Pest Control Tasks You Can Do On Your Own

Posted on: 5 April 2022

Pest control can sometimes be handled on your own in your home if you know what you're doing and what pests you're dealing with, but there may be times when these pest problems get out of hand, or you may not be aware of what you're doing or what type of pest you have. When this happens, you need to hire a pest control company to help you handle the situation. If you do have a problem with pests, there are things you should be aware of and have some knowledge of pest control. Read on for a few things you should know.

Setting Traps

You should know how to set traps and where to place them around your home in order to trap the pests you have and eliminate them from your home. There are multiple traps available to exterminate pests, including traps for ants, roaches, mice, or even for larger pests such as chipmunks or rats. You should be aware of how to set the traps and where to place the traps. Read the manufacturer's instructions on the traps and follow the tips included in the instructions. Use the proper bait for the traps for mice and other rodents. Set the traps where you have seen signs of the pests you are dealing with to ensure they find the traps.

Setting Bait

When using bait, be sure you are using the right type of bait for the pests you are trying to get rid of. Ants for instance like sweet or greasy items. You can set traps using jelly and mixed with Borax to kill ants. Roaches and mice like oil and grease as well. Set traps using the right type of bait and do your research to lure in the pests you are attempting to get rid of. 

Spraying Pesticide

You should also know how to spray pesticides in your home to get rid of the pests that you are dealing with. You can spray pesticides throughout your home or around the exterior of your home to get rid of ants, roaches, spiders, and other pests as well. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to use the pesticide. It's best to spray around the perimeter of rooms or outside your home.

If you have a problem with pests in your home, you may be able to get rid of them yourself. Use the information above to help you as you tackle this task yourself. If you aren't able to handle getting rid of the pests on your own, hire a residential pest control professional to help you.