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6 Common Household Pests and How to Keep Them Away

Updated: Jul 12, 2023

Keeping Common Household Pests at Bay

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Pests are one thing that can make even the coziest of homes feel less than friendly.

Whether dealing with ants marching across your kitchen counter or a rustling in the walls, creepy crawlies can cause a tedious and even disruptive situation.

Here are some common household pests and expert tips on how to keep them out of your home and garden from Meerkat Pest Control--your professional pest control experts.


Keeping Ants at Bay and Your Food Secure

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Nothing is more heartbreaking like reaching your favorite snack only to realize it has been overtaken by ants. Food, water, sugar and warmth all entice these small critters.

To keep ants at bay, ensure that your home is not a welcoming environment for them. Keep your home clean and free of any food scraps. Seal off all entry points at doors and windows and even tiny cracks.

Also, try using ant baits or a mixture of vinegar and water near entry points to deter them.

If you are still struggling to get rid of ants, it's time to call Meerkat Pest Control for Ant Control Services.

Mice & Rats

Your Ultimate Solution for Rodent Elimination

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Few things are as unsettling as tiny footsteps on your walls or finding evidence of mice or rats in your home.

They are nocturnal pests that can chew through almost anything like cables and electrical wires. Aside from causing potential electrical hazards, they can also spread diseases such as leptospirosis, salmonellosis, and hantavirus.

They are some of the most destructive household pests, so eliminating them is crucial.

Seal all cracks and crevices in your house, crawl space, and attic, as these rodents can easily slip through.

Our industry leading "Exclusion Services" would be the ideal solution for this problem if you are looking for a permanent solution.

Bees & Wasps

Buzzing Pests No More

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Bees and wasps are important pollinators in the environment. But they are less welcome when buzzing around your backyard barbecue. They can really make your outdoor space a nightmare every summer!

We recommend avoiding having unnecessary food and sweets outdoors and using essential oils like peppermint or eucalyptus as natural insect repellent.

Better yet, hire a Pest Control Albany service to deal with bee hive removals safely and professionally.


Termite Infestation Solutions

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Termites are the silent destroyers of your home. They grow in damp, dark environments and can cause extensive damage before you even notice them, so prompt removal is a must!

Good thing, Meerkat's pest control monitoring services can help detect termite infestations early on.


Creating a Spider-Free Environment

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Sure, spiders can be helpful in controlling other pests, but they're not always a welcome sight in your home.

Removing hiding spots, such as boxes, and other areas under furniture, can keep spiders away. Keep your home clean by eliminating clutter and webs, too.

If you find venomous spiders--or are unsure, Meerkat Pest Control's residential pest control service can remove them safely.


Guarding against Cockroach Intruders

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Cockroaches are one of the most infamous culprits when it comes to disease transmission and emitting an unpleasant odor in the home. When they shed their skin, they can trigger allergies and asthma attacks.

The easiest thing you can do to prevent them from entering your home is to keep it clean and clutter-free. Repairing leaks, sealing food and correctly storing garbage can all help to make your home less tempting to roaches.

Struggling with these pests? Meerkat Pest Control is always here to help!

Don't wait for the problem to worsen; Get Free Estimate today.

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