How To Deal With Pest Problems In The Home
When the signs of pests invading your home make themselves known, it can be incredibly frustrating to try and tackle the infestation, especially if the problem seems to grow at an excelled rate.
ICE Cleaning provides various pest control services, dealing with insects, rodents and birds if required. Its cleaners will thoroughly eliminate any traces of pests and help you prevent them from returning.
Read on to learn how to deal with pests in your home.
What type of pests should you worry about?
There are a variety of pests that you may find in your home. These issues can quickly get out of control, especially during the colder months when pests might seek warmth and food in your home. However, you should be vigilant all year round and look out for any signs of these pests:
- Bed Bugs
You may see signs around your home that indicate when you have a pest infestation. Be vigilant for animal droppings, bites on your body, movement in the walls and damage to your home’s integrity. By spotting these indicators early, you can prevent further spread by contacting pest removal services.
The health risks associated with pests
Pests are natural carriers of disease, often passed through their droppings, bodily fluids, or fur shedding. The expansion of urban areas and international transport has only exacerbated these issues, and when it reaches your home, it could affect you severely.
You could be at risk of many illnesses or allergic reactions that include:
- Bird flu
- Lyme disease
In the case of insects, you may be less at risk of severe diseases however they can still cause harm to yourself and the integrity of your home. Wasps will chew through plasterboard, wood, insulation and more until they spread their nest into your home.
Bed bugs and fleas can infest your bedding, causing discomfort through bites that irritate and cause itchy skin. Excessive scratching could cause scarring and possibly secondary skin infections.
How to prevent pests from entering your home
Even if your home is a new build or a recently renovated property, the chances of a pest infestation in your home could be high. There are some steps you can take to prevent pests from entering your home:
- Seal up holes or cracks
- Don’t store firewood in your home
- Keep your home free of damp
- Maintain your garden and trees
- Regularly clean fireplaces and chimneys
- Keep your home clean
- Cover your bin and empty it often
If pests have already entered your home and the problem is out of control, it’s time to call pest control services as soon as possible for the safety of you and your loved ones.
ICE Cleaning will remove any traces of pests from your home with its professional pest removal services, and they can be on-site within a matter of hours.
Its BICSc-accredited cleaners are available 24/7, 365 days a year and commit to making your home safe and pest-free.
Find out more about their variety of services here.