Home Improvement

What to Know about Pest In The Home

At some point, our home can suffer a plague. The most common occurrence in summer because bugs like humidity and cold corners, so they will seek shelter in your home. That is when you should use a pest protection plan.

The most common pests that can affect homes and neighboring communities are:

  • Ants
  • Mites
  • Weevils
  • Moths
  • Silverfish
  • Cockroaches
  • Ticks

Why Are These Pests In The Home?

The most common reasons why pests proliferate in homes are:


As we told you before, it is the leading cause, insects and other bugs like humid areas of the home.

Please pay special attention to the kitchen and the bathroom since they are the rooms that can accumulate the most humidity. If necessary, use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the room.

The Dirt

Inadequate cleaning in the home can benefit the generation of an infestation. Exterminate your home, clean the remains of food and dirt that may occur. Also, try not to accumulate garbage in the house. Throw it away every day, especially organic debris.

 Inadequate Ventilation

Insufficient ventilation in the home and not properly sealing entry points can lead to the emergence of pests. Ventilate your house every day and cover cracks or entry points in walls and floors.


Your pet can be a carrier of pests without knowing it. Keep the vaccination schedule up to date, and try to disinfect the house and your pet from time to time. It may be that while walking, you catch a parasite without realizing it.

How To Fight A Plague?

There are three basic steps you can take to stop pests from taking over your home.

  1. Do not leave food in the air. Try to keep all food in the refrigerator or in airtight containers to avoid attracting insects.
  2. Do not allow water or moisture to accumulate. As we mentioned before, humidity is the leading cause of pests. Ventilate your house correctly, do not let water accumulate in any corner, and if necessary, use dehumidifiers altogether to remove moisture from certain parts of your house.
  3. Seal the access roads to the house. Seal access areas to the home include windows with mosquito nets, holes in the wall, or cracks exposed and where unwanted insects can enter.


There are many products to control pests, such as pesticides and other chemicals. Although they are effective, they have harmful effects on the environment and people. Therefore, we want to tell you some homemade and natural tricks to keep pests under control in your home without using pesticides.

Plants, although it seems contradictory, serve to keep the house free of insects. Do you want to know which plants can help you?

  • The Mint. It is a very effective plant against numerous pests such as ants, flies, ticks, fleas.
  • Basil. It is perfect against fly pests.
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