Does it feel like there are more insects inside of your home than there are outside? Are you at your wit's end as to how to deal with all of the creepy crawlies? Depending on where you live and the time of year, it may seem like there is a constant stream of insects trying to get into your home to get away from either the extreme heat or the extreme cold that exists outside. The best and fastest way to get rid of your pests is by calling in a professional. Some of the most common pests and what you can do while you're waiting for your appointment are as follows:
Stink bugs: Unlike a lot of other insects you'll find in your home, stink bugs aren't there to eat your food or to hunt other insects. All they want is a warm place to hide while waiting for spring when they can go back out and start laying their eggs on various plants. Because of this, it doesn't matter how clean or dirty your home is, stink bugs will come inside anyway. In order to keep them out of your home, it is important that you seal up any cracks and crevices that you can. This includes applying new weatherstripping, refreshing caulk when it starts to crack, and so forth. A pest control professional can then apply products around the areas that are unable to be sealed, further preventing the pests from entering.
Roaches: While roaches certainly do prefer an untidy home to a clean home, they can still happily to move into dwellings that look clean to the human eye. Roaches can eat just about anything, something that makes their elimination problematic. A particular population can also become immune to various products over time, which is why pest control professionals need to swap to different products at various intervals. Because roaches can subsist on a wide variety of seemingly inedible things, one critical component to their complete elimination is to make sure that they have no access to water. Roaches cannot live without access to water. Make sure that no faucets are leaking, and put a tightly-fitting seal into each drain when you're not using that fixture.
Ants: Ants are small enough and can slip through such nearly-invisible openings, so the best way to get rid of them is by the use of various products by your pest control professional. In the meantime, because ants are able to chew open various plastic and paper packages to get to the food inside, it's important for you to repackage things like cereal, sugar, etc. into sturdy air-tight storage containers to prevent access to the ants. The less food they have, the less the colony will be able to grow.
For more information about pest control, contact a local resource.