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Controlling Pests that Pester your Family

>> Nov 23, 2016



Pests such as mosquitoes, rodents, cockroaches and such are more than just annoyances, they are a real danger to you and your family’s health. Some call the need for pest control to solve their pest problems but there are other ways aside from hiring professionals. There are certain things you can do in our own home to keep the pests away and keep your family from harm. These are just a few of the common pests that you may encounter in your house or around the area and few ways to deal with them.
Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes is a pest you surely encounter daily in a humid and moist country such as the Philippines. The problem with mosquitoes is not just that they bite or that they never seem to run out. The problem with mosquitoes is they are a known carrier of diseases such as malaria, dengue, yellow fever and many more. These pests thrive in this humid moist weather so you should be weary of your environment.

Be sure to remove all forms of still water around your home because this is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Also, visit your local pharmacy or supermarket and buy insect repellant for your skin. Keep these mosquitoes out of the house by installing screen doors and windows.
Cockroaches

These pests are also known to spread diseases and bacteria through touch. These are commonly seen in homes or outdoors. The Philippines has a species called the Asian cockroach which is known for its ability to fly. This is how it finds its way in houses and buildings. This is also the reason it is very hard to control and strikes fear to many individuals.

Like other roaches there is a way to control these pests, and it comes through basic sanitation. Roaches thrive in the trash and garbage so making sure there are no pileups like this will help with your pest problem. Having a clean environment will also help traps and baits work more effectively. Insecticides and sprays are highly effective and will kill on contact so make sure you don’t have trashy hiding places for the roaches to hide in.
Mice

Mice may seem cute and nice but they too are pests that is a health hazard to your family. They are known to spread diseases through contact or its waste droppings. They are small and flexible so they can fit in nooks and crannies. They also gnaw and chew through dry walls and damage your property. Mice are nocturnal so it is very hard to spot them in your home so you should keep an eye out for proof that mice were there. Look for holes in your walls, droppings and even listen to their footsteps through the walls or ceiling.

Focus on keeping food neat, tidy and sealed so that mice aren’t attracted to it. Check for openings outside your home and make sure they are sealed. Make sure all your garbage is bagged up neatly and thrown properly because mice will eat about anything whether they’re spoiled or not. Trap is a last resort if you already have a mice problem, rodenticides proved to be effective as well especially for a nest of mice.

It shows that proper housekeeping can go a long way in keeping away unwanted guests from the house. If you can keep your home clean and free from wastes, there will be nothing to attract pests such as these to your home. If they do enter your home, there is a wide variety of products readily available for such an occasion. 


About the author:


Katrina is your average gal living inside the metro who has passion for writing, travel and photography. She admires nature at its finest and always wanted to become one of them. Dreaming to have the Cinderella life one day, humming with the birds, dancing with the clouds.
 

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