Do you suspect that your home is being invaded by tiny creatures? Have you noticed a few insects inside of your home and you want to get rid of them before they turn into a full-blown infestation? Since most insects prefer to hide instead of being out in the open, the sight of any ants, roaches, or other pests can be a sign that there are others already sharing your home. Thankfully, it doesn't have to stay that way. There are a number of things you can do to help ensure that they leave your property almost as quickly as they arrived. Some of these things include:
Hire a professional: As much as you might hope otherwise, contacting one of your local pest control services is going to be the fastest way to eliminate various pests that have entered your home. This is due to a combination of better products than you can find in the store and a better knowledge of the habits and habitats of the pests in question. Although you may potentially achieve the same results as you'll get by hiring pest control services, it will almost certainly take you longer and could cost you more money in the long run.
Send Fluffy away: Whether you have a dog or a cat, the food and water dishes can be a source of food and water for roaches and other insects as well. While there is no need to completely get rid of your pet just because you are dealing with a difficult infestation of pests, temporarily sending them to live with a friend or a relative may help. Without the food crumbs and water to drink, these pests will find your home more hostile and will start to either die off or to move on in search of somewhere better.
Block entryways: With the help of your pest control services professional, identify where the pests are entering your home. In many instances, they may be getting in through crevices around your doors and windows and installing weatherstripping can be sufficient to deter future pests from entering the same way. In other cases, the entryways may be more subtle, such as small gaps in your siding, that may need to be filled with caulk or expanding foam in order to eliminate the spaces that allow insects to enter. The exact entry points are going to depend on your home's design and the insects in question.