Woodlouse Control - How to Get Rid of Woodlice
Woodlice, while harmless to human beings, can cause some serious damage to households – furniture and furnishings included. It is a good idea indeed to work towards eliminating these pests as quickly as possible. Normally, damp spots attract woodlice. Woodlice look like a tremendously downsized armadillo and they have an exoskeleton, which they shed very often.
Top Performing Methods for Killing Woodlice
- Woodlice Killer Sprays are one of the most effective forms of control against woodlice infestations. Insectaclear D Woodlice Killer is one of the strongest amateur approved insecticides, with an almost instant knockdown, helping to put an end to woodlice infestations. For best results this should be combined with Insectaclear C Woodlice Killer provide long-lasting protection killing any woodlice that come in contact with the treated surface.
- Woodlice Killer Powders such as Smite Organic Mite & Louse Killer Powder are ideal for long-term control of woodlice and for using in areas, where using insecticide sprays are not recommend, such as near electricity, or in chemical sensitive areas such as kitchens. The powders can also be dusted into cracks and crevices and under kitchen appliances and cupboards for extra protection.
Woodlice Killer Fumers & Foggers can eliminating a large amount of woodlice in one treatment. Once set off, foggers or fumers like Insecto Woodlice Destroyer Bomb will release a powerful insecticide smoke or mist into the atmosphere, penetrating even the hardest to reach places in your room, killing all woodlice in its path.
The best thing a home owner can do, in cases of less severe infestation, is to simply sweep them up and put them back outside, at a safe distance away from home. Pesticide sprays are also extremely effective in such cases, of which products can be purchased from Pest Control Supplies. If the woodlice are making their nests behind skirting boards or other specific places, then a residual pesticide, for example Protector C Woodlice Killer Insecticide Spray should be sprayed directly on the area. Bug powders, for example Agrodust Silicone Dust are also very effective in dry areas. This powder can be sprinkled in a few places, which will result in the insects crawling through them after which they will die. They can then be simply swept out of the home.
One of the most effective ways of getting rid of woodlice is through the use of insecticide sprays. There are plenty of sprays that can help control the population of woodlice, both natural and man-made formulas are available.
The spaces between and beneath kitchen fixtures need special attention too. Drips and leaks can create damp spots. Not only do the drips have to be fixed but also the damp spots should be dried out completely as well. Sealant is an effective method to prevent entry into any cracks in the woodwork in the kitchen and even in the walls.
It is easy enough to prevent the entry of woodlice into the house. Since these bugs love dark and damp places, it would be best to remove such places from the home. Plugging gaps
around doors and windows and paying special attention to ventilation spots also helps in preventing woodlice from invading the house. Bathrooms may be one of their favourite locations, since woodlice can come up through pipelines. A bathroom can give them the cool and damp place that is essential to their survival.
Another way to prevent woodlice from entering the house is to remove things like garbage bins and piles of decaying leaves and disposing them off to a safe distance from the house. Woodlice thrive on vegetable and organic matter and when these are removed from the areas around the house, they cannot find their way into the home either.
Another good idea is the cleaning up of the gutters in the house. They should be clear of blockages and must be draining effectively. In cases where the gutters are not clear, the accumulated debris will make ideal homes for woodlice. Similarly, it is useful to pay attention to the foundation of a house as well. Sometimes there are cracks in the foundation, which can be conducive for a woodlouse to set up residence. Filling such cracks with sealant or caulking will keep woodlice away.
Most bugs can be eliminated with specific bug sprays. A general precaution to be followed is to cover eyes, nose and mouth while handling the spray or insecticide powder. It is important not to touch the products with bare hands or fingers and wash hands thoroughly after using these sprays. Protective equipment, such as face masks, gloves and goggles are available from Pest Control Supplies. While applying such powders and sprays, it is also recommended to keep children away from the area. Other pets of the house should also be prevented from accessing the sprayed or treated locations in the house until dry.
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