Know yourself, know your enemy, and you have the key to victory. So do your research on the different kinds of pests and how to handle them. After all, what works in dealing with one kind might not be quite so effective on another. You may even learn a simple solution to dealing with them that can handle the situation quickly that can save you time and money. So when a certain pest appears in your home and you’re not sure what to do, learn what you can about them before taking action. It can help you win the battle quickly and effectively instead of making it drawn out and aggravating.
Put out traps everywhere a pest would want to get to, like the pantry, as well as routes they could use to get around the house. When you see a pest, kill it as soon as possible. When you have a lot of them, either break out the sprays and bug bombs or call a good exterminator. If you want your home as pest free as possible, get ready to go on the offensive when the time comes.
Always watch for signs you have pests to take care of them before they become a bigger problem. “Nip it in the bud” as the old expression goes. If you see an ant, look for more and find out how they got in. If you see a roach, try to figure out there it came from to prevent more from coming in. If you find rat droppings, look for the rats that made them and where their nest could be. When outside, beware of hives made by any stinging insect like bees, wasps, and hornets, and deal with the hive while it’s still small before it and the swarm get any bigger. To paraphrase the patriotic saying, constant vigilance is the price of a pest free home.