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3 Simple Pest Control Methods to Keep Your House Bug-Free October 25, 2016

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3 Simple Pest Control Methods to Keep Your House Bug-Free, Rochester, New York

Pests such as bedbugs, ants, and mice are a nightmare to have in your home. While pest control treatments are very effective, they become costly when you end up doing them repeatedly. Target Pest Control in Rochester, NY, says the job does not stop after calling in pest exterminators but continues with maintenance to keep your home bug-free.

Here are three tips on how to keep those pests from coming back after a pest control treatment:

  • Bug-Proof Your Home: Even after a pest control treatment eliminates the bugs and vermin from your home, these pests can still come back over time. Keeping your house clean is your first defense from a repeat infestation. Fix leaky pipes, wipe counters and surfaces down to remove odors and food particles, store food properly in sealed containers, and observe proper waste disposal. These actions will get rid of the moisture, crumbs, and odors attracting pests.

  • pest controlUse Plants As Defense: Oils from plants like citronella, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, patchouli and tea tree mixed with grain alcohol (like vodka) can be used as bug spray. These organic sprays keep away mosquitoes, ants, spiders, ticks, and fleas. Just planting them around the house can create a perimeter defense to repel insects.

  • Make DIY Remedies: You may not know it, but your kitchen is stocked with items you can use against bugs. Coffee grounds, when sprinkled around windows and doors, keep ants away. Vinegar mixed with water is effective in cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.

Following these tips go a long way to keeping your home bug-free, but if you still find yourself dealing with creepy crawlies, the staff at Target Pest Control can help. With over 25 years of experience in bug control, the treatments ensure your house is protected for a long time. Visit the website or call the experts at (585) 427-7175 to make an appointment.

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