JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Cockroaches, mice, termites, and ants are pests that can wreak havoc in your home.
Reported from Apartment Therapy, Sunday (22/8/2021), according to the National Pest Control Association, cockroaches, mice, termites, and ants are the most common household pests found in homes.
So, how to get rid of it? Here’s how to get rid of cockroaches, mice, ants, and termites from your home.
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Close the gap
Most pests enter the home through cracks or burrows. To prevent this, of course the first step is to close the gaps and holes in the house.
You can use steel wool to cover it, then finish with caulk so mice can’t enter the house again.
In addition, this method also helps prevent small pests such as termites and ants from entering.
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While window blinds can block views and reduce natural light from entering your home, they can prevent small pests from entering your home.
Installing windows with curtains allows you to enjoy fresh air without letting pests into your home.
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Dispose of trash regularly
Garbage that accumulates in the kitchen area can invite pests such as cockroaches, flies, and even ants in large numbers.
To prevent this, take out the trash regularly. Also, keep trash cans, piles of firewood, and yard waste away from the house so they don’t attract pests.
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Stagnant water is a potential breeding ground for flies and attracts rats in search of a water source.
For that, immediately eliminate stagnant water sources in the house and around the house to help keep these pests away.