Home Pest Control can be very expensive. Emergency call-out rates for professional Pest Control Operators (PCO’s)/Exterminators, time off from work to give the PCO access to your property, repairs and installation costs can all mount up to an unwanted hefty bill. This website aims to demonstrate to you how, with the help of some basic information, you can do your own pest control and save a considerable amount of money whilst doing so.
All the advice given is intended to allow anyone to use readily available products from hardware stores, gardening and DIY centers to solve many of the pest problems that you may be unfortunate enough to encounter in your home.
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There are many different species of animal that are classed as pests, rats and mice among the mammals and a whole range of insects, including cockroaches, fleas, ants and bedbugs. What they all have in common is that they have adapted their habitat and feeding, to some degree, to depend on man (and woman). This means that they do not invade our homes by accident. Rather, they seek us out and once they gain entry, have no intention of leaving. Should you find yourself host to such animals, you will need to take action to remove them. This could be as simple as picking up the phone and calling in professional Pest Control Operators (PCO’s)/Exterminators – probably the best option if you have any phobia towards bugs and beasties, etc, or you can use the easy-to-follow information on this and other websites to do your own pest control at home.
Prevention Better Than Cure – Proofing
I’m sure you would agree that it is better to prevent pests from entering the home in the first place. This can be achieved by sealing (proofing) potential entry points using just a few readily available materials from your local hardware store or DIY center. The amount of work required will vary depending on the build quality and size/nature of your home. Read through each page to learn about proofing for different pest species.
Rodenticide, Insecticide – It’s All Poison!
If you do choose to do you own Home Pest Control yourself, you may well be using rodenticides or insecticides to achieve your goal. Please understand that whilst these products have been cleared by your respective governmental institutions for sale to the general public, they are still harmful substances. So please, always read the label carefully, follow all of the safety and application instructions carefully and use them responsibly.
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