How to Prevent The Spread of Roaches and Ants
Cockroaches and ants are some of the most common pests that you can find in homes. They may seem harmless but can cause you a lot of problems in form of diseases like E. Coli, Shigella, and Salmonella. The best way to take care of these pests is to get rid of the reasons that attract them to your home and in extreme cases use pest control services.
If you are also trying to prevent an infestation of ants and roaches in your home, try these methods to get rid of them.
Eliminate food sources
Food is the single most attractive thing for almost all pests and rodents. Ants and roaches are no different. Open food containers and leftovers in the kitchen are an open invitation for them to come and feast in your home. Remove any unwanted food from your kitchen cabinets, sink, and throw out the garbage regularly. Seal any food items you have in airtight containers to prevent their spread.
Clear out the clutter
Pests usually like to nest in dark and moist places and cluttered items in your kitchen and rooms give them just that. Therefore, get rid of any broken and unwanted things in your home. Clean the surfaces with a disinfectant to remove any defecation and ant trails after you clear away the clutter.
Clean the drains
Often, we clean the visible areas like surfaces and cabinets and leave it at that. But these pests can easily make nests in your drainage systems and infest your home. Therefore, thoroughly clean your drains at regular intervals to avoid roaches and ants in your home.
Seal off any cracks and entrances
Ants and roaches use any cracks and openings they find in your home to enter your home quickly. By sealing away these entrances using cement or expanding foam, you reduce their nesting place and entry points.
Use chemical repellants
You can use ant repellant spray all around your house perimeter to prevent further entry of ants inside your home. You can use Boric acid to curb any existing cockroaches in our home and deter any further breeding in your home.
Use home remedies
If you feel chemical repellents are a problem, you can always try home remedies like a mixture of white vinegar, baking soda, and water to kill those pests. Cinnamon, neem leaf extracts, and essential oils are also found to be highly effective in repelling ants and cockroaches from your home.
Call for professional help
If you are still facing trouble after trying out these home remedies and DIY methods to curb these pests, chances are high that you have a severe infestation. It is best to call professional pest control services like Lawn & pest solutions to take care of it. They can eliminate the existing infestation entirely and take steps to ensure that these pests don’t take residence in your home later on.
About Lawn & Pest Solutions
If you are looking for professional help to take care of your pest problem, Lawn & Pest Solutions should be your one-stop destination. You can opt for our Pest control programs to get rid of these common pests in your home. You can reach out to us at 662.534.4535, 901.560.2399, or fill our online contact form to know more.