How to get rid of pests in my home?

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Pests can be a nuisance, but they don’t have to be a major problem. With the right approach, you can reduce or eliminate the pests that come into your home. Here are some tips on how to get rid of pests in your home:

Vacuum regularly.

Vacuuming is the first step in getting rid of pests in your home. It’s important to vacuum regularly, as it can help remove some of the pests that are in your house and reduce their numbers. Vacuuming is especially important for controlling fleas and ticks, which can spread diseases like Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever through their saliva when they bite humans or animals. Vacuuming also helps control bed bugs by removing their eggs from carpets or furniture, which makes them less likely to hatch into adults that feed on human blood at night (and make you itch!).

Seal cracks and crevices in your house.

To prevent pests from getting into your home, seal all cracks and crevices. You can use caulk or other sealants to do this.

  • Seal around windows, doors and vents
  • Seal around plumbing pipes, electrical wiring and cable lines
  • Seal around ductwork or other openings in the floor or walls

Clean up pet food, water bowls, and bird feeders.

  • Keep pets away from areas where pests can hide.
  • Keep pet food in sealed containers and dispose of any that has been left out.
  • Clean up bird seed and water bowls daily, as well as droppings around the home.

Maintain a clean and tidy kitchen and dining area.

  • Clean up food spills.
  • Keep dishes and counter tops clean.
  • Don’t leave food out for long periods of time, especially if you have pets or kids around. If it’s not being eaten, put it away!
  • Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink (and make sure they don’t pile up). This is a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause illness or even death in some cases–especially when combined with other factors like moldy basements or attics which can also be breeding grounds for illness-causing bacteria like E Coli and Salmonella

Clean out the refrigerator every month.

Every month, take the time to clean out your refrigerator. Pests love to live in the crevices and corners of fridges. If you don’t clean them out regularly, they can build nests there and become a problem for you later on.

To keep pests away from your appliances:

  • Clean out the fridge every month! You should do this even if you don’t think there are any pests inside because they could be hiding behind something (like food packages).

Use baits or traps to control rats and mice.

You can use baits or traps to control rats and mice.

  • Bait: Try using a grain-based food, such as oats or cornmeal, in a small plastic container with holes in it. The mice will come out of their hiding places to eat this bait, which will kill them when they ingest it.
  • Trap: Set up a trap by placing some peanut butter on the inside of a rat trap that has been baited with pieces of bacon or cheese–the smell will attract rodents and lure them into the trap’s jaws when they try to get at it! Be sure not to leave children unattended while setting up these devices; if you do happen upon one, be sure not to touch it yourself (you might get bitten). Instead call an exterminator immediately so that he/she can safely dispose of any unwanted visitors

Wash bedding once a week in hot water to kill bedbugs that may have traveled on it to your home.

Wash bedding once a week in hot water to kill bedbugs that may have traveled on it to your home. Bedbugs are not known to transmit disease, but they can be extremely uncomfortable and annoying to deal with. To reduce the likelihood of being bitten by a bedbug, avoid lifting up mattresses or sitting on them (especially if you’re wearing shorts). If you see any signs of an infestation (like tiny black dots), contact an exterminator immediately!

Pests can be controlled by a combination of prevention and treatment

There are a number of ways you can control pests in your home. Prevention is better than cure, so it’s important to keep pests out of the house in the first place.

Use traps and baits for rats and mice

Sprays for cockroaches, ants and fleas (see below)


Pests can be a big problem in your home, but you don’t have to let them ruin your life. By following the tips above, you can control pests and keep them from coming back. If you need help with your pest control issues, contact us today!