Pest control problems are common among homeowners. Understanding pests can help you to avoid getting infestations in your home. With the correct information, you can keep your home free of pests.
Begin with the basics. Pests invade a home because it contains something they need to survive. Pests may be drawn to your house because water, food and shelter can be found there. Make sure you search for food scraps lying around, any water leaks in your plumbing, and openings in your home.
Know your local building codes and ordinances regarding what specific treatments are available for pest control. Depending on the codes, spraying a chemical that has been locally banned can hurt you if you ever attempt to sell your home. This happens only rarely, but it is still wise to seek out pest control products that are legal and effective.
If your home has been infested …