Pests such as wasps, bees, roaches, ants, termites and rodents pose a great hazard to your health as wells as the infrastructure. When provoked, they tend to be aggravated. As a result some attack and inflict bites and painful stings. Rodents gnaw furniture and spread rabies. Luckily, there are several methods of pest control you might consider should they suspect infestation.
There is arsenal for this ‘war’
The pest control methods include chemical and non chemical techniques particularly the use of insecticides, poisons, setting up traps and recently using ultrasonic waves. Before deciding on the mode of extermination, an inspection is carried out. The relevance of this inspection is to identify the breeding ground of the vermin and elimination of their hiding spots.
DIY vs professional extermination services
Depending on the extent of infestation, you will have to undertake the extermination process. Should you choose to do so, it is necessary to take precautionary measures handling the bait traps or chemicals. It is recommended to use chemical gloves, masks and goggles. This is to avoid inhaling the fumes and chemical contact to your eyes. The other alternative is calling an expert.
There have been complaints from environment agencies that most chemicals used in vermin extermination pose an a health risk. This has prompted inventions such as the ultrasonic pest control device. It is one of the most effective and simple methods of controlling vermin. You wont create any mess and its environmental friendly.
Most people do not understand the principle behind the working of these devices. They emit sound waves at a frequency which is inaudible to the human ear but which can be heard by insects and rodents. The high frequency of the sound waves is irritating and keeps them away. They operate on either electricity or batteries for the portable ones. These devices come at an affordable price. There are several shortcomings of using this method though. First, the high frequency waves tamper with electronic devices such as cordless phones and hearing aids. Secondly, they work only for specific ranges. After some time, the rodents get used to the frequency.
Keeping your home safe from pests
There are simple techniques that work magic however, to avoid the risk posed by vermin, it is paramount to try preventive measures. First, cleanliness and proper garbage disposal. Filth attracts cockroaches and mice. The refuse bin’s lid must always be closed. Secondly, caulk your house. Thirdly, use lacing bait with baking soda. By ingesting this indigestible compound, mice and roaches die. Do not let vermin infest your home. Keep your family safe from dangers posed by rodents and insects.