Two Awful Things You Don’t Want In Your Home, And What To Do About Them!


There are always so many posts about what to do in our home, giving us advice on paint colors, decorations, and fabrics to create a wonderful living space. But sometimes this can mean that the things we don’t want in our home get overlooked when creating a perfect space. Just read the post below to find out more:

Pest Infestation: One thing that no one ever wants in their home is a pest infestation. Whether you are scared of bugs or not, having an excess of creepy crawlies wandering around in your house can be very distressing. As can having an issue with vermin like mice and rats.

Both types of infestation can cause health issues, as some bugs like wasps sting and others spread disease like flies or cockroaches. Of course, vermin are well known to get into your food stores and walk their filthy little feet all over your counters, too, so they need to be rid of as soon as possible.

So how can you deal with an unwelcome infestation? Well, there are lots of pest specific advice on the internet. For example, you can help to stop pests gaining access to your home by sealing up any cracks in walls or vents. You can also help to prevent any infestations by ensuring that you keep your kitchen and waste areas clean and store any rubbish in proper bins that are well away from living quarters. But that is not much help if you already have a problem, is it? If an infestation is happening, then you will need to call a professional exterminator. They will have the tools and skill to identify the issue and treat it specifically as well as to help prevent it from reoccurring.


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Damp and Mold: Have you ever lived in a home or visited one that is suffering from a damp problem? If so, you will know just how unpleasant it can be. There is often a funny smell and the air inside never quite feels dry enough. In fact, if you have breathing difficulties like asthma it can really exacerbate them. That is why you don’t want damp or mold in your home.

Of course, damp is the perfect condition for mold to grow, as well. Mold is actually a fungus that grows on the walls of your home. Not only is it (very!) unsightly but it can pose a risk to your health, as well, and it really means that you aren’t living in the best conditions. But what can you do about problems such as mold and damp? Well, first of all, you will need to identify where the damp is coming from. If it is due to a flat roof or a crack in the walls it may be fairly easy to fix. But if it is rising damp, it is caused by the foundation of your home sucking up water from the land surrounding it. This is a lot more costly and time-consuming to deal with and needs to be addressed by a professional.

2 responses »

  1. I was getting ready to remark on your entry about odors in the house, when I saw this one on pests. I moved into a rather rural area last May and loved it except that the house had been vacant for 3 or 4 months, except for some mice in the laundry room. After their extermination, I was still nervous about return visits from relatives. Someone told me that they hate the smell of mint, so now I keep that room scented with mint, via essential oils. Fortunately it’s a small room that stays closed off from the rest of the house. No return visits yet. And smelling mint while sorting or folding clothes is not bad, especially while I think of the rodents hating it.


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