It’s that time of year again. Leaves are turning yellow and fluttering to the ground, the air is crisp and cold, and once again, it feels like we’re under siege as pests invade our homes in search of food and shelter as they prepare for winter hibernation. The good news, however, is we don’t have to call an exterminator or put out toxic chemicals to deal with these insects by the help of BioCycle Hong Kong.
There are natural and organic pesticides that can be as effective as their chemical counterparts but will not harm your family or your pets. In fact, some of these products have been used for hundreds of years, with a history going back to the ancient Egyptians.
The first step in choosing a household pest control option is to determine what type of pest you’re dealing with. There are many different types, ranging from ants and spiders all the way up to rodents such as mice and gophers, which chew on electric wiring and can do serious damage to property.
Once you’ve identified the specific threat, it’s time to choose a solution. There are two ways to go about this – identifying either a quick fix or a long-term plan, so you don’t have to deal with the problem again. For problems that pose an immediate health risk, such as rodents or roaches (which can carry disease and parasites), it’s important to get rid of the pests immediately.
Roaches: Keep your home clean. Roaches live off crumbs that fall into cracks in the floor or behind appliances or cabinets, so sweep up food spills or wipe away crumbs from countertops every day. Carefully store any packaging you’re discarding in a plastic bag before throwing it out because roaches can chew through paper bags to reach leftover food inside.