Arthropods and other long black bug insects who invade houses and areas largely populated by humans are known as perimeter or occasional invaders. The usual reason for their invading is to forage for resources.
These occasional invaders in time can become a nuisance since they may cause property damage on furniture, textiles, or plants—they also bite.
These pests usually die after a short while, but their remains can become food for other pests which will only exacerbate the problem.
Some insects which secrete a foul odor can cause allergic reactions for people or animals.
Insects such as arthropods or mites are occasional invaders whose normal habitat is usually out of doors. However, when circumstances arrive that they actually do invade indoors, a great way to remove them naturally and without much damage to your or your property is by making the invaded area as inhospitable to the invaders as possible.
This is a great indoor insect control procedure, which is just one among many possible means to be rid of these pests.
Another way to be rid of pests is called the exclusion, which is one of the initial steps to flush them out and keep them out for good.
It is done by using a sealing agent such as wire screens, caulk, cloth, or any other material with which one may be a blew to seal cracks or gaps outside a structure where insects can crawl into.
Typical entry points are usually found undersigns, around doors and windows, on vents, utility lines, foundation walls, or any area with crevices large enough for insects to enter.
Habitat modification, the second way to manage infestation involves placing an inorganic barrier about two to four feet around the premises.
It is essential that you apply only inorganic material such as rock or gravel, since any other material, more so organic ones, may be used and adapted as a habitat by the perimeter invaders.
Organic materials that retain a good deal of moisture such as soil, leaves, bark, grass, and mulch may be used as food and shelter for the invaders which will, of course, cause them to stay. You don’t want that to happen.
Another way to ensure that pests don’t crash into your home is to check if you have any leaking faucets or damp places. Like any other creature, insects need moisture to live long. Cut off the moisture and they dry out and die.
When the invading insect numbers have swelled to a very significant amount, mechanical measures to eradicate them need to be undertaken.
One fast and easy way to do this is to locate their hide-out and sucking them out with a vacuum cleaner. The bags can then be sealed and disposed of after use, or they can be incinerated to ensure that none of the pests escape and survive.
The three above-stated methods may be classified as a type of organic pest control.