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How to Get Rid of Household Pests

When you find rats, roaches, or bed bugs in your house, they are not only ruining the furniture and making the place look dirty, but they also bring health risks to your family. Bed bugs can cause itches and rashes on our skin. Roaches harbor E. coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas, and Klebsiella. Those are parasitic microorganisms that can cause diarrhea, dysentery, and cholera. Rats are even worse. Do you remember Black Plague from the history class? The plague was brought to Europe, spread by rats, and it managed to wipe out 200 million Europeans in the 14th century.

Now that we know how dangerous household pests can be, we have to learn how to get rid of them.

Exterminating Rats

a rodentRats come to our house because they are looking for food. They mostly feed on leftovers, sofa’s foam, clothes, and bugs. And once you get rat infestation in the house, you are going to smell urine and feces. Track the sources of the excretion, and you will find where the rats are nesting.

If you can’t catch the rats, set a trap. There are many kinds of rat trap available on the market. You can glue them, cage them, or kill them with a snapping contraption. Try to lure them with peanut butter. It is the most effective lure ever.

After you kill the rats in your house, you have to prevent the new ones from entering the house. Most of the time, they come to our house through gaps and cracks. Screen your home and seal any openings that you find. Also, it would be better if you close the bathroom drainage when not used because rats can fit into a small hole and travel through there.

Dealing with Roaches

house's cockroachThis bug is on our list because no houses on Earth are safe from roach infestation. They are a sturdy creature that nuclear winter cannot exterminate them. Even when the world is facing its doom, science has predicted that cockroaches are going to be one of the two surviving creatures. Isn’t that bad news for us?

Luckily, no creatures can survive starvation. Cockroaches can feed on almost anything from the breadcrumbs on the floor, rotting food leftovers, moist wood furniture, to their dead brethren. If you cut a roach’s head, the wound will still seal, and the headless body can roam for another 11 days. Therefore, the easiest thing to do to keep your house free from those bugs is to make sure there is nothing edible left out without a closed container.

However, roaches’ infestation will need a professional exterminator. They have the right tools and pesticides for those annoying little fellas. And also, a pro exterminator like the pest control Orlando roaches can eliminate an infestation permanently. They can track them down to their last nest and exterminate even the spawn.

Exterminating Bed Bugs

a vacuum cleanerAlthough bed bugs can cause terrible nuisance and disgust, they are the least harmful compared to the previous twos. They survive on human blood, and their bites leave marks. However, an allergic person may face a fatal health consequence. Therefore, eliminating bed bugs from the house is our best choice.

First, we isolate the sheet, blanket, pillows, or anything that have been swarmed over by the bed bugs. Second, we wash them. Third, we …

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