Have you noticed strange noises, smells, or occurrences around your house? You may have a few unwanted pests staying with you! Don’t be disheartened, pests are nothing to be ashamed of and they’re usually very easy to deal with! Let’s run through a few simple tricks to get your pest problem under control.
Unwanted insects can be a huge annoyance. Moths, termites, and even wasps can disrupt your day-to-day life. Off-the-shelf solutions are available for most of these common insects. They tend to be effective, affordable, and easy to get hold of!
However, one very common insect can be a little bit more difficult to get rid of. The House Fly is a persistent, annoying, and very unwanted guest. You should do your research on how to get rid of flies and find the best solution that works for you. Keeping an electric fan on has been known to repel flies due to the consistent airflow. A slightly stranger trick involves filling an old lightbulb up with water and hanging it from your ceiling, something about it seems to confuse the little pests and they’ll end up leaving you alone!
Rats and mice are very common pests. They can chew your furniture and wiring, leave droppings all over your floor, and steal food from under your nose! Thankfully, as they are so common, there are many ways to get rid of the problem!
If you suspect you have a rodent problem, then move your furniture away from the walls, this will make it harder for them to move around. Clear any larger piles of objects from around your house and make sure that you’re disposing of your waste in a sealed trash can. Once you’ve done all of those steps, get yourself a humane rodent trap to catch them. Just make sure you release them a long way away from your home!
If you’ve been hearing strange rumblings from upstairs, then you should check for Bats in the loft! Be careful with bats as they can be easy to frighten. You should head up there and try to determine what type of bats you have, and always call a professional if you’re unsure.
Bats favor dark and quiet environments, so be on the lookout for any small gaps, cracks, or openings that they’re using as a door into your home. Blocking up the entrance is a pretty easy way to deal with the issue! Investing in something as simple as a white noise machine can be a great technique, as the bats will no longer find your loft anywhere near so comfortable.
We’ll all most likely have an encounter with pests at some point in our lives, but now that you’ve read this, you should be more prepared to deal with them! Make sure you give any wild animal plenty of space and try to deal with the problem as calmly, logically, and humanely as possible.