Rodents, ants, stinging insects, mosquitoes, ticks, flies and fleas are just some of the pests that may be a nuisance in and around your home. If you're plagued with pests, you can often take steps to address the problem on your own, and CVS can help you find the right supplies for the job. This selection includes a diverse assortment of pest control products and pesticides to meet your needs.
One way to deal with pests is to repel them from your home or yard. There are a number of pest control products that work in this way. Citronella candles can be used outdoors to ward off mosquitoes and other insects. Moth balls and cakes can keep moths away from wool garments in your closets and drawers. Battery-operated pest control devices emit high-frequency sounds that can scare away rodents and other mammals.
Traps provide another way to control pests. With traps, pests become caught inside. Some traps are designed to kill the pests by starving, poisoning or another method. No-kill traps capture the pests, so that they can be relocated. Pest control traps are usually designed for a specific type of pest, such as yellow jackets, flies or mice. You'll need to set the trap up properly to ensure effectiveness.
Pesticides are pest control products that kill insects, rodents and other pests with poisonous chemicals. Spray formulas may be applied to the nests of pests or directly to pests that you spot in and around your home. Powders and granules are typically applied to surfaces where pest infestations have occurred. When choosing pesticides, it's important that you purchase a product that is effective at eliminating the type of pest that you need to control.
Bait-based pest control solutions are typically used for ants and other insects that live in large colonies. With bait-based pest control products, pests are lured inside a trap by bait. When the bait is taken home to the nest, the pesticides inside can kill many pests at once.
Many pest control products can be hazardous to the health of humans and pets. As a result, it's important that you use and store them properly. Always take the time to read the directions for use and safety warnings printed on the packaging for any pest control product. Following these instructions carefully can help to protect you, your family and your pets.