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By: Reil Miller
Today, there are a number of people who live in homes and buildings that have cockroaches, rodents, bed bugs, and other insects. This is very alarming fact. Insects and rodents are very dangerous since they can spread diseases and viruses, and they can damage homes. For this reason, there are a lot of people who turn to pesticides to get rid of unwanted guest.

Using chemical pesticides and insect repellants is the most popular approach to get rid of pests in any home or building. Pesticides cling to carpets, furniture, and other surfaces. Unfortunately, most of these chemical pesticides are dangerous to people as well. Pesticides and insect repellants are poisonous. Some of their properties make them hazardous and dangerous to pests, and to people and animals as well. For this reason, homeowners and residents must use this pest control method properly. For instance, homeowners must avoid using sprays, foggers, or bombs. These forms of pest control can spread everywhere thus it may land on areas where there are food, or where people prepare food and eat. Homeowners must also make sure to use on the smallest amount of the chemical pesticide that will be effective. It is also important for homeowners to properly store these chemicals safely and keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

If you do not want to use chemical pesticides which are very dangerous, there are other choices you can consider. There are safer pest control products that you can use. For instance, if you want to get rid of cockroaches, you can use Dusts. Dusts may include boric acid, silica gel, and diatomaceous earth. However, when applying any of these products, you must still wear gloves and safety goggles. You can put the boric acid or silica gel in a squeeze bottle and squeeze some into cracks, holes, and underneath large appliances and cabinets. You must remember to apply a very thin layer. For rodents and rats, you can use traps and place them in areas where children and pets won't reach them. Check the traps daily and dispose of any mice that get trapped in a sealed plastic bag.

There are safer methods of eliminating rodents, cockroaches, and other pests in your home. It is vital to consider safer options since using chemicals can be very dangerous for you and your family.


Reil Miller is a freelance writer who discusses the dangers of pest infestation. She also writes for insect control companies like Rove Pest Control . You can learn more about this company at
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