How To Protect Your Home From Unwanted Pests

Nobody wants uninvited visitors taking up residence in their home – particularly when those cheeky 'house guests' have tails or wings and are living in the walls or ceilings.


 


There isn’t anything worse than finding out that your home has been infested, and on top of that horrible feeling you have just knowing these pests are in your home, you also have the huge task of getting rid of them.


 


In some cases this could be one creature but in others it could be a whole army of creepy crawlies. That's enough to make your skin crawl just thinking about it, isn’t it?


 


Common pests that may invade your home include; wasps, mice, rats, fleas and bed bugs. These don’t only cause stress and hygiene issues, in some cases they can even cause damage to your property.


 


So, how do you protect your home from unwanted pests?


 


Traps


A common way to protect your home from pests is by using traps. This could be a snap or electronic trap, but a more humane way is to use a live trap. These are easy to set and bait and can catch around 30 mice at once. You don’t have to see or touch them, but you can also get rid of them without having to kill them. You can find out more about these traps on Victor Pest.  


 


Repellents


A sonic repellent will keep rats out before they even try and enter your home. They emit high frequency sound waves to repel rodents, but the sound is completely inaudible to people and non-rodent pets. This is kinder than a trap, safer than poison and you shouldn’t have to ever see or deal with a rodent dead or alive.


 


Natural Methods


There are many traditional methods you could try to get rid of your household pests, but these can be incredibly dangerous, if not fatal to other animals – including any pets you may have. 


 


How about a DIY Insect Spray instead – like this one! This spray will get rid of most pests by combining the repellent effects of garlic, onion and hot pepper with the insecticidal properties of soap.


 


To avoid wasps you could hang a false nest outside your home, as wasps don’t tend to build their nest next to another one.


 


For mice and rats, you can deter them by simply soaking cotton wall balls in peppermint oil and placing them round the home, or if you have a cat – place the litter tray in the area they have (or could) appear. If you don’t have a cat you may want to consider getting one – because the smell of their urine alone can scare mice and rats off.


 


If you have fleas in your home you can sprinkle salt on the carpet – this will dry them out and you can then hoover them up.


 


 


If you find pests have infested your home, and you don’t feel comfortable dealing with this yourself, you can call in the experts and let them sort it out for you.