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When I moved into my current home, I almost immediately noticed the roaches. While the place wasn’t overrun with them, I saw them far too often. For a few years, my husband and I tried almost every anti-roach product available on the market. We would enjoy success for a short duration. However, the roaches always came back. Then, a wonderful thing happened. We hired a pest control company to spray our home for termites. As a bonus, the chemicals used to prevent termites got rid of our roach issue. If you want to protect your family from harmful roaches, contact a local pest control entity today. On this blog, you will learn how to rid your home of roaches for good with the help of a pest control specialist.

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DIY Pest Control Tips For Spring

Jennie Lucas

The weather is getting warmer outside, the birds are back, and the grass is starting to get green again, which means you're going to begin seeing pests both inside and outside your home. Pests such as ants, mice, and spiders are all going to begin making an appearance. These pests are looking for food, water, and a nice place to nest. Keep them away from your home and out of your yard by following the pest extermination tips below.

Ants

Keep ants out of your home by spraying the perimeter of your house with an insecticide. You can also sprinkle diatomaceous earth around the perimeter of your home. If you've spotted a large number of ants in your home, follow where they go to find their nest (and the queen), then sprinkle some diatomaceous earth in these areas as well.

Don't feed these ants or give them free water, so clean up after eating or preparing meals, and make repairs to any leaky pipes or faucets you may have.

Mice

Mice may be coming inside looking for food and water, as well as a warm place to sleep and nest. Just like ants, don't feed them, so be sure to clean after meals. If you've spotted any mice, set traps around your home where you've spotted them or their droppings. Use cheese, peanut butter, or poisonous baits to set the traps. 

To prevent mice from getting into your food while you're trying to get rid of them, use plastic totes or air-tight containers to hold your pantry items. Any food you normally set out on the counter (such as fruits, vegetables, or bread), put either in air-tight containers or in your refrigerator.

Fleas

Fleas can come in from your yard or from another person's home. If you have dogs or cats in your home, fleas can attach themselves to your pet and begin biting them, causing your pet to itch and bite themselves. Fleas can bite you as well, which can leave you scratching and itching yourself.

  • If you have fleas in your yard, sprinkle an insecticide around your yard to help deplete the population. Be sure to keep your grass clipped and trimmed to keep them at bay.
  • If you have fleas in your home, vacuum thoroughly in each room and empty the vacuum outside your home into a garbage bag that you seal immediately and toss in the trash. Wash all bedding, throw blankets, and pillows, as well as pet bedding. If you still have a big problem with ants, you may need to set an insecticide "bomb" in your home.

These and other pests can be quite a pain. If you have spotted pests and you aren't able to get rid of them, call a professional pest control company to get them out of your home or yard.


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