Pest control is the management of pests, especially those that damage property. It includes controlling and eradicating pests, and prevention of new pest infestations.
Choosing the right pest control method for your home or business is crucial. Learn about the different types of pests and the control methods available to you before you decide what method is best for your needs.
Insects and rodents are pests that can be a serious threat to your health and safety. They can transmit diseases, spread parasites and cause damage to your belongings.
Indoor and outdoor pests can be hard to control, but there are some simple things you can do to prevent them.
Keep your home clean, tidy and free of clutter to make it less attractive to pests. Vacuum and mop floors regularly, wipe up spills quickly and avoid leaving food out where insects can easily find it.
Common Household Pests and How to Control Them
Check for any holes and cracks around doors and windows to prevent pests from entering your home. Seal them with caulk or spray foam.
Trim trees and shrubbery that touch your house or foundation to eliminate “bridges” that pests can use to get inside. Also, remove mulch from garden beds to discourage insects from nesting under it.
Other steps you can take to protect your home include fixing leaky faucets, pipes and drains. Some pests, like silverfish and springtails, are attracted to damp areas, so fix any that can be.
Finally, do a thorough job of inspecting your seasonal clothing and bedding to make sure you don’t have any bug eggs or other contaminants on them. Wash and dry these items before putting them away or wearing them.
Cayce Exterminating Company, Inc.
2229 Taylor Road
Cayce, SC 29033