Home pests are a big headache to most home owners and apart from endangering human health they can cause a big damage to one’s property. It is thus important for you to prevent them from infesting your home by any means available. The following is a comprehensive list of the top ten common pests that you’re likely to find in your home and how to get rid of each one of them.
Flies are among the most common types of pests that thrive in our homes. They are found all over the place; on the walls, on the ceiling, around the sink e.t.c these types of pests are mainly interested in food and in some instances they can bite or sting. Chemical sprays are a good way to get rid of flies at home; you can also hirer professional pest control services for an effective job.
Ants are also very common in most homes. Just like the flies, these pests enter the house in search of food. If you leave a tiny piece of candy on the table for about a day, these pests will probably be there the next morning struggling to transport it to their colony bit by bit. Normally ants don’t come to your home to eat instead they come to hunt and then take their catch back to their colony. Thus the best way to get rid of them is by finding and eliminating their main colony. You can use ant products to completely get rid of these insects.
Though most of the time you’ll find these insects in the garden, once in a while you’ll find them terrorizing your house in search of sugar and candy (sweet food). Unlike other pests wasps have a very dangerous sting. Normally, they’re found in colonies of up to 25000 wasps. Their most ideal habitat is in the bushes, underground and in wall cavities. You can get rid of these insects using wasps spray products and wasp nests.
Rats are a common phenomenon in most homes. Though they prefer living outdoors, these pests can cause a huge damage to your property and food. Rats also spread dangerous disease thus endangering your family’s health. The most effective ways of getting rid of rats is by using rat traps and other rat extermination products.
The fifth most common pest in homes is the spider. Though in many cases these pests tend to be harmless, they definitely are feared by many. To get rid of spiders in your house, you need to use an effective chemical spray. You also need to eliminate bushes and shrubs in your compound.