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Save Money on Pest Control at Home By Doing it Yourself
Last time I got a quote to have the pest control done in my house, it was nearly $300!
Sure it worked really well (as it should, I did pay a professional) – but is there a way to save a heap of cash on pest control at home? You betcha there is! In fact when I did the pest control at home myself recently – I did the whole house inside and outside for under $100 – and it worked like a charm!
I got to try out a heap of products from PestXpert recently and not only did they do an amazing job, but I saved over $200 on my yearly pest control bill, and I still have enough product left over to re-do the house again next year! Now this stuff isn’t the same as the products you buy at the local supermarket. This is the good stuff – similar to what the pro’s use. Best of all you can buy it all from your local Bunnings or directly online – and enjoy a snag at the same time!
What Brand Did I Use?
I used PestXpert. It is an easy-to-use home system that gives you professional results for all your pest problems and the best thing is you can buy everything you need at your local Bunnings. PestXpert products have been developed with professional strength formulations and designed with unique, easy to use packaging so you can achieve long lasting results like the professionals at a fraction of the cost.
So this article will give you guidance on what to look for and what to buy to create a pest free home just like a professional.
How to Use PestXpert:
In order to get rid of pest problems you generally need to treat both the inside and outside of your home.
Just like the professionals you will often need to use a combination of products to get the best results.
What to Use Inside Your Home
So my house had an infestation of cockroaches. Sooo damn gross – and they are so hard to get rid of! They were bad in the kitchen and the bathrooms. To treat the inside of your home for pests you need to treat all the common areas where pests like to hide, to eliminate the existing pests, and provide long lasting protection to keep future pest infestations away.
So just so you know I’m not gross, cockroaches are often the main pest problem inside most homes, it doesn’t matter how clean you are. They love to set up home in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry.
Places they love to hide include:-
- Cupboards – corners and hinges of cupboards. Also underneath and behind any kick-boards.
- Oven / Grill – under and behind the oven / grill
- Fridge / Freezer – underneath and behind the fridge
- Microwave – Under and behind the microwave
- Dishwasher – underneath, inside the door and inside the back
- Sinks – underneath the sink where it can be both warm and moist.
If your cockroach problem is severe a cockroach bomb, such as the PestXpert Pro Fogger, is the best way to get immediate results. The PestXpert Pro Fogger mist can penetrate into cockroach hiding spots, flushing cockroaches out and killing them.
To stay on top of a cockroach problem, gel baits like the PestXpert 2 in 1 Cockroach Bait have been developed to provide ongoing protection to keep your cockroach problem under control. I had more than enough to do my house – and have enough left over to treat it again (and it comes with a re-sealable lid so I can keep the rest and reuse it!).
The little buggers can re-enter your home in grocery boxes or through gaps leading from outside to inside. To get immediate control, use PestXpert Pro-Spray Crawling to spray directly on cockroaches or using its extender nozzle spray hard to reach areas such as under fridges, where cockroaches lurk.
And if you read my blog from a few years ago about having an infestation of fleas (thank you my two labradors for that) – they are a NIGHTMARE to get rid of. In fact, by the time I bought a new vacuum cleaner and had the professionals out TWICE, I had spent over $1800 trying to get rid of them.
To get rid of fleas you need to kill both the biting fleas and the eggs and larvae they leave behind in carpets and soft furnishings. PestXpert Pro Fogger has two active ingredients; one to kill the biting fleas and another to provide longer lasting (up to 6 months) protection by stopping the flea eggs from hatching and breaking the breeding cycle. The ultra fine mist of PestXpert Pro Fogger ensures full coverage of your room targeting all flea problem areas.
What to Use Outside the Home
- The perimeter of the house – 1m up the wall and 1m out from the wall
- Around windows and doors, cracks / crevices and other insect entry points
- Under eaves
- Under the sub-floor (if you have one)
- Around and under decking and pergolas
- Around and under the BBQ and outdoor settings
- Around bins and drains
The first form of protection from outdoor pests is to provide a ‘barrier’ protection around your home.
PestXpert Pro-Spray Outdoor Perimeter is an easy to use multi-insect pump spray that is simply the best way to control insects outside before they get inside.
An external spray around your home once or twice a year is all that is needed to achieve long lasting professional pest control results on a range of outdoor insects. As well as preventing crawling insects from entering your home it also stops spiders making webs and wasps from building nests.
Ants can be a significant pest in the garden, building nests in lawns and under pavers. To get rid of ants in the garden you need to get rid of the colony by killing the queen ant in the nest. PestXpert Nest Kill Ant Bait is a unique type of ant control which kills all the ants in the colony, including the queen.
Worker ants take the bait back to the nest to feed the queen and other ants in the colony. Once the queen eats the bait she stops laying eggs, dies and in 1-2 weeks the ant colony disappears.
A wasp nest is also a problem not to be taken lightly. You don’t want to get too close to the nest when you spray it.
PestXpert has developed a smart solution to this problem with its long reach Wasp Jet aerosol.
The unique packaging, with its power formulation, allows you to easily target the nest from 6m away.
The formulation is an “instant immobilisation” spray that kills the wasps in seconds.
It has never been easier or safer to get rid of wasps!
Whether your pest problem is inside or outside your home PestXpert has a complete range of easy to use products that will give you professional results at a fraction of the price.