COMMERCIAL AND DOMESTIC INSECT CONTROL
As insects are more diverse than any other group of animal, you could understandably be unsure how exactly to wipe out an infestation that emerges in your home or business. You would be right to assume that different types of insect call for different eradication measures.
Insect species include flying insects like flies, stored product insects like moths and beetles, and such ectoparasites as fleas and bed bugs. Gardens are also not entirely immune to infestations from insects like ants, woodlice and ladybirds; these are all examples of normal garden insects.
Why should you act to prevent these insects infesting?
Ants: Many ant species opt to build nests just outside a building which they then enter to forage for food. Flying and black garden ants can both emerge during summer.
Flies: These can be irritating and carry many diseases such as malaria, cholera and conjunctivitis. Their sticky foot pads can also transfer excrement particles to food.
Cockroaches: These can bring dirt into a home, where the cockroaches can rapidly breed and sustain themselves on nearly any food. These stubborn insects need to be professionally eradicated.
Moths: After entering a home, moths can leave eggs in dark, briefly-disturbed places like wardrobes and cupboards, where these insects can damage stored clothes.
Woodlouse: Woodlice can be attracted to damp and moist areas in your home or corporate building, though these insects are usually just considered unsightly rather than a serious nuisance.
Bedbugs: Being nocturnal, bed bugs are hard to spot, but can leave itchy red bites on parts of the body that come into contact with infested bedding.
How can I prevent bed bugs?
Avoid placing potentially dirty items, such as backpacks, suitcases, shopping bags or purses, on your bed. During parties at your home, you should also avoid throwing your coat - or letting guests throw their coats - on your bed.
Can I really treat an ant infestation with vinegar spray?
For treating an ant infestation, this is one DIY method with which many homeowners have found success. Therefore, by putting a mix of water and white vinegar into a spray bottle and using this to apply the solution, you can stun the ants.
Is it really possible to kill ants by spraying them with vinegar?
This is a long-enduring myth propagated by the internet. As vinegar lacks a sufficiently strong chemical composition to poison ants, the solution alone isn't enough to kill them. You could spray ants with enough vinegar to drown them, but this is possible with normal water, too.
Are cockroaches really indestructible?
Despite the common mantra that cockroaches would be capable of surviving a nuclear war, they aren't quite indestructible. Cockroaches are indeed much more resistant to radiation than vertebrates; however, other insects, like fruit flies, remain more radiation-resistant than cockroaches.