Insects can be extremely annoying and sometimes even painful. Did you know that, while all ants can bite, most will avoid humans, and some will bite in specific situations.
Considering the size of some ants you’re not going to want to get bitten by too many of them. This goes double if you find yourself facing a colony of fire ants that bite and sting.
Of course, they are not the only insect that will invade your home, if you give them the chance. Cockroaches will happily visit, as will termites, and even bed bugs.
Getting rid of these insects properly will mean a call to your local exterminators. It’s not enough just to kill the ones you see, you need to deal with the nest and their access point.
In fact, it’s worth checking with your local pest control expert to find out more about the local pests as this will help you to deal with them effectively.
Let’s take a look at the best techniques for insect proofing your home:
Insects need to be tempted into your home! They won’t be interested if there is no food and water available, they need both to survive. Start by checking all your plumbing and looking at all your walls and ceilings. If you see any sign of a water leak you’ll need to address the issue as quickly as possible.
You also need to make sure all food counters are cleaned regularly and the floor is swept and washed, with a disinfectant. This will reduce the temptation for an insect to come into your home.
Insects need a way into your home, they can’t just appear from nothing. You need to stay vigilant for possible entry points and seal them as quickly as possible;
But, more importantly, you need to pay attention to where you see insects in the home, this will assist you in locating entry points and nests, ensuring you can deal with the problem effectively.
Don’t forget to walk around the outside of your property looking for gaps that will allow an insect to get into your home. The gap only needs to be small and one of the most common areas is around windows and doors.
Check these areas thoroughly and seal any gap you find, this will keep the problem out of your home.
Most insects are attracted to sweet items. This means you can mix something sweet, such as cocoa powder, with something deadly, such as borax. Put this down near where the insects enter and you’ll quickly find dead insects. You can even follow the trail of bodies back to the nest or entry point.
Don’t forget that fly traps are exceptionally good at capturing flies and they can be made from old soda bottles. Simply cut the top off and invert it into the bottom. Then place a sugary liquid mixed with liquid dish soap in the bottom. It’s that simple.
But, most importantly, you must know when you’re beaten and get the professionals to help!