult to get rid of once the creatures produce it so if you do catch it early on then you can take preventative measures before the problem spirals out of control

Sound: It’s surprising how often pest problems go unnoticed. You might think that there isn’t anything in your home that would attract insects but these little creatures can sneak into homes without attracting attention . Often they will only come out when the lights are turned off and this is why people rarely know about their presence until the problem has gotten out of hand

If you can spot these warning signs early on then you will be able to take preventative measures before the creatures become a serious problem. Spotting pests early is also important because it lets you know that there isn’t an infestation, just one or two stragglers who haven’t yet been dealt with .

How do you get rid of small pests?

How to Make Your Home Safe from Pests

Getting rid of small pests like ants or cockroaches often involves using DIY pest control products. These are easy to source and they work very well at getting rid of smaller invaders.

Look for:

Ant repellent : Ants travel in large numbers so if their trail is leading them into your home then all it takes is anant repellent to stop them in their tracks

Cockroach gel : Cockroaches are tough little pests and they can be very hard to kill without the right products . Gel is a good option because it lets you place it in areas that cockroaches are likely to visit, such as behind fridges or under sinks, where they will find it easily

These DIY pest control methods work well but sometimes small infestations can spiral out of control before you have time to deal with them. If this is the case then hiring professionals to take care of the problem for you might be your best option . Professionals have access to sophisticated chemicals so they can break up large infestations quickly. Hiring someone else will mean that you don’t have to do any of the dirty work yourself and it will also give you access to products that you would never be able to use on your own

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Can I vacuum roaches after pest control?

Yes it’s definitely a good idea to vacuum all the roaches you can see after the pest control service. It’s going to take at least few days after the treatment before complete eradication of different stages of cockroaches is achieved by the residual insecticide or bait gel. Vacuuming at this time will remove a large number of roaches before they die and start decaying inside your house.

Cockroach feces, which are known to cause allergies and asthma, remain unattended and may pose additional health risks for you and other household members. It’s a good idea to vacuum all the accessible surfaces before pest control service and after too.

In case you have done it already, don’t worry it’s not going to be a waste of your time or effort. Just keep vacuuming for few more days

Can’t get rid of them, will vacuuming help?

According to the UC IPM guide for cockroaches , vacuuming will not help much if the infestation is widespread. If you suspect wide spread infestation, call Bon Accord Pest Control .

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  Is using a professional service for pest control worth it compared to doing it yourself?

The two scenarios are very different because you are not only concerned with eliminating the pests but you also have to eliminate the risks. Pest control is a difficult task and it requires special equipment, education and experience in order to do it right.

You can find a lot of information about how to get rid of pests around your house but there are no instructions on how to deal with the risks involved when you use an insecticide or poison, because using these chemicals requires a very high level of precautions and safety measures to avoid any accidents.

For this reason, it is always better to use a professional pest control services provider which knows all the relevant health and safety guidelines . The recommendations for home use may not be correct for your house or apartment so you can’t rely on them. You should call a professional to do the job right.

Furthermore, if you do attempt to use pest control chemicals at home there are some precautions that have to be taken into account. The ideal thing is to leave it in the hands of a professional who knows what he is doing and can make sure that your family doesn’t get exposed to any dangerous chemicals. You should call a pest control service provider to protect your family, pets and the environment.

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I was recently scammed by a company that claimed to be using eco-friendly products. I hate using chemicals in the house but it’s even worse when they are fake! What is the difference between them?

The effects are very different. Eco-friendly products contain natural oils that are extracted from plants. They are beneficial for the environment, but they are very bad for your health

On the other hand, there are insecticides that can be both harmful and helpful at same time. For example, synthetic pyrethroids or organophosphate sprays have great effects on many types of insects, but they are harmful to humans too.

Most of the eco-friendly products are safe for people but not effective on pests so they are useless in pest control. Commercial hygiene is the best solution because you can get rid of your pest issues without using any chemicals or dangerous substances. You can move around your house freely and there won’t be any consequences for your health.

If you need information about professional pest control services or commercial hygiene to eliminate these problems, call us right away and we can provide you with all the necessary advice and tips. Just make sure to take the right decision at the beginning because it could turn out to be very costly if you don’t choose a reliable provider.

How to Make Your Home Safe from Pests?

Karin HarndenKarin Harnden
17:14 05 May 24
We thought we had bedbugs but could find no evidence apart from what we thought were bites. I called Bon Accord and Gabriel was there within a couple of hours. He told us we had carpet beetle. Finding the evidence and showing us photos of the skin reaction which was exactly what we had. He advised and returned at a time to suit us to spray which was done thoroughly and efficiently. No sign of the little critters returning. Thank you Gabriel.
Luiza LoboLuiza Lobo
21:02 11 Apr 24
Gabriel went above and beyond. He is extremely knowledgable and very efficient at what he does. The results were outstanding. Nothing is too much for him. Delighted with his professionalism and work.
sam zsam z
19:11 03 Apr 24
Top-notched pest control service!! Went above and beyond to eradicate the rats from our property. Gabriel even offered to further investigate the infestation issues for our neighbours. We found him to be extremely professional and easy to work with. We highly recommend Gabriel to anyone in need of pest control.
23:29 02 Apr 24
Gabriel provided great service , responded quickly on an emergency for pest infestation, professional and friendly. No more pests at home.
Felicity GrayFelicity Gray
21:53 02 Apr 24
Gabriel was absolutely wonderful, a real life saver when I found a mouse by my bed at 10pm. He came in less than an hour and was able to catch the mouse and put my mind at rest so I could go to sleep! Highly recommend, fab service and lovely people.
Med KashaniMed Kashani
10:54 24 Feb 24
Gabriel turned up with an hours notice one evening and immediately identified the issued. He works efficiently and professionally throughout with timely follow-ups to ensure the problem was resolved. Once completed he was kind enough to continue to check in to see that the issue had gone. Having had Rentokil previously that spent two years doing very little this was a complete breathe of fresh air and solved the problem in less than two weeks. We are grateful and would highly recommend his services.
Nesma TalaatNesma Talaat
20:26 20 Feb 24
We were lucky to have found Bon Accord, they responded very fast to our request and Gabriel was very helpful and informative. He made several visits and did his absolute best until the mice problem we had was gone. Highly recommended.

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