What you should do and what you should not do when it comes to pest control

In the busy world, we live today, there are many things that we do right and that we do wrong. Unfortunately for us, when it comes to our home if we do some things that are not in our best interest, some other organism might find that for them this is a perfect scenario and so they might move in with you. For instance, if you don’t clean your home often, or if you leave bits of food all over your home then you have made a perfect breeding ground for several pests that will consider that as their primary source of food.

Once you figure out you have a problem you might want to hire a professional service like Crazylegs Pest Control Eagan to do your work or you might try and fix the problem yourself. More often than not, people who try to fix the problems themselves do something bad with the intent of it being good. So, we are here to tell you a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to pest control.

The Do’s

Make sure to clean your home as often as you have time. If you can’t spare time, maybe you should hire a cleaner as keeping your home clean should be on the top of your priorities list.

food-in-containersStore food in containers, as this will help you preserve their freshness and also cut the pests source of food. When it comes to pests they usually love to hide in small cracks inside your walls or floors, so you have to seal up those cracks with something.

Either use a silicone gel that can close off those holes or call a professional to seal them up with his materials. If you decide to get some chemicals that will deal with your pest problem, make sure to read the labels on the back as they will provide information that you need to know. If you have a pet, make sure that every trap and poison you place around your home should be placed in such a way that your pet can’t get to it, otherwise you might poison him or her by mistake.

The don’ts

Don’t think that just because you take the strongest and most expensive poison that you can fix your problem. It’s more about placement and prevention than it is about the strongest chemical. Don’t think that if you place double the amount of poison that the problem will be solved faster.


Another thing to keep in mind is that when it comes to pesticides is that you should never transfer them to another container as that may be a health hazard, and that the moment you are done using the chemicals the containers and leftovers should be disposed in the correct way that is labeled in the back of the product. There are also outdoor and indoor chemicals, don’t mix these up and use something that is for the outdoors inside as they can cause more problems than fixing them.