Have you started noticing unwanted insects in and around your home? Do they seem to be multiplying and increasing in numbers, despite your best efforts? Unfortunately for us humans, the reason why certain insects become pests is that they have a tendency to survive and thrive even in harsh environments. But this doesn't mean that you should give up hope and turn your home over to these pests. There are a number of things you can do that will help get rid of your unwanted "guests" in a more timely manner. Some of the most important of these things include:
Hiring a professional: The most successful pest control efforts are going to be ones that are targeted to the species of spider or insect that is plaguing your home. For instance, ants are entirely different from roaches in regards to both diet and preferred nesting areas. A professional exterminator will be aware of these differences and will be able to assist you with focusing your efforts so that you're not wasting your time and energy on methods that are, at best, ineffective. Although a professional isn't going to be free, the time and money that they'll save you in the long run will make it more than worth the cost.
Cleaning up your yard: Even though you may be seeing pests inside of your home, they may only be coming inside sporadically while foraging outside. Various types of mulch can make a great food item for some pests and hiding places for others. As part of your pest control efforts, it will help if you clean up your yard, raking up any leaf litter and getting rid of any organic mulch that you're currently using. Even inorganic mulches can be problematic; consult with the professional exterminator to figure out the best option for you and your home.
Hiring a pet sitter: If you have a dog or a cat, it's possible that the pests are eating and drinking from your pet's food and/or water dishes. Instead of restricting your pets and eliminating the food and water dishes, it may help if you can send your pet away for a week or two. Without easy access to food and water, many pests will simply move on and live somewhere else. When your pest control efforts have succeeded, you can bring your pet home once again to be able to enjoy his or her company.