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Safe and Humane Ways to Get Rid of Pests

Posted on Aug 19, 2013

No area is safe from pests and insects.  Pests will always find a way to enter your space.  Harsh methods affect the environment and our health.  Mouse traps make cleanup a messy experience.  Anyone looking to avoid that doesn’t have to look far.  There are safe ways to eliminate the threat that entered your home or apartment. 


Seal all cracks and holes.  Pests have a way of finding holes and cracks in your home or apartment that you don't know about.  Some pests like roaches, mice and rats will squeeze their bodies through a crack or hole by flattening their bodies.  If you see a pest start looking for possible cracks in walls and floors.  If it's bigger than 1/4 diameter stuff the hole or crack with wool or plaster.  Seal it up with tape or caulk.  Screens on windows and doors should be sealed tight.  Clean dishes, countertops, tables, tablecloths and placemats. 


Don't leave food out for pests and insects.  All food must be in plastic containers sealed shut.  Plastic bags can be chewed or sliced through.  Clean and sweep the home to collect food that dropped on the floor especially the kitchen.  Take out the garbage before bed because it may contain food. 


There are environmentally responsible traps available in stores.  These traps don't hurt the pest or insect; it traps them using bait.  The pest or insect is releated outside.  Repellants are used to steer insects and pests away from your home.  Homemade mixtures and solutions for eliminating pests are all over the internet. 


Calling an exterminator is a must-have option.  It doesn't matter what the situation is, we can handle it.  Contact us and we will take care of the rest.  There's a reason why pests earn their name.  They are bothersome animals that want what you have.  Don't let them win.

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