Keeping The Pests Out Of Your Home

No matter where you live, there are some pests that you do not want in your home. Insects are the most common problems, but you may also have mice, rats, or other small animals getting inside and getting rid of them is not always easy.

Who to Call

If you have a pest problem, your first call should be to a pest control service. They are a lot of home remedies out there and people who know just how to solve your pest problem, but the truth is, most of the time, the only real solution is to have a pest service come and take care of the problem. 

Sometimes working with a small, local pest control company is excellent; other times, you may only have one of the large national services available in your area. As long as the technician is trained and qualified to deal with your pest problem, who you hire is entirely up to personal choice. 

Larger companies sometimes have access to more research and better chemicals, but some smaller companies do the job just as well, so check both the company's success rates in your area before you settle on one to hire. 

Nesting Insects

Often, insects that nest in your home are harder to get rid of, but with proper baiting, the insects can be fooled into carrying poison back the nest and kill the colony. One of the worst nesting insects to deal with are roaches, They are hard to kill, and if you are trying to do it yourself, it is unlikely that you will be able to kill all of them with any product that is over the counter. 

The pest control company will place baits in many places around the home and spray specific areas to drive the insects to the baits. If the bait is the only food the insect finds, they will have little choice but to take it to the nest for the colony.

Traveling insects are insects that come into your home from the outside and can be a little easier to stop. In many cases, a barrier of chemicals can be sprayed around the house to prevent insects from coming in.

Many insects can detect the spray and will not cross over it, so if the pest control company puts the chemical down around the entire perimeter, it is common for the insects to look somewhere else for shelter. 

Talk to the pest control company about what the options are and how to best handle bugs coming into your home from outside. For more information, visit websites like