9 Reasons Why You Can’t Get Rid Of Pests in Your Home or Office

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No one wants to have a pest-infested space. However, it is never really anyone’s choice. The great thing is we can control whether they come in to begin with, or stay at all.

There are also those times that we seem to be doing everything right in our homes and offices but these pests just still come around. Here are some reasons why you can’t get rid of pests in your home or office.

1. Dusty Surfaces

Sometimes we don’t clean our furniture and appliances as often as we should. And by neglecting these, even if for a day or two can make a comfortable home for Dust Mites.

You can’t completely rid your home or office of them but you can definitely try to keep their population to a minimum. All you have to do is pay attention to the cleaning of everything in these spaces regularly. No room for dust, no room for dust mites.

2. Groceries Care

Now, this isn’t entirely our fault. No one wants to throw good food away. In this case, they may not be so good. Weevils attach themselves to our perishable goods and move around and keep nesting in our homes. It is best to get rid of any unsealed dry foods and spray the affected shelves and/or drawers with insecticides. You can restock once it is dried up. A trick we used when growing up was to store beans in airtight containers with dried cayenne pepper to deter weevils.

3. Carpet/Rug Care

You know those holes you find in your T-shirts and curtains? Carpet Beetles are at work. You know why? Because we assume we can have our carpets or rugs for quite some time without thorough cleaning but that only breeds more of the beetles.

Next time you spot those holes, take your clothes and rug out. Clean your closet and space and finally treat your rug(s) with insecticides or boric acid.

4. Damp/Moist Environment

Moist environments happen to be home to Centipedes. They are quite nice though. They feast on other bugs for us. Now that is not to say we should be best friends. They are pests regardless.

When you clean up a spill on your floor or table. Wipe it a second or third time with something very dry.

5. Sticky Areas/Surfaces

Fruits, dirty dishes, empty cans left in the open even for a few minutes may seem harmless but you have just made the perfect playground for Flies. And they keep increasing by the second.

A simple DIY trick/trap can help rid your home or office of them. Fill a small tumbler halfway with apple cider vinegar, add a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid, then fill up the rest of the space with warm water. Once the flies go in, they can’t come back out.

6. Garbage Take Out

When we see Ants in our homes it’s because they need food, water, shelter, etc. Which means they will move around the kitchen and bathrooms. When there’s no cooked meal to feast on they move right on to the bin.

Try to take your bin out every day and keep your kitchen counters clean.

7. Clogged Drains

These are homes to Drain Flies. They feed on and lay eggs in the filth clogging the drainage. If a drain fly in noticed, it’s best to determine the drain it’s coming from and clean it thoroughly to make sure all the eggs are out too.

8. Piled Up Papers

These also seem harmless but invite a survivor in the family of pests, the Silverfish. It’s so much of a survivor that it predates the dinosaurs.

Do away with old newspapers, junk mail, cardboard boxes, etc.

9. Mold

Wet warm spots like our bathrooms and kitchen make room for mold which in turn breeds certain bugs.

It is also important to pay attention to our books because once there’s mold in our books, it breaks down the paper, causing you to lose you precious books.

If you are still struggling with these pests, then find the best pest control services in your area on VConnect.

Aisha Omoniyi

Aisha is an aesthete. She's a writer, singer and digital marketer

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