How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Pests In And Out Of Your Home

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If you have children you’re familiar with the feeling of terror that drives right through your body when you hear them squeal with pain or shock.

It doesn’t matter how old your children are, they’ll need you when they’ve come across a pest and it’s decided to launch a counter-attack to their poking and prodding. Some pests won’t even wait, they’ll attack first.

Perhaps most worrying is that some of the smallest pests are the biggest carries of disease. In fact, mosquitoes are now officially human’s biggest killer, having killed more humans than any other animal.

You need to know how to keep your kids safe both inside and outside your home.

Knowledge

They say knowledge is power and in this case that really is true. To effectively protect your children you need to know what you’re up against. The easiest way of doing this is to contact your local exterminators!

They deal with infestation and pest issues on a daily basis. This means they can tell you which pests are most likely to invade your home and they can advise you on what you can do to protect your home from invasion.

Cover Up

Pests of all shapes and sizes can get into your home through spaces as small as a crack. Mice can get through ¼ inch gaps. If you have any gaps around your doors and windows you need to seal them up. 

It’s also a good idea to check around the walls and even the ground next to your home, this will help you to understand if pests are trying to get into your home.

You should also find out more about dealing with pests inside your home if you have an issue you want it resolved as soon as possible!

Tidy Up

Pests love clutter and other mess. It gives them somewhere safe to hide and forage from. You’ll struggle to find a pest in a room full of boxes.

Now is the time to have the big clear out you’ve been promising yourself. Tidying the rooms and making sure the entire house is clean will help to prevent pests from coming in.

In fact, this also applies to the outside. The tidier it is the harder it will be for pests to find shelter, food, or water. Without this, your home will not be very appealing.

Plants

Most pests do not like mint, lavender, or citronella, you can plant these around the edge of your garden to deter pests from coming in.

You can also erect physical barriers to make it harder for some pests to get in. 

Education

Perhaps the most important step you can take to keep your children safe is actually to educate them regarding the pests that are likely to be in your home and garden. Teach them to identify the pests and stay away from ones that can be an issue.

They should also tell you as this will allow you to deal with any issue effectively.