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I knew that living in the country would come with a lot of changes, but I didn't realize how many pests I would have to deal with each day. Even the winter came with its own pest problems. My blog is all about the problematic pests that country living presents. You will find out what you can do to keep your home pest-free and how to eliminate the pests that have already moved into your home. Hopefully, my personal experiences can help you find the solutions to pest problems that you have and take back your home from the insects and rodents causing you troubles.

pest problems in country living

How to prevent bugs from catching a ride into your house through used furniture

Andrea Cruz

When you bring used furniture into your home you want to follow a few simple steps to ensure you don't bring pests, such as cockroaches or bedbugs, into your home. If you don't, then you can find yourself dealing with an infestation that can quickly get out of control and cause you a lot of problems. This article will take you through the measures you should take before bringing a new piece of used furniture into your house.

Only take stuff from a clean house

If it's possible to get a look at the inside of the house the items are coming from, then this is a good idea. While you are in the house, look around to make sure it is well-kept. Take a peak in the window sills and along the floorboards to see if there is excrement or bug parts that indicate an infestation in the house. If you see anything that makes you concerned, it may be best to pass on that piece of furniture or item. Cockroach excrement will look like small black dots or coffee grounds.

Take off the back or cover of electronics

Cockroaches can hide inside of electronics, such as stereos. If it's safe to do so, you can remove the covering or back to look inside and make sure you don't see any signs of an infestation, including excrement.

Vacuum fabric well

If you are bringing an upholstered piece of furniture into the house then you want to make sure you check it well. Also, remove any parts you can and wash and dry them with the hottest setting. Vacuum all the other fabric well. If you do spot signs of an infestation, the best plan of action is to forget about bringing the piece into your home all together. As an added precaution, you can spray a pesticide in the areas that are hard to clean and leave the piece sitting outside for a day or so in order to allow it to air out.

Rinse off metal or plastic items

If the furniture is made of metal or plastic, then you can spray it down well with the garden hose and a high powered nozzle. Make sure you dry it well, especially metal so it doesn't rust, and bring it in after checking it over well.

Now that you have a better idea of how you can prevent bringing bugs into your home, you can decrease the odds of causing an infestation. If you want professional assistance, contact companies like Pest Control Solutions.