Every time you open your pantry cupboard, you do it shivering. Last time you opened it you almost got a heart attack when a big ugly spider came crawling out. Or remember the last time you were trying to find the good set of crockery in the cabinet and found a termite mound with yucky yellow creatures crawling everywhere? Why put yourself through all that fear and disgust when you can easily get rid of these infestations that can ruin your mood and put you at unease? Here are a few ways to get the uninvited guests out of your house;
Treat the Walls and Furniture
The walls, the adjoining woodwork and the wooden furniture in your house are the most common areas that these crawlers choose to reside and lay their eggs in. Especially if your window panes, door frames and furniture items have not been secured with waterproofing sealant, then there is a high chance that several types of insects that damage wood such as carpenter ants, termites, wood borers and powder-post beetles might find their way into the wood and start destroying it from within. At the same time, brick or panelled walls are also cosy places for insects to crawl into and breed in. You can hire a company that provides specialised termite treatment services if the wood in your house needs immediate attention.
Termite treatment services would be able to search for signs of infestation and give you options of how to deal with the problem at hand.
No Dark Damp Nooks for Hiding
Insects such as spiders, geckos and cockroaches and rodents such as rats and mice all thrive in the dark damp nooks and crannies of your home. Fix those cracks on the wall and fill in the gaps between the walls and the door frames that insects can easily creep through. Clear out the storage room and garage that are probably housing the insects that are finding their way into the rest of the house. As long as they are exposed and visible, they can be dealt with.
Regular Preventative Measures
It is important that you carry out checks of your furniture and walls on a periodic basis to ensure that they are free of insects hiding within. Try your best to keep your surfaces and furniture as dry and clean as possible to avoid future infestations. If you have gone through similar episodes of infestation earlier, then you are no stranger to the fat that infestations and dealing with them is a lot of time-consuming work. So keep in mind to take the proper preventative measures as instructed by your exterminator to maintain the quality and durability of your house.