Why is Pest Control Important for Homeowners?

Pest control is a service that is provided by companies like On the Fly Pest Control. Our company has a pest control specialist that can help you identify the type of pests that you have in your home and treat them effectively. If you are having problems with certain types of pests at your home, you need our professional services. This is because they can help you get rid of infestations at the root, ensuring that they will be stopped before they get worse, and that they will never come back. This is particularly important because many pests carry diseases that can be fatal to children or pets.

Many homeowners choose to do DIY pest control using pesticides. Pesticides are very effective but they are dangerous if not used properly. They should never be used indiscriminately. Read and follow the directions on the container for proper usage. Keep in mind that these chemicals could harm people and pets if proper precautions are not taken. If you are having a pest control problem at your home, try using peppermint. First, make a spay spray from a small amount of peppermint oil and place in all open areas of your home. Make sure that you spray the walls, too. After a few days, inspect your home for any bugs that might be repelled by the peppermint oil. Ideally, you should leave the use of pesticides to professionals. On the Fly Pest Control knows exactly which pesticide to use, and how to apply them safely. We will make sure there is no risk to your loved ones and your pets.

AS for mosquitoes, one of the ways that you can kill the mosquitoes that are in your yard is to put mint or lemon in your garden. These two herbs are natural bug repellents and will not harm the plants. You can keep mint and lemon plants around your yard and they will protect the other plants in your garden from mosquitoes. Look for possible entry points around your home. Bugs and animals can be very creative when it comes to breaking into your home. If you have noticed a new problem, it is possible that they found a new way in. Take a look around the outside and interior home and seal any possibly entryways for pests. If you have done all you can do and mosquitoes are still finding their way in, then OTF is the company to call.

You can also help control pests by keeping your home clean. Food is the most common cause of pests infesting the home. In addition, when guests are coming over, make sure you clean the areas where they can touch. Get rid of the trash and clutter to reduce the number of places pests can hide. Clean the counters and floors of your home regularly to eliminate pest possibilities. Many people experience a variety of pest problems every year. If you feel as though you have an issue with pests in your home, you should consult a professional. A professional will be able to tell you how to control the problem and offer alternatives to killing the pests.

You can keep ants away from the inside and outside of your home using a mixture of sugar and borax. Start by mixing one cup of sugar and one cup of borax into a quart jar. Then, punch some holes in that jar’s lid. Sprinkle it near your front door and the bases of your door frames. The ants will eat the sugar and the borax will poison them. Make sure that your lawn is well-maintained. You will also want to avoid having any shrubs or bushes that are close to the house. These kinds of plants are great home to carpenter ants as they can access your house from the branches. If you do have these kinds of plants, ensure they are not close to your home by digging holes around them and fill them with water.

Finally, if proper pest control seems like too much work for you, it is time to call On the Fly Pest Control. We have years of experience providing pest control to residents of Palm Desert and nearby areas. We will do everything right the first time, and make sure pest control is done safely and without any risk to anything or anyone that isn’t a pest. Contact us now to get a FREE quote.