26 May Extermination of Insects
Bugs or insects account for the vast majority of pests that you will find in or outside of the home. Since there is such a large variety of insects to contend with, it can often be difficult to manage all of the different types simultaneously. Of course, prevention is always key, but if the insects have already found their point of entry, you will have a bigger problem to contend with. Hiring pest control and removal specialists for your Vancouver home can often be your best bet; with the right tools, knowledge, and experience, a professional exterminator company can efficiently rid your house of insects once and for all.
Below are some general tips for both preventing and dealing with the aftermath of an insect infestation:
Many insects such as flies and ants will invade your home for food and water sources. This means you should try to keep your food products securely sealed and stored and you should try to prevent areas of your house from becoming overly damp. Whether you need better ventilation in a bathroom or kitchen or need to fix some leaking faucets, it is important to avoid having high levels of moisture. Most insects are drawn to it and will breed in or near high-moisture areas. This is part of the reason why the warm yet humid summer months see a surge in insect populations. Also keep an eye out for possible entry points to your house that could more easily lead to an infestation. This could mean fixing a crack in the side of a window or door or a tear in one of your screens.
Finding the Source of the Infestation
If you can track down the invading insects’ nest or notice that the insects mostly appear in one area of your house, this is a step in the right direction. It is not enough to dispose of the insects whenever you find them; you actually need to get to the root of the issue. When you are at this stage of an infestation, it is far easier and more efficient to hire an exterminator as they will know where to find nests and how to quickly and permanently resolve your pest problem. Regardless of what you choose, once you discover the source of the infestation, you can begin the extermination process and start to return order to your home.
Possible DIY Extermination Methods
Though the do-it-yourself-approach is not as safe and effective as hiring a specialist, there are a variety of home remedies for your insect problem if you have no other choice. Mixing dish detergent with a few litres of water and pouring it on a nest is one method. You might need to repeat this process several times for it to truly work and remember to be extra cautious when dealing with dangerous insects like hornets. Another strategy is to use boric acid; this substance works like a classic ant trap in that you mix it with a powdered sugar or cocoa and wait for the insects to take it. The insects will bring the “food” back to their nest, potentially annihilating an entire colony.
Remember that some insects such as termites and carpenter ants can get into the very fabric of your house, and this can lead to severe structural damage. Such cases certainly require the aid of a local Vancouver pest removal company. Whether you have silverfish, spiders, centipedes, ants, cockroaches, or any other insect problem, an exterminator is always the most reliable solution.