Pests can be a real pain in the neck and potentially harmful to health as well. Whether you’re a farmer trying to look after your crops or a house owner fearing termites, it is important for you to understand what kind of pests you’re dealing with and how to exterminate them.
Let’s have a look at eight common pests:
Bed Bugs are small oval shaped pests that suck blood. They can live anywhere, from cracks in furniture and walls to textile and are most common in homes that do not get direct sunlight.
They are mostly active during the night and bite the exposed area of the skin.
If you have an infestation of bed bugs, you must take steps to get rid of it quickly as bed bugs can spread quickly and cause havoc.
Cockroaches are common and can feed on anything from food leftovers to glues.
They can be difficult to get rid of, however with a few precautions and measure you can surely get rid of them.
Start by cleaning your house and make sure to get rid of the leftover food so that cockroaches don’t feed on them. You can also have a look at cockroach control home remedy to know how to get rid of them.
Termites secretly eat through the woods as they are made of cellulose which the termites feed on.
Since all of our houses are made of wood, we are all at danger. If you spot a swarm of winged insects in your home, any crack with termite droppings or hollow sounding wood then your most probably have a termite infestation.
You can find termite spray at your local store which you can spray over the infected area to get rid of them.
The best way to get rid of the ants is to keep your house clean and spray them with aerosols once you spot them.
Ticks are small arachnids that feed on blood by biting their victims. Ticks are common in dogs so if you’re a dog owner make sure to get your dog checked
It’s highly unlikely that you’d find spiders inside however in case you do the most effective way to get rid of them is to use a vacuum to suck them along with their eggs and web and then throw the trash out.
Rodents include a wide range of animals such as rats and mice and they are all common among US households.
In order to get rid of rodents, make sure that all holes and cracks of your house are blocked so that they cannot gain access to your home again. There are various ways to get rid of rodents. These include:
- Using snap traps
- Using a cat to keep them away
Mosquitoes are extremely dangerous as they can transmit diseases such as malaria by biting their victims. This is why it is extremely important to control and exterminate them.
Some of the most common ways you can protect yourself are by using aerosols, wearing mosquito repellant and covering your body.