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Surprising Pests Which Could Be Lurking In Your Home (And Making Your Family Sick!)

Surprising Pests Which Could Be Lurking In Your Home (And Making Your Family Sick!)

A lot of people don’t even realize that there are pests in their home until it’s too late. In fact, they tend to only find out when their family gets poorly, or there is significant damage to their property. So it’s a good idea to ensure you are clued up on what kinds of pests are in your home so you can watch out for them. Therefore, here are surprising pests which could be lurking in your home and making your family sick.

Mice

One pest you might not realize could be in your home is mice. But the pests can cause a big problem for your family. For one thing, they can damage the furniture and walls in your home as they create a new place to be their home. And not only this, but they can also chew wires and cables in your home. That means, things might stop working in your property. And you could even end up with a fire if they chew through an electrical cable. Not only this, but the pests can have an impact on your family’s health. After all, mice can carry a wide range of illnesses which could make your family ill. Therefore, watch out for signs of mice such as holes in your walls and droppings. And if you do have the pests, you can contact a pest control company to come and remove them quickly!

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Termites

You might not even think about termites being in your home. But there’s a chance that these could be in your home. And if they are, you could end up with damage to your property. After all, they destroy wood meaning that the structure of your home could be in jeopardy. And they could be eating the inside of your walls. As this article says, termites actually cause $5 billion worth of damage every year for homeowners. And they can affect your family’s health as they can cause allergic reactions. Therefore, watch out for signs that they are in your home such as hollow sounding timber and termite droppings. And if they are, you can contact a company who will do termite control in your property. You can even get them to come regularly to ensure they don’t become a recurring problem in your home.

Fleas

If you have any pets in your home, there’s a chance you might have fleas in your property. After all, dogs and cats are the biggest carriers of the pests. And if they get into your home, they can spread like wildfire. In fact, your carpets could end up infested with the pests. Not only this, but they will be irritable to your family too. Although they won’t make home in your skin like they do with animals, they can bite humans. In fact, you could end up with bites all over your body from the bugs during the summer months. Therefore, ensure your pet has flea preventive, so they don’t intrude your home. And if there are fleas in your home, you can buy some spray which you can use around the house to say bye to them to good.

And remember to ensure all bedding in the home is cleaned regularly. After all, you don’t want to have to deal with bed bugs in the property!

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Don’t Let Unwanted Intruders Spoil The Holidays!

Don’t Let Unwanted Intruders Spoil The Holidays!

When it comes to our homes, we should feel safe and secure. Unfortunately, from time to time, we may have to deal with unwanted intruders. Here are some tips to help you protect your home during the holidays.

Preventing burglaries

We all want to feel safe in our homes. Sadly, there are people out there who are on the lookout for easy pickings. Sometimes, it’s impossible to prevent burglaries. But there are lots of things you can do to try and deter thieves and make your home’s defenses harder to breach.

Effective deterrents

You’ll often find that thieves are put off breaking into certain homes just by looking to them. If you have a burglar alarm, CCTV or security lights, these make the job a lot harder. Electric gates, dogs, and cars in the drive can also deter thieves.

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Making life more difficult

Open windows and doors are an invitation for robbers. If all the windows and doors are locked, it’s much more difficult to break into a property. Make sure you lock up before you go out or you go to bed. Never leave the keys in view or by the front door. Keep them on your person. Hide valuables and anything that has sentimental meaning.

Keeping your home safe while you’re away

If you’re going away for the holidays, ask your neighbors to keep an eye out for you. Cancel any deliveries, and leave a light on. Keep one car parked in the drive. Ask a friend or family member to pop round and collect the mail every few days.

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Deterring pests

Unwanted visitors don’t just come in human form. Our homes are also enticing bases for all kinds of critters and creatures. It’s not always possible to prevent pests from entering, but there are steps you can take.

Keeping your home clean

Pests are often drawn to smells and the lure of leftovers. Make sure you clean up after cooking and store food in airtight containers. Don’t leave dirty pots on the side, or trash bags in the kitchen. Take the garbage out and ensure that bins are sealed. Mop the floors and wipe down the surfaces.

Plugging the gaps

Pests like mice and rats often enter through cracks and gaps in the walls, window frames, and doors. If you notice holes, patch them up using sealant or filler. This makes it much more difficult for them to gain entry.

Acting quickly

If you spot signs of a mouse, rat, ant or cockroach infestation, act quickly. The longer you leave it, the worse it will become. You could use traps and chemicals, such as insecticides. However, it’s often best to search online for control de plagas or pest control firms. Experts use effective techniques to exterminate pests rapidly.

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As the holidays approach, the last thing you want is uninvited visitors. Now is the time to take steps to protect your home from opportunistic thieves and pests looking for their next meal. Hopefully, these tips will come in handy.

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