Home & Family, home improvement

Are pests taking the better part of your home?

When you think of pests in the home, the first thing that comes to your mind is dirt. Pests are most often associated with dirty environments. You definitely would not want to be associated with pests because then that will mean that you are dirty. The relation is that simple. I mean, where there is smoke there must be fire.

As a mother, it is your duty to ensure that your home is free of such pests. We all know that the person who would be blamed for not having the home clean is the mother. Do not wait for the infestation to become worse; begin to seek methods to drive away these pests from your home. Some of the pests that may infest your homes are such as bed bugs, cockroaches, termites, ticks and the fleas among many others.


Each of these pests occur in different places in the home and for different reasons. For example, the bed bugs will be found mostly in the cushion seats, in the bedroom in places like the mattress or the metal or wooden part where the mattress will rest. Bugs especially can be such a problem to deal with once they infest your home.

This is because normally they will lay eggs that you may spread from one place to another unknowingly. This could be when you move beddings from one part of the house to another. Although bed bugs do not cause any illnesses to human beings, it is important that you do away with them for your own comfort. Bug control can prove to be a challenge but you should face it as soon as the problem arises.

One thing you need to know about bugs is that treating them is a challenge. What will determine whether you will succeed or not will depend on how much the bugs will have spread. If the infestation is too much or rather the damage is irreparable, then you may need to start looking at moving out or buying new furniture at once.

In case you are a mother and are wondering just how to get rid of these pests, do not worry. You can finally breathe and say good bye to all the troubles caused by those troublesome friends. Here are simple steps that you can follow to ensure that bugs are not part of your life anymore:

  • Be on the look out

It is your duty to be keen enough around the house to notice the areas that those bugs may have already infested. Once you do this, you will be careful about moving items from place to place around that area.

  • Contain the infestation

You need to ensure the infestation isn’t spreading. Do not move items from the infested room to other rooms without the bugs.

  • Start the treatment process

You can do this either by purchasing bug sprays or by doing away with the infested items.


Grace Sheldon is a 29-year-old lady who studied environmental health and has worked in the field for nearly 4 years. Grace believes that in order to succeed in bug control one needs to be patient. During her free time, she loves to hang out with friends.

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