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Pests of all Shapes and Sizes

Rodents, bats, birds, squirrels and insects have this strange ability to very easily find a way into your home. It's difficult to keep them out and they are able to squeeze themselves through tiny spaces and enter small holes (You would be very surprised to see how small a hole really can be for Mice or rats to gain entry)

There are a lot of homeowners who are struggling to get rid of those creepy and annoying pests such as ants, flies, spiders, bed bugs, cockroaches, termites, rodents, raccoons, etc. which can cause a lot of health hazards to us and our environment and are looking at some effective do it yourself pest control solutions.

To help them in their war against pests there are a lot of do it yourself pest control methods that are quite effective. Some of them are totally non chemical and environment friendly products such as homemade sprays, baits, traps, and other harmless organic plants and there are some others that contain chemicals such as pesticides, insecticides, etc.

These strategies are easy to follow and are pretty effective too and most of them use natural products that are harmless and are easily available right in our homes. They are very much affordable and when the infestation is not alarming you should try them before rushing to call in the experts who charge quite a bit for their services.

When infestation is in its early stages and is small you can try out any of the do it yourself pest control strategies to get rid of the problem. It is also most suited for situations where the infestation is restricted to a small area and more contained.

And a lot also depends on the type of pest that has infested your home; do it yourself pest control solutions are more suited when the pest is easy to eradicate and is not as harmful such as our common house flies, ants, etc. but for pests like bed bugs and termites that multiply with lightening speed causing a lot of damage you may need more help from your local DIY supplier for further instructions and or more products necessary for the job.

There are definitely some advantages in opting for do it yourself pest control methods; for one it is really a very inexpensive method for eliminating pests.

There are a variety of pests that plague vulnerable facilities. In fact, many pests — in search of food, water and shelter — find comfort in the environments facilities provide. Understanding the most frequent offenders will help managers prevent future pest problems.

Info for for homes and businesses

Homeowners and managers should be on the lookout for signs of bird activity, which can indicate a problem. One of the most common signs is the presence of droppings. Pigeon droppings, in particular, are very acidic and can deface marble, limestone, painted surfaces and even car finishes.

Birds are considered to be an occasional invader and may enter a home or facility looking for a place to roost or nest. While food-related facilities provide the perfect combination of food and shelter, birds can become problematic at a variety of facilities. These pests can damage or destroy property and are considered to be a health concern as they eat and contaminate food items.

Rodents are known to destroy a variety of materials and cause structural damage as they gnaw through wallboards, wood, plaster and electrical wiring. In addition to being a structural nightmare, rodents are a medical concern, as they are known to transmit various diseases and can contaminate food.

Mice are the most commonly encountered and economically important of all the commensal rodents. They are capable of entering buildings through openings the size of a dime and are prolific breeders that can transmit disease by contaminating food with their droppings and/or urine.

Norway rats are the largest of the commensal rodents and the most commonly encountered rats in temperate environments. They are capable of entering buildings through openings the size of a quarter and are known to destroy materials by gnawing, contaminating stored food products and are vectors of many diseases.

Roof Rats are the smaller of the two commensal rats and more common in subtropical and tropical regions, but are just as problematic.

Ants, due to their sophisticated social structure, small size and efficiency at finding food, can become problematic in a variety of settings. These insects can reproduce at a rapid rate, and their small size allows them to enter structures through the tiniest cracks and crevices, making them difficult to control.

Cockroaches are one of the more prolific pests, often found in facilities that provide access to food and water. They enter facilities organically and are often brought in via deliveries. They are considered to be a major health and safety concern as they are capable of spreading nearly 33 different kinds of bacteria. If cockroaches are found, corrective treatment should be taken immediately.

Flies are not only nuisance pests, many add to disease transmission. Fly control is one of the more challenging pest control problems as larval development sites must be located and eliminated for success. Sanitation and exclusion should be a primary focus when resolving a fly infestation