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Saturday, March 16, 2019

3 Frugal Ways to Protect Your Family from Household Pests

Nothing quite as gross and alarming as seeing your home, your safe haven, being infested by a variety of pests. Here's some ideas from a reader on how to prevent them.




Having a pest problem at home? Let’s face it, pests are more than a nuisance, they can also spread disease and put the health of your family at risk. The first thing that comes to mind when you encounter pests is to rush to a nearby departmental store and grab commercial poison and traps. But these things can easily cost a fortune.

If you’re on a budget, go the DIY way. DIY traps and poison are the best way to rid of household pests next to hiring a pest control company. Here are some very affordable ways you can deal with a pest problem at home.

Clean up to Prevent


The easiest and most effective way to prevent household pests from living in your home is to clean regularly. Believe it or not, cleaning your home regularly can also help you get rid of an existing pest situation, or at least control it and bring it to a level where it is less threatening to your family.

Pests are usually attracted to garbage, leaky pipes, food residue, dark and damp places. Keeping your home tidy and cracks and other openings filled can help make your home less inviting to pests.

If you have a pet, such as a dog, make sure to keep them clean as well!

Use DIY Vinegar Spray

DIY vinegar spray is by far the best way to deal with an ants infestation. Simply mix vinegar with a bit of dishwashing soap and water, and spray away. Try to spray in areas where ants usually enter your home.

Ants follow a trail left by the colony seekers. When you see a trail of ants, follow it until you can see the entrance. Spray with your ultimate DIY vinegar spray and see how these pesky pests disperse immediately. Vinegar has a strong scent which makes it harder for ants to follow a trail.

DIY Pests Bait

If your ant problem is big and uncontrollable by a vinegar spray, then you can try making a homemade ant bait to get rid of these pests. Just mix borax and sugar together and put them in a container. Place them near the ant trail and see how they quickly carry this mixture back home. In the next few days, these ants will disappear.

The bait technique is an excellent way to fight back an ant infestation because it targets the colony of the ants.

Get Help from an Affordable Pest Control Company

I know that it can be hard to hire a pest control company especially if you are on a tight budget. But sometimes, the problem can get out of hand and you need help from affordable pest control professionals like Responsible Pest Control.

Think about it, if pests are able to spread disease in your home, you will have to rush to medical care. And this medical care can add a significant cost to your monthly budget. This is why you should always think about preventing disease rather than waiting for a disease to happen.

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