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How to Keep the Vents in Your Home Pest-Free

Most homeowners are particular about keeping their home clean and pest-free. However, some areas are out-of-sight and so out-of-mind and vents are one of them. The air-conditioning ducts in your home can easily become a breeding-ground for pests, especially in the colder months. This is because they find the environment in the ducting perfect to build nests and breed in. The experts at Knock-Down Pest Control recommend these tips to keep your vents pest-free, regardless of the temperature outdoors:   Check the vents for gaps and cracks– Miniature pests can find their way into the air-conditioning and heating duct through cracks and gaps. Often, damaged or cracked vent systems can be the primary culprits, offering insects and rodents easy entry into the most comfortable and safe areas your home. Check the exteriors of the ducts and vents for signs of damage and get them fixed before the pests find them. […]

The importance of Ventilation in Reducing the Risk of Termite Attacks

Regardless of how hygienically you maintain your home and immediate surroundings, pests have a way of finding their way into your home. Once an infestation has been treated and the pests have been eliminated, we at Knock-Down Pest Control recommend the use of preventative measures. Only an integrated pest control approach will help ensure that your property is well-protected from future pest infestations. The idea is to create an environment that is inhospitable for destructive creatures like termites and other pests. How moisture attracts pests Maintaining cleanliness, getting regular pest control done, keeping your home clutter-free are some of the ways in which you can keep pests at bay. In addition, it’s crucial to watch for moisture in your home’s foundation. However, pests such as termites are extremely destructive. These and silverfish breed rapidly in damp, warm spaces as do some species of ants, centipedes, and cockroaches. They thrive in […]

Are pesticides bad for human health?

Insects that look small and harmless can be very dangerous with the diseases they carry around. For example, even a tiny bite of a diseased insect can have fatal consequences. Imagine how strong the pesticides have to be in order to kill these insects and we can already have our answer to the question. Can the pest control sprayers be toxic? Sprayers are one of the most used pest control methods. It is very easy and practical use and they can be both odorous and odourless. These spray types do not carry too much toxicity risk. Care must be taken to ensure that there is no food, drinks, glasses or containers around when spraying, whether it is odorous or odourless. After spraying is done hands must be washed at least twice and you should not touch your face with your hands without washing them first. In addition, you should not […]

Getting rid of cockroaches with natural solutions

Cockroaches are disgusting and terrible guests that show up at our houses. It can be very difficult to get rid of them completely. These insects, besides being disgusting, carry diseases that can poison your food without you noticing it. The most disturbing problem with cockroaches is that they are hiding all over the house and only get active during the nights when we usually sleep. An easy way of completely removing cockroaches from your house is to hire a pest control service. Such professionals know what to do in order to get rid of the cockroaches fast and efficiently. However, if you want to try out few natural solutions before hiring a pest control service, we are happy to make a few suggestions. Where do cockroaches hide in the house? Before talking about the ways of getting rid of this insect, we will talk about where they usually hide during […]

How can we combat pests with natural methods?

We leave a lot of food outdoors in our house. Breadcrumbs, food remnants from the evening create feasts for insects. We should not be creating an environment which can be a shelter for insects. It is important to clean the house thoroughly including every corner of the house and close any cracks in the walls. Pest control services are the best option in terms of getting rid of any type of insect at your house. However, there are some strong natural solutions that you can try. A humid environment is also very much desired by pests. Leaking taps and wet floors will invite the insects to your house. That is why it is important to have a clean, non-humid house with no cracks. How to prevent ants from entering your house Cucumber: ants hate cucumber or its skin. If you put them to your house entrances ants won’t come in. […]

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