Pests Causing You Stress? Follow These Steps To Reduce The Problem

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Pests Causing You Stress? Follow These Steps To Reduce The Problem

9 January 2015
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You've probably heard the old saying "if you've seen one, you've seen them all," but that doesn't apply to the pests that could be hiding in your home. In fact, if you've seen one ant or roach, there are probably hundreds hiding in your walls that you haven't seen. Even if you kill it, another one is going to show up to ruin the sanctity of your home. In addition to hiring a professional pest control company, there are some simple steps you can take to eliminate your pest problem.

Remove The Temptations

Ants and roaches are attracted to areas where they can gain quick access to food, water and shelter. Leaking faucets, wood piles, dirty trash can areas, and even debris resting up against your home can invite pests into your home. Inspect your home and get remove the temptations. Here are a few steps you can take.

  • Fix leaking faucets

  • Move wood piles away from your home

  • Clean up the trash can area and place lids on the cans

  • Clear grass and debris from around the foundation of your home

Follow The Trails

When you see an ant or a roach in your home, try to follow their trail. In most cases, pests will follow the same trail each time they enter your home. Boric acid can be sprinkled in areas that are away from human traffic.

The best places to place boric acid are behind the large appliances, under the sink, and along the exterior foundation of your home. The ants and roaches will walk through the boric and acid and carry it back to the nest, where the rest of the colony will eat it and die.

Take The Battle To Their Home

With ants, if the trail leads outside, you can usually follow it right back to the anthill. Once you find the anthill, you'll be able to take care of the problem right at the source. One way to destroy the anthill is to use hot water and coffee grounds.

Place a gallon of water and 3 cups of coffee grounds in a large pan. Bring the water and coffee grounds to a boil. Carefully carry the pan into the yard and pour the water and coffee grounds into the anthill. Be sure to pour slowly so that plenty of water seeps down to the colony.

If you're noticing pest activity in your home or yard, contact a pest control company like Coastal Pest Management. In addition, follow the steps included above to get rid of pests and keep them away.