How can something so small be so disruptive? Insects and other pests can cause havoc in your home, being both a nuisance as well as a potential health-hazard. Pests include cockroaches, fleas, ants, spiders, flies, mosquitoes and rodents, and each one of them could take over your home if you don’t take steps to prevent it. That’s where we come in. We’ve created a selection of articles covering many common household pests – from what attracts them to your home and how to prevent them from invading your space to methods and products to help eliminate them from your home.

How to control pests at home

It’s easy to brush off the odd ant crawling on your kitchen counter and to willfully ignore the buzz of a solitary fly. But if you keep finding the following in your home, it’s best to take action straight away before you find yourself facing a full-blown infestation:

  • Small droppings and faeces

  • Shredded paper or small piles of dirt

  • Gnaw marks, shed insect skins or ant trails

  • Spider eggs or fly maggots

  • Strong, foul smells

  • Strange sounds at night, such as scuffling or scurrying

If you do find any of the above, you will probably want to learn about how you can do pest control at home. This is where specially-designed pesticides can come into use, as the Mortein Kill & Protect Crawling Insect Control Bombs that can wipe out seven of the most common pests and break the breeding cycle of fleas to help you protect your home for up to three months. You could also try the Mortein Naturgard Multi-Insect Automatic Spray Indoor which is ideal to keep your home continuously protected from flying and crawling insects. Read through the articles to find detailed guidance for specific household pests.