Pests like termites, roaches, beetles, ticks, bedbugs, ants, bees, stink bugs, earwigs and rodents are usually drawn to homes because of warmth, shelter and food. While some of these pests may be just annoying, others like rats, carry diseases, while some like spiders can be poisonous. And as for termites, they can destroy your wooden structures, causing you serious losses. Using effective pest control methods can help you get rid of insects, rodents, birds and other unwanted creatures from your home and property.
1. Use of ultrasonic pest control
Just as the name suggests, ultrasonic pest control is the use of devices that emit ultrasonic waves to get rid of pests. Ultrasonic waves are high frequency waves which are not audible to the human ear. However, the waves can be heard by pests. Pests and rodents cannot tolerate the high frequency noise as it irritates them and further repels them. Thus, the pests move away from the noise, and thereby, you get rid of them from your home. This method is simple and very effective, you just need to plug in the device and it does all the work. These devices are available with different frequency ranges, and you can get one depending on the types of pests and rodents you want to eliminate.
2. Motion detectors
If you’re frustrated by rodents, birds and other intruders, then you can install a motion detector sprinkler. This is one of the best ways to get rid of pest infestation in your home. The technology is specially designed to keep away birds, animals and other unwanted intruders around your home. The device gets activated on detection of any movement around your home and the sprinkles water abruptly, thus scaring the intruders. The sprinkler is made of durable materials that increase the life of the unit, even after exposure to harsh environmental conditions. The system consists of an inbuilt motion sensitive detector that detects movements within the location. The unit can detect larger animals for a longer distance. In most cases, the sensor in the unit works both day and night.
Another way to deal with pest infestation problem is by use of insecticides. Insecticides like pyola and boric acids are very good when it comes to fighting cockroaches, ants, bugs, beetles, aphids, ticks, termites, fleas and many other insecticides. Boric acid is also another effective fungicide, especially when combined with hydrogen peroxide. It kills molds and fungus, including the toxic black mold.
4. Home made solutions
There are several effective homemade methods you can use to drive away pests. Spraying diluted tobacco kills caterpillars, bugs, aphids and worms, while lemon juice is an effective agent for driving off ants and other types of pests. Other homemade products you can use to resolve pest infestation issues include pepper solution and ginger spray.
It’s always advisable to consult an expert before you try any pest control method. A competent pest controller has the knowledge to prevent and fight pests and rodents in your home. He will also provide an in-depth inspection and evaluation of the property and advise the right cause of action to take.