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.
Your family is in your home, and they should not have to deal with little critters crawling on their legs. You want to do everything you can to prevent insects from invading your home. You can do that with your pest control specialist and some of the following suggestions.
How Are Insects Harmful?
Insects are not only a nuisance; they might cause the following:
Be sure to talk to you pest control specialist if it's too late for prevention.
Consider some of the following:
The Cold Treatment
You've probably noticed that there aren't many insects out during the cold season. Or perhaps you've noticed an influx of insects in your home. This happens because insects rely on the temperature outside to regulate their own. So cold temperatures force them to find warmer areas like underground or your home if you keep it toasty.
The solution is to keep your home as cold as you can, or blast 40 degrees when you are not home. Most insects cannot handle 40 degrees. So make sure your air conditioner's condition is top notch.
Using Pest-Controlling Powder
Many people know food grade diatomaceous earth for its natural ability to aid health-related issues like boosting digestion. But, diatomaceous earth can also be used to prevent insects from invading your home. The reason is because diatomaceous earth is nothing more than fossilized single-cell organisms. These organicism, or their bodies, form sharp edges that penetrate the body of most insects.
Using Natural Oil To Repel Them
Another interesting way that you can repel insects is by making sure you burn a little cedar oil from time to time. The scent is woodsy and pleasant but is strong enough to disorient insects. The scent can also interrupt normal reproduction amongst some insects. Direct contact with the oil can cause dehydration and death, so consider making a simple spray, too. Just mix about 5 drops of the oil with 1 cup of water, and spray it around your home.
Remember that these suggestions are merely to prevent infestations and do not replace your pest specialist's advice — like Rice's Inc Termite & Pest Control — nor will they help you get rid of an infestation. But, as you can see, there are a few things you can do to protect your family from pests.