After the Storm: Why You Need Pest Exterminators

After the Storm: Why You Need Pest Exterminators

San Juan, Puerto Rico has seen devastating hurricanes in recent years, but nothing like Hurricane Maria, one of the strongest storms in the island’s history. Many residents are homeless and without necessities, as buildings and houses need repair or reconstruction.

Amidst the devastation, the danger of pests, rodents, and insects that could infest decaying building material is real. These could spread deadly diseases to the island’s weakened population.

For many residents, pest control in their San Juan homes is an essential part of rebuilding. Bug extermination and pest control measures are part of cleaning up-operations before the residents move in. Additionally, the best time to have pest control personnel over is when the residents are outside the home.

Keeping the Home Bug-Free

There are natural ways to keep any home bug free. These include simple things like spraying boric acid in moist areas of the bathroom and kitchen. For those who have a green thumb, they can plant citronella, marigold, catnip and horsemint outdoors to keep insects away, as well as having a pot of basil and rosemary indoors.

To keep ants away, place coffee grounds around windows and doors. Coffee grounds are also natural fertilizers and give off a welcome mild aroma. Using essential oils around the house can also help keep bugs away. You could mix two and a half teaspoon of selected essential oils like citronella, lavender, lemongrass, peppermint, or tea tree with one cup of grain alcohol. Use this as a mister around the house.

Pest Control Standards

Make sure that the pest control company you hire would ensure that they achieve the following things after an extermination:

  1. The house is dry.
  2. The house is safe for human habitation and free from contaminants.
  3. Make sure that the home is well-ventilated.
  4. The house is completely free from any pest and their possible nesting sites.

For many homeowners who lost their home in San Juan, rebuilding and reconstruction are only the beginning; they also need to make sure that their homes are free from pests and infestations.