5 Common Household Pests to Look Out For

When you’re making yourself comfortable in your home sweet home, the last thing you want to imagine is unwanted guests making themselves at home as well. Unfortunately, countless households find themselves hosting repulsive visitors: household pests.

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From lines of ants across the kitchen counter to roaches scuttling behind the toilet, most of us have had the unsettling experience of finding that we’re not alone in the room. If you’re wondering what kinds of pests to keep an eye out for, here are some of the five most common pests that wander into our homes.

Ants

It’s no surprise that ants are common household invaders around the world: they number one million billion, after all, and estimates suggest that the total weight of ants was once greater than the total weight of humans!

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How to Get Rid of Household Pests

The other morning, I was up before the sun (as usual) and went to the kitchen to grab a bottle of water. I flipped on the light, and what did I see? One solitary ROACH scrambling to hide under the edge of the cabinets.

OH NO. I HATE roaches. And I certainly hate them being in my home – where did that sucker come from?! I looked underneath the cabinets to find…a couple pieces of dog food that had gotten away from the dog and from my vacuum. Ah HA! I cleaned up the dog food, made short work of the roach and I’ve had no issues since then. 

Of course, the first time I see any kind of bug, I think, “Where are the rest of them?! Are we infested?! How many more are there?!”

So when Angela from NYCity Pest Control contacted me about a post on the best ways to get rid of household pests, I knew it was perfect timing. And she’s got some awesome ideas!

A household pest infestation will harm the health of your family if you don’t do anything about it. Everyone’s first instinct would be to use pesticides to kill them. But, it is harmful to you, your children and pets.  If you prevent them from entering the house in the first place, you do not have to face them, and you are taking the first step to saving your health.

Sometimes the infestation may be severe, and you cannot follow natural methods. Products available in the market are not as useful as the ones which expert pest control services use. At that time, you have to get help from professionals like NYCity Pest Control.

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However, until then…the first step to avoid severe pest infestation is to look for signs and areas that have problems. For example: firewood is home to termites and ants, so you must keep it at least 20 feet from your house.  And it is well-known to everyone that standing water is the primary reason for mosquitos to breed.  Also, you must keep shrubs and branches trimmed so that pests can’t enter your home.

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