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Pest Control: How to DIY a Pest Infestation

Updated on September 1, 2016

These creatures, when found outside and within their natural habitats, do not cause unease (to most). It is only when they decide to take refuge in the sanctity of our living spaces, do they pose a nuance or possibly even a threat to our health and everyday lives. Hiring a professional pest control service can be pricey, so many have sided with the DIY version of things.

When dealing with a pest infestation on your own, there are several options available and many stores sell products to aid you in ridding your homes and businesses of those pesky invaders.

Raid is one of the leaders in pest control solutions. They offer the widest selections if the most effective products to meet non-commercial/ in-home needs of pest control.

Remember that these are poisons, always use caution when using and storing these products.

What if you have a bigger problem?

Sometimes Infestations can get out of control. No matter what brands of pesticide or how much you use, they just keep on coming. With insects, if the products you are using do not seem to be having an effect on them, you may be falling victim to mistaken identity, pesticides that are affective on one insect may not be to another. In these cases, you may need to investigate further into the source of the problem. Capture and examine one or more of the pests in question as safely as possible. There are several websites dedicated to the identification of insects found in and around the home.

Here are some tips and tricks for DIY pest control from PestWorld.org

❏ Seal cracks on the exterior of the house where they are entry points for utilities.

❏ Always keep trees and bushes away from the house and always conduct regular maintenance.

❏ Keep the attic and basement dry and ventilated at all times.

❏ Keep all garbage in garbage containers with lids.

❏ Fix any rotted roof shingles; various insects are attracted to deteriorating wood.

❏ Always store any fire wood you have 15-20 feet away from your home and at least 4 inches above the ground.

❏ Contact a qualified pest professional for advice if necessary.

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