Termites and bugs that bite at night are indeed small creatures, but they are of great nuisance value to many homeowners.
Cockroaches and rodents can make kitchen activity a nightmarish experience, and biting insects like fleas, bedbugs, spiders, mosquitoes and some tiny flies can even constitute a health hazard.
Somewhere outside your home, stagnant water may appear seemingly harmless, but it is here most insects and pests and particularly mosquitoes breed.
After every rainfall, you must take extra care to see there are no pools of stagnant water anywhere near or around your house which, if unattended, can become a mosquito paradise.
Make sure you create a proper rainwater drainage system to permanently prevent water collection.
There are insecticide products available in the market that you can apply particularly in the vulnerable parts of your garden as well as inside the house to prevent insects from breeding. Checking these areas periodically to ensure there are no termites or biting insects is essential.
Make it a point to regularly check the inner as well as exterior walls of your house for cracks and crevices as these openings are an open invitation for all types of termites and biting insects. These cracks and crevices must be sealed as soon as you notice them.
It will be a wise move to spray the perimeter of your house, floor skirts, windows, doors and the base of the foundation, with a chemical barrier to prevent crawling insects from wandering at your threshold and subsequently invading the inside of your house.
Spraying a bit of boric acid or boric powder all over your bathroom and toilet floors, particularly during nights, will prevent biting insects, mice, rodents and cockroaches, and other pests from visiting the area.
However, be careful with the boric acid if you have children and pets inside the house.
If the problem is acute and you are not able to get rid of the menace of termites and pests, it is prudent to summon a pest control professional for wholesome pesticide treatment of your house.
Pest control experts work with bug control products as well as some commonly known toxic chemicals.
There are several things you can do to prevent biting insects and other garden pests from laying eggs inside or in the vicinity of your house.
For example, keeping your garden clean and free from stagnant water and accumulation of filth would mean that the pests and insects and other creatures will be devoid of a proper place to lay their eggs.
Long grasses too are areas where insects can lay eggs and hence make sure that the grasses are trimmed at regular intervals and there are no bushes or wild patches inside your garden and surrounding your house.
To sum up, it is not too difficult to prevent termites and biting insects from getting into your house if you are willing to spend a little time every week for maintenance and pest prevention work.