The Challenge of Eliminating Pests

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Don’t Be Afraid to Call in the Calvary

Being a strong woman means that you have the courage to face any type of challenge, including keeping your home pest-free, but that can be a bit of a challenge. Sometimes, even though you are able to handle pretty much any situation on your own, you may need to call in reinforcements. Moxie Pest Control is your best line of defense against unwanted visitors.

Different Methods Don’t Always Work

Many people try to take care of their pest problems on their own, but sometimes you need to wipe out an entire colony. You may think that you have taken care of the problem, but pests will keep coming back. There are a number of ways that you can fight your pest problem but they may not be a practical solution for your household. For example, if you have pets or small children, it is just too dangerous to place poison or traps around your home.

There are natural remedies that you can try, but they are not always effective. Time is of the essence and the longer that it takes for you to get rid of your pest problem the more damage they will be able to cause your home. As soon as you realize that you have a problem, you want to take care of it.

Pests are Sometimes Inevitable

Even if you are very clean and are careful to make sure that your home is clutter-free, sometimes you will find that pests have decided to move into your home anyway. Pests, such as spiders and mice, will ruin your home from the inside out if they get cozy enough.

Pest Proof Your Home

There are a few things that you can do to prevent infestations. You should check around your home, especially around the foundation, to make sure that there are no cracks or holes where unwanted pasts can sneak through. Mice can even fit through the tiniest of holes. Make sure that everything is sealed up. Plus, it will help to weatherproof your home and help to keep drafts out.

Look for Signs of Pests

Even if you never see any pests or rodents, you can normally find telltale signs of their inhabitance in your home. Mice will typically leave behind droppings, and you may find nibble marks on furniture or in other objects around the home. Be sure to check your attic and crawlspace because rodents tend to go after insulation in the walls and ceilings to use as nest material. Follow your intuition and do a little investigating. You may be surprised at what you find.

The Different Types of Pests

The most common types of pests include termites, Powderpost beetles, rats and mice, and carpenter ants. You can also get bed bugs and cockroaches. Once pests make a home in your home, they are incredibly difficult to get rid of.

They Can Ruin Your Home

Mice and other pests can cause a substantial amount of damage to your home and can also cause structural damage. Termites will eat through any wood in your home and can even cause your home to collapse. Mice will chew through wires and can cause a fire.

Even if they do not chew through anything, mice can die in your ductwork, then your entire house will have an incredibly foul stench. They may even keep you up at night by scurrying through the walls or in the ceiling. Rodents also carry many different types of diseases. You just do not want them around, especially if you have small children, the elderly, or anyone who is susceptible to getting sick or who have a lower immune system. Keep your home healthy.

Your home is your abode, as well as an investment. You want to make sure that you protect it. Even though you are a strong and independent woman, it doesn’t hurt to get help when it comes to pest problems in your home. You don’t have to fight this battle on your own. With pests, it can quickly turn into an upward battle.

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