Protecting your home against insects and other pests is a year-round job. While many homeowners believe that warm weather is the only time they need to use an insecticide in and around their homes, the truth is that you must properly use insecticides throughout each season for proper home defense against pests.
How you use an insecticide is just as important as the type of insecticide, so it’s essential to use any insecticide correctly for safety and effectiveness. Here is a guide to properly using insecticides.
Indoor and Outdoor Insecticides
When you purchase a pesticide, choose one with a positive history of safety and effectiveness, such as Reclaim It Insecticide, or another brand or type that suits your needs.
You will need an indoor pesticide if you have an indoor infestation or a problem with spiders, ants, or other insects making a home in your home.
Using both indoor and outdoor insecticides will be the most effective in keeping your home free of unwanted pests. Keep in mind that indoor insecticides are designed for use indoors, and outdoor insecticides work best outside your home. Never use an indoor product for outdoors or vice versa.
Read and Follow the Directions
Most people don’t take the time to read the label when purchasing any type of bug spray or insecticide. You should first read the label on any insecticide to ensure it suits your needs and will work for your type of pest problem. You also need to understand the application, chemicals, and precautions.
Follow Safety Measures
Always follow the recommended safety measures and directions when applying insecticides inside or outside your home. Following the directions can save you a lot of time and trouble and keep family members and pets safe. Following safety measures also means wearing the proper protective gear when mixing, handling, or applying insecticides. Wearing gloves, masks, eye protection, and other equipment will help prevent cross-contamination with food, water, and surfaces.
Understand the Precautions
Proper pest management means proper safety precautions. Whether you’re using
Reclaim It Insecticide DIY or a professional service, take safety seriously.
When using indoor pesticides to kill unwanted pests inside your home, ensure the room is well ventilated, all food is covered or removed from the room, and pots, pans, and other dishes are removed from cabinets before those areas are treated.
Don’t Apply More Than Needed
Applying double the amount of insecticide won’t kill double the amount of pests. Stick to the directions and apply the amount of insecticide according to the directions. Using more than is needed can result in lingering traces of poison, which can be a health hazard for you and your family and a waste of money.
Removing pests from your home DIY with the proper insecticide and precautions is a safe, effective, and economical way to rid your home of unwanted pests. It’s a good idea to speak with a professional or research the best type of insecticide to use for your situation before you take on a pest extermination project.