The Best Way To Protect Your Peoria Home From Pests Year-Round
April 21, 2021
Many things make a home a home, but pests are not one of those things. When invasive creatures invade, the quality of life for homeowners drops way down. If you are tired of finding bugs, rodents, and other pests around your living areas, we are here today to help. Here are some great ways to deter pests from invading your Peoria property, and some reasons why professional pest control might be your best path to a pest-free home.
Common Area Pests
Peoria is home to a wide variety of pests. To help you better understand the types of invasive creatures that are likely to cause trouble around your property, here is a basic description of our area’s most common pests.
Ants: Ants are social insects that live in large colonies. Depending on the species, these colonies can be built underground, inside the wall voids of a home, or tunneled into structures of wood. As a general theme, ants are annoying pests. Some, however, are also dangerous and destructive.
Spiders: Out of 43,000 species of spiders that live worldwide, only 30 have ever been responsible for human death. Of the spiders in our area, only two pose any real risk to people; the black widow and brown recluse. Other Peoria spiders pose problems in other ways with the way they build webs and scare homeowners, but generally aren’t lethal.
Bed Bugs: There are few things as disturbing as sharing your bed with pests. What is even scarier is the thought that bugs could feed on your blood while you sleep and you wouldn’t know it. This is what it is like to live with bed bugs. These small parasitic pests do their best to stay out of sight and but will disturb sleep, especially as their population size grows.
Rodents: Rodents will chew on anything and everything in their path. Known for their destructive tendencies, ability to spread dangerous diseases, and habit of bringing fleas and ticks wherever they go, these furry creatures are about as bad as pests come.
Cockroaches: Roaches are nature’s garbage disposal. Commonly found around trash, sewage, and decaying animals and plants, these flat insects are known for spreading a laundry list of disease-causing organisms. With larger infestations of roaches, asthma attacks and allergic reactions can also become a serious problem.
How Effective Is DIY?
Each pest requires a different set of exclusion tips to effectively keep out of your home. Granted, many pests can be deterred with a general list of preventative measures, but there is no way to guarantee they will stay outside without help from a professional pest control provider. If you cannot afford professional pest control, here are some things you should be doing to reduce your chances of a pest infestation:
Seal your home’s exterior.
Address moisture issues around your home.
Reduce clutter and remove debris around your yard.
Feed your pets indoors and clean their bowls after every meal.
Thoroughly clean your home at least once a week.
Keep unscreened doors and windows closed as much as possible.
The Best Way To Keep Pests Out
If you think you can’t afford year-round pest control, take a look at our affordable options here at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. We’ll prove that you don’t have to sacrifice quality to provide cost-effective solutions to pest problems.
Contact our team today to discuss your treatment options and find a year-round control plan that fits your needs.