Spring is that wonderful time when everything awakes: birds, bees, and plants, but it’s all fun and games until by the end of summer you start finding spiders, flies, ants, and roaches all over your apartment. This doesn’t mean that having insects in your apartment is dangerous or risky, but it is annoying and can take a lot of your time and money to get rid of them since they have the annoying habit of returning.
Do you have a problem with pests?
To be completely honest: the moment you actually see a rodent or a roach, you are neck-deep in pest problems. Ants are not such a big deal, and they are moderately easy to get rid of, but if you have spotted cockroaches, it means that you are going to face a difficult fight. Be careful and meticulous when going around your apartment, and be alert – spotting something seemingly as insignificant as black pepper pellets may show you that you do have roaches in your apartment (roach droppings resemble pepper pellets).
First things first
As desperate as you may be to frantically start cleaning up the place, you can bring more harm than good. The best thing you can do is call an expert and work together to get rid of any pests you might have. Ask the experts for advice as well, using bug bombs to get rid of bedbugs will leave you with fewer bedbugs, but they will be scattered all over the house. Exterminators will set baits for pests, and it’s best you don’t try anything until they tell you to do so; neither them nor you would like their efforts to be in vain, would you?
Staying safe and sound
Noticing insects around the house doesn’t necessarily mean that you have pest problems, but it is generally a good idea to get rid of them just in case; and that’s when you turn to different pest repellents. There are people who cringe at the thought of having harmful chemicals sprayed all over their living room, but luckily there are natural and organic pest control supplies on the market which are safe for you and your furniture. Neither you, your pets, nor your family will be sick from these products, and you will sleep peacefully knowing that there are no insects around you.
Noticing that you have pests is not always easy, but once you are sure and begin treatment, it is wise to let your neighbours know. Roaches and bedbugs can spread to your neighbours’ apartments and houses (or they could have come from them as well), so talk to them to see if they have noticed any problems lately. If they did, you can call exterminators together to do a careful inspection of your homes and determine whether they are at risk or not.
Sharing your living space with the people you love is a wonderful thing, but having to stand spiders, ants, and roaches is not so nice. When you know that your living space belongs to you alone, you will be much calmer and happier knowing you’re safe from pests in your home.