Pests are animals that are detrimental to the concerns of human beings and also people themselves. They may be nuisances to humans or even cause diseases for humans, plants, and their animals. In the household, these are mostly insects and rodents that may need to be exterminated or killed using fumigation, pesticides, and insecticides.
Commercial pest control and also control of pests domestically are of vital importance. There are many ways in which one can control pests from disturbing them. Pests can be controlled mechanically whereby a physical barrier or related techniques may be used to deter pests from accessing the house or getting to people. For example sleeping under a protective net may bar mosquitoes from getting to you. Meshes can also be put on window grills to prevent flying insects from getting into the house.
Breeding grounds can also be eliminated. Still, water may be drained. Garbage which may also provide food for many types of pests should be well disposed to avoid them breeding there. One can also use pesticides and insecticides to get rid of pests. Mice and rat control, for example, can be successfully done by using baits that can be readily available from supermarkets and department stores.
Poisoned bait is also an alternative to controlling pests within the household especially with rodent control. It is straightforward and easy to do because one only has to get some food, poison it and place the food where rodents may get it. This method, however, may not be useful if other food sources are available to the rodents, for example, garbage.
Another useful method is burning fields and bushes around the homestead. This helps to kill any rodents or snakes that may be lurking in the bushes as well as eggs that may have been produced there.
Traps are also commonly used means of controlling pests at home. To get rid of a rat, for example, a first trap may be set with a piece of cheese at the end. When the mouse tries to bite of the piece of cheese the trap is triggered and a lever is released that kills the rat instantaneously. This may, however, be quite cumbersome because if you have many mice around the house, you would have to set many traps. This is because each trap can only kill one rodent at a time.
There are many other alternatives to pest control within the household. None of them is full proof, but all of them are sufficiently compelling in their way. Careful attention must be taken when making the choice of controlling pests in the home.