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Your Ultimate Guide to Pest Control in Your Home

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

You know how important it is to keep insects and pests out of your home. Not only is it ugly to have a pest control problem, but you also had to worry about the effect it has on the structure and walls of your home.

Your home is an investment and you want to protect it. It is your home, the place to spend time with your loved ones and all the people who mean the most to you. Hiring a quality pest control company like Moxie Pest Control is the most effective way to control and eradicate any pests in your home or business.

Your guide to pest control

Pest control tips and tricks

You may encounter different types of pests, depending on where you live and work. Some parts of the country, for example, have to fight termites.

Termites can be more than ugly. They can actually destroy your home or office. Don't let any pests wipe out your hard-earned money. If you start fighting termites as soon as you see any sign of them, it will help you avoid a full infestation before it becomes too costly.

The same is true for pest control in general. Insects and rodents have been able to withstand for thousands of years across all types of terrain and weather due to their remarkable resilience. The faster you act, the better it will be for you to try to protect your home and business.

When you're able to take back control of your home, you'll feel more comfortable having fun with your family and friends doing other things, like growing a fun vegetable garden or spending a movie night with the kids.

EPA pest control advice

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has specific pest control advice for both homeowners and business owners. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that the easiest and most effective way to control pests is to prevent them from invading your space. The agency suggests using common sense measures such as stopping cracks with caulking and getting rid of waste and litter quickly.

It is best to combat pest problems before attacking them with pesticides. Another important note that the EPA suggests is that homeowners and businesses will make the mistake of assuming that if it's OK to use some pesticides, you'll get better results by using more.

The EPA advises, don't use the belief that "some is good, therefore more is better." This belief would need to overuse pesticides and not improve pest control.

Tips to prevent pest problems

1. Besides filling any cracks in your home's foundation with caulking, you can also try using expandable insulation. Keep in mind that many insects and small rodents, whether they are spiders or mice, only need a small space to enter your home. You want to do a thorough inspection of your home and land regularly and seal any cracks.

2. Keep your vegetable garden and firewood a short distance from your home's foundation. Remember that for a pest, fresh vegetables and firewood are a temptation that is difficult to resist. Many people have firewood and root cellar vegetables in a convenient spot for their kitchen door. If it works for you, it is also suitable for pests.

3. Eliminate mosquitoes by burning sage or rosemary. The smell is enough to deter many mosquitoes and other pests. If that doesn't work, try burning citronella candles before moving into your house and spraying the yard. Consult a premium pest control company for answers on the safest and most effective way to combat pest problems. It's always a good idea to ask questions before you take matters into your own hands and spray pesticides.

4. Many pest control professionals will advise using a focused attack in controlling pest problems, rather than simply spraying insecticides in a generic way. Talking with a professional will allow you to know where to try pest traps and other control methods before you escalate to the use of insecticides. Professionals can also review the methods and materials they use to keep your family and pets safe at all times while creating the pest control solution you are looking for.

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