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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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How A Pest Control Company Helps You Eliminate Booklice

Jennie Lucas

If you've just bought a newly-built home and the home has an infestation of small bugs, you're probably upset and wondering what to do. The bugs you see might be psocids or booklice, and they're common in new homes. However, they can infest older homes too. These bugs can infest your home in large numbers and be alarming, so you may want to call in a pest control company for help. Here are some ways they might help you get rid of booklice.

Identify The Cause Of High Humidity

Booklice need high humidity to stay alive. Getting rid of your infestation might be a matter of reducing humidity in your home and keeping it low so the bugs don't come back. The pest control company might look for dripping drains, a damp basement, evidence of a roof leak, or a house that is too humid due to a lack of air conditioning.

Once you know what's drawing in the bugs, you can have repairs made so the humidity in your house drops. The pest control company might also advise you to run a dehumidifier in your home to pull moisture from the air.

Seal The Perimeter Of Your Home

If the pest control company offers exclusion services, they might go around the outside of your home and seal gaps and other easy ways bugs can get in from outside. Booklice are so small that they can slip through very tiny cracks, but sealing gaps may keep some of the bugs out and keep other pests out too.

The pest control company may also look for an outdoor infestation. When psocids infest trees they are called barklice instead of booklice. Psocids aren't necessarily harmful outdoors, but if the bugs are outside in massive numbers, the pest control company might consider treatments to prevent the bugs from coming indoors.

Advise You To Declutter

Booklice can infest food in your pantry, books, and other clutter in your home. The pest control company might advise you to clear out anything that has mold since booklice like to eat mold. The less clutter you have, the fewer places the bugs have to hide, feed, and multiply.

Use Pest Control Treatments

Pest control treatments aren't always needed for eliminating booklice if you can be patient. If you lower humidity and declutter your pantry and bookshelves, the bugs may die off on their own. However, you might want pesticide treatments to speed up the process, but the treatments may not be as effective if you don't lower humidity in your house and get rid of damp areas first.