5 Ways to Easily Manage Household Pests

Out of the many, many household problems we can incur, having pests is one of the worst. Busy household life is already hard enough to manage, thank you very much! Ultimately, it makes living in the property uncomfortable and scary. You won’t feel clean, or safe, until the problem disappears.

Well, luckily for you, it can disappear rather quickly. There are dozens of different ways you can attempt to eradicate these pests, and some are better than others. Below, you’ll find five of them, and they’re all worth a shot if you have an issue!

Keep things as clean and tidy as possible!

Keep Things Neat and Tidy as Possible

Simply put, the cleaner your house is, the less likely it is to become infested with creepy crawlies and rodents. This has the added benefit of making you feel better about the property – cleanliness just feels good!

It’s all about decluttering and making sure food waste is cleaned up properly. Good rodent control is aided by not leaving food lying around, and good critter control is aided by having less clutter. The less clutter you have under your bed, the less places there are for them to nest.

Call in the professionals

Sometimes, there’s not much you can do to stop these pests from spreading. Sometimes, it’s out of your hands! Fortunately, you aren’t alone in the fight. You can call in professionals to help you with everything from rat control to ant control. If your problem is too serious for you to bear, this is an avenue you could take.

Buy a cat or dog

Spider and bug problems are prevalent in many homes. Do you know what these pests fear? Larger animals. A cat or a dog would be a perfect solution to hunt down and eradicate a wide range of critters and rodents.

Cats are better at this than dogs, from experience. They’re more nimble and swift, and can fit into tighter areas. Cats are also great for killing ants and flies too, if you have problems with those.

Baits and traps

Sometimes, you have to be cunning. We’ve all heard of the mousetrap complete with cheese, and this is a good way to capture them quickly. You can buy similar kits for other rodents and bugs, too.

At their core, they’re all about luring the animal in then killing it. There are tons of pesticides you can use to do this with. When using pesticides, always read the label carefully and use sparingly. These sorts of chemicals can be dangerous.

Seal holes and passageways

If you have any holes in any of your walls, seal them up. These little nooks and crannies are perfect for bugs and rodents to slip through, so seal off their passageway! If you have any hollow cavities, seal them off with some insulation. You have to remove as much unwanted space as possible, to flush these pests out. With nowhere to go, they’ll go outside.

Conclusion

So, hopefully one of these methods helped you to control your pest problem. Remember to stay safe and treat your house with respect – don’t do anything silly, or dangerous. Be careful with chemicals and call the professionals where necessary, and you’ll be good!

Have a Great Week!

Love and Blessings

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Kim is the CEO of Life in a House, proud mother to two great sons, and 2 beautiful granddaughters. She loves spur-of-the-moment road trips and weekend getaways to Norfolk and Virginia Beach. She has been blogging for over 17 years and focuses on family, home, and lifestyle topics. She loves hosting giveaways and putting together great gift guides for likeminded grands looking to spoil their grandkids. Her dream is to retire to a little cottage on the beach and spend her days collecting shells with her granddaughters.
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