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Keeping the Pests Where They Belong Where do ants, cockroaches, and mice have in common? They are all pests that belong inside, but that love to venture inside your home. If you do see them inside, you need to take action fast — because this is not where they should be! Pests are not just a nuisance. They can spread disease, destroy your insulation and other building materials, and leave nasty smells behind. Every homeowner should know the basics about pest control. Yes, you can call in a professional as needed, but knowing the basics will still help you keep the pests outside where they belong. You can learn those basics right here on this blog.



Can You Prevent Pests On Your Own?

For many families, natural living is important, even when it comes to pest control. They may want to do everything in their power at home before calling a pest control service to help them get rid of nuisances like ants and rodents.

Do you want to get rid of problem pests? These tips will help you take steps to protect your home from pests while waiting for pest control services. You may be surprised at the steps you can take.


Ants are one of the biggest nuisances, and a trail of ants is one thing you don't want to see in your home.

You can make an ant-killing concoction at home with water, sugar, and Borax. The mixture should be left in a shallow plastic container that encourages ants to come inside. They will take it back to the queen, killing the group.

Some don't want to use Borax, and that's okay too. You can stop an ant trail in its tracks with soap and water in a spray bottle. The goal with this scene is also to remove the smell ants follow.


Roaches are among the worst pests to find in your home. Some people cut up garlic and leave it around the kitchen to deter the roaches from coming around. Others will soak bread in beer and place it in containers around the house.

There are also some preventative measures you can take to prevent roaches from getting in the house in the first place. For example, you should eliminate sources of standing water and leaks. Clean food off counters, pick food up before you leave the room, and take care around areas where you keep pet food bowls.

Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are attracted to sweet items, including fruit as the name implies. You may not want to use harsh chemicals to get rid of these flies because they tend to stick around food and places where food is cooked.

You can eliminate fruit flies by putting warm water, dry yeast, and sugar in a jar. Put a top on the lid with a hole in it. The flies will be able to get in but not get out.

Talk to a Pest Control Professional

Do you feel like there is little else you can do to to protect your home and family from pests? You aren't alone. Call a pest control professional today to see how you can be safe and pest-free at the same time.