Pests in a household can be stressful to deal with. Besides the unsightly scenes they can cause, they’re a health hazard. Such insects need to be eliminated. Extermination is the eradication of the vermin or insects completely. This is to prevent their reappearance for some time. The source of the pests is one way of successfully exterminating the pests.
Different extermination methodologies used
There are various ways by which extermination can be done. They include natural and artificial means. They are as follows:
There are various traps to be set for the vermin. Sticky solutions trap the vermin, be they rodents or insects just fine. Once they are unable to move their bodies, you can wipe them away. In most cases, the adhesives used in the trap prevent the insects from breathing, so their bodies are impaired and finally succumb.
This is another form of extermination. It works especially for rodents and ants. Since they smell and sense where the bait is, it won’t need any attention. You can buy some chemicals from the store to add to the food bait. This will instantly lead to their death after consumption.
Electronic traps kill the rodents and insects by electrocution
Traditional spring traps are also an option. It is important for the traps to be well sprung to ensure their best performance.
Vacuum cleaners are used to suck out some insects such as stink bugs.
Use of fly papers
A mixture of granulated sugar, brown sugar and syrup painted on a board and hung overnight is a proper way to control house flies.
The presence of herbs and spices such as bay leaves, lemon peels, mint and eucalyptus around the house is a natural repellent.
You can also opt for a rodent feeder such as a cat. They are a beautiful addition to the home, and on top of this, they can eradicate all roaming rodents.
The different extermination methodologies used to depend on various factors. They need to be effective enough to kill the insects yet safe for the inhabitants. The toxicity of some chemicals used to exterminate the unwanted vermin is a hazard.
There are also different extermination methodologies for various kind of vermin. Each insect has its proper way by which it can be eliminated. However, some means are general regardless of the vermin at hand.
Before opting for an extermination methodology, be sure to consider the advantages and disadvantages carefully. This is to prevent unprecedented fatalities that may arise after their use.
It is important to keep your home as clean as possible to prevent the buildup of vermin which may be hard to eradicate with time. Always spray your house from time to time.