When it comes to pest control, prevention is key. There’s plenty you can do to deter pests from entering your home, or at least keep them away from attracting them like; keeping pet food and garbage tightly sealed, vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting regularly, not leaving food out, and repairing any holes or loose boards outside your home.
Sometimes, despite our best intentions, little critters can get in anyway and when that happens, you need to deal with it quickly before it becomes a bigger problem. There are many products out there to make DIY pest control that is easy, fast, and inexpensive. Luckily, you can even buy pest control products online.
Here are five of the most effective pest control products you can buy online to prevent a pest infestation and kill the ones that do make it inside.
Using a dehumidifier might seem like an unlikely way to keep pests at bay. But they can be very effective at solving a spider problem without the use of harsh chemicals. Spiders tend to like dank, humid spaces, so by setting up a dehumidifier and keeping the humidity level at 40%, you can prompt them to find somewhere else to live.
You truly have a plethora of options when it comes to buying these types of pest control products online. There are nearly as many variations of mouse traps on the market today as there are types of mice. The classic snap trap is still as easy to use, but its design has diversified to include features that eliminate your need to touch or see anything that’s been caught.
Electric traps work by baiting the mouse and then delivering one quick shock to kill it without you having to see it. They’re designed to only shock something inside them, so you don’t need to worry about pets or kids getting into them. Glue boards work without the use of bait (you can get ones with food-scented glue to entice them) to trap the mouse and suffocate it, but they do leave the dead mouse exposed, can only be used once, and do not work outside. Lastly, humane traps lure the mouse inside and keep it there until you find it and let it free outside.
There are a lot of scents that certain pests hate. Dabbing a few drops of essential oil into corners of your home, underneath furniture and anywhere else you think is a likely home for pests can help prevent an infestation in addition to regularly cleaning those areas.
Rubbing alcohol and vinegar works as well but can leave your house smelling like a factory. Citrus, tea tree, lavender, or peppermint oils can repel the most common household pests.
The name might be misleading (though not actually the soil but a ground-up type of phytoplankton), diatomaceous earth is a very effective pest control product that can be purchased online. Sprinkle it liberally around the area of infestation. It will dissolve the wax coating on an insect’s exoskeleton and dry them out. All you would need to do after would be to vacuum up the remains after a couple of days.
When all else fails, there are numerous effective insect poisons available on the market. Ordering pest control products online has never been easier. If dealing with a serious infestation or if you are totally unsure about how to proceed, it’s best to get help from the experts. The Xterminators are trusted pest control experts servicing the entire lower mainland. Call to schedule an appointment today.