5 Tips For Pest Control In Lagos

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5 Tips For Pest Control In Lagos

If you’re a Lagos resident who has had enough of having your home invaded by pests, then you’ll be interested to know that there are many ways in which these unwelcome guests can be kept at bay. Thankfully, with the help of some simple tips and tricks, you can reduce the risk of being plagued by pests and also keep them away should they return again. Whether you live in an apartment, condo or house, it is likely that sooner or later you will be visited by unwanted guests such as cockroaches, rats and ants. These pests have the ability to smell out any food left uncovered in the kitchen, find their way into tiny gaps in cupboards and locate the perfect hiding spots in any home. However, with a little preparation and 5 simple steps for pest control in Lagos, you can reduce the risk of being invaded again.

 

Be smart with food storage

One of the main reasons that pests are drawn to your home is because you’re leaving food out that they can feed on. It’s important to store all food items in containers and put them in places where pests are less likely to get to them. You can also avoid leaving food on your kitchen work surface or in open bowls or containers for too long. When it comes to storing foods, it is best to put perishable items, such as rice, pasta, sugar and grains in airtight containers in a cool, dry place. When it comes to other food items like flour, sugar, rice, nuts and seeds, it is best to keep them in closed containers and away from sunlight to prevent them from getting contaminated. Similarly, make sure that you don’t leave opened bags of flour or sugar out either.

 

Don’t leave food out

As well as storing food correctly, it’s also important not to leave food out on the plates and bowls you’ve used to serve meals or put out for guests. This is a sure fire way to encourage pests to come and make themselves at home in your kitchen. If you have to leave food out, put it in a container or place it in the fridge. It’s also important not to leave water out in open bowls or put out plants that are likely to attract insects. You should also avoid placing dirty dishes in the sink for too long. Pests are likely to smell any food left out and then make their way into your home.

 

Use natural repllents

There are many natural ingredients that can be used to keep pests at bay. For example, you can use cayenne pepper, chili powder, cloves, garlic, neem leaves, eucalyptus leaves and fresh mint to create an unappealing smell that pests won’t be able to stand. Similarly, you can mix all natural repellent ingredients together and place them in open bowls and jars to create an unappealing smell that pests won’t be able to resist. You can also place bowls of essential oils in certain parts of your home to create a smell that pests won’t be able to stand. A great tip is to place some cinnamon or peppermint leaves in places where pests are likely to find their way into your home. Cinnamon is a natural repellent that is likely to drive pests away. You can also place neem leaves or eucalyptus leaves in places where pests are likely to hide out, such as in cupboards, drawers or behind appliances, to keep them away.

 

Make your home unappealing to pests

If you have pests in your home, you can also make your home less appealing to them by keeping it clean and tidy. You can vacuum your home regularly to remove crumbs that may be hiding in the corners and clean your home regularly to remove any food splatters or spills that may be attracting pests. You may also want to consider removing any soil or wood chips that may be attracting pests to certain areas of your garden. You can also look at getting rid of any items that may be attracting pests to your home, such as old newspapers, cardboard and magazines. Similarly, remove any items that may be attracting pests, such as planters, buckets and other items that may be making your home a comfortable place for pests to hide out in.

 

Hire a professional exterminator

If you’re unsure how to get rid of pests in your home or you have tried all the above methods and are still being plagued by pests, it may be time to hire a professional exterminator. A professional exterminator can carry out a thorough inspection of your home and identify any gaps or cracks where pests may be getting in. They may also be able to advise you as to how to prevent pests from getting in at a future date. A professional exterminator may also be able to recommend products or use sprays that are unlikely to be harmful to your family or pets. Before hiring a professional exterminator, you should check out their credentials, experience and any online reviews or feedback they may have received. You should also ask for an estimate of the cost of their services before hiring them.

 

Wrapping up

Lastly, whatever method of pest control you decide to try, it is important to be vigilant and keep an eye out for pests in your home. For example, if you notice ants in your kitchen, you should try to trace their source of entry as quickly as possible to prevent them from making their way into other parts of your home. If you follow the above tips and tricks, you can reduce the risk of being plagued by pests and also keep them away should they return again.

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