In this do it yourself (DIY) guide, you will discover the at home basics of pest control. Many homeowners try to become professional pest managers without the proper training or information to do so successfully. This can actually lead to worsening your pest or rodent problem.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can properly and proactively treat your home to prevent an infestation and to keep your home and family free of springtime pest worries! These steps will include preventative measures and guides to at home pest repellants.
Best Tips for DIY Pest Control
1. Be Aware of Health Concerns: Knowing the concerns associated with the pest you are dealing with could be key in your DIY response. Some creatures pose more of a threat than others. For example, en masse, the shells of cockroaches can cause respiratory problems and the droppings of bats can have serious health concerns. Evaluate the risk and decide if it’s better to call a professional.
2. Inspect Your Home: There are several places in the home that could serve as entry points for pests and rodents. Check your attic space and vents to make sure they aren’t serving as a welcome mat. Also check the foundation and walls for cracks and crevices. While inspecting, also be on the lookout for droppings, stains, and other physical signs of pests.