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Termites are nasty critters that work their way into your home and destroy it from the inside out. My name is Linda, and I am a pest control specialist. I have seen many homes and other buildings absolutely destroyed by termites. A termite infestation can cause a great deal of time and money to fix, and I'd like to tell you how to avoid having termites in the first place. I'll also discuss the clues that you have termites in your home and what to do if you already have an infestation. You can fix a termite problem, but you should act as quickly as possible. Let me be your guide.


Got Termites? I Can Help

Discover the Best Ways to Remove Roaches from Your Home

by Letitia Hunt

Are you constantly finding cockroaches in your home? Although you may see most of them in the kitchen, it is possible that you are seeing them in other areas of the home as well, including the bathroom and living room. If you seem to be dealing with an infestation, you must take action before the infestation gets any worse. 

Self-Treatment Options: Trying to Eliminate the Cockroaches on Your Own

Before seeking out assistance from the pest control professionals, you may prefer to try taking care of the problem in your home on your own. You may want to start by cleaning the home as thoroughly as possible. Cockroaches enjoy living in homes with lots of clutter because it makes it easier for them to hide. If they seem to be attracted to the trash can in your home, consider purchasing one that comes with a lid to keep them away.

Cockroaches do not like minty scents. You may want to work on naturally repelling them by spraying the home down with peppermint oil. The scent will start to fade within a week or two, so it may be necessary to do a complete spray down at least once a week. However, you may begin to notice there are not as many cockroaches hanging out in your home after you complete a spraying of each room.

Aside from using peppermint oil, some people choose to spread boric acid around the home. While it is effective at getting rid of the roaches, it can be harmful to both children and pets. If you have small kids and animals living in the home, using boric acid may not be ideal.

Professional Pest Control Treatment: Getting Expert Assistance with the Infestation

If you are unable to control the infestation with your own treatment, calling in the experts is a must. 

Assorted pest control options are used to help eliminate the cockroaches. The specialist may choose to put up bait stations designed to lure and trap these cockroaches within minutes. Along with bait stations, the specialist may want to spray the home with pesticide. If the home is getting sprayed down with pesticide, you may need to leave the home for several hours until it has had time to dry.

No one likes walking into the home to see cockroaches scattering around. Whether you are dealing with a light infestation or a heavy one, it is a good time to take action. You can try peppermint oil, boric acid, and professional pest control solutions to help you with the problem. Talk to a company like Kettle Moraine Pest Control for more information.