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Pests are an unfortunate fact of life for many homeowners. Even if you keep your home immaculate, the likelihood that you will have to deal with pests at some point is inevitable. Still, there are ways to deal with them quickly and efficiently when they do decide to show up. Check out these four must-have home pest control products that you should keep in your arsenal.

1. Flea and Tick Spray/Powder

Cats, dogs, and even smaller pets like hamsters are very susceptible to tiny pests like fleas and ticks. The risk for these little terrors increases if your pet is allowed outside. If you find yourself facing an infestation of fleas or ticks in your home, invest in flea/tick spray or powder. Flea sprays are the first line of defense, but you can amp up the attack with carpet powders and even flea "bombs" which cover entire rooms with flea-fighting spray.

2. Insecticide

Along with fleas and ticks, other insects like ants and flies can easily find their way into your home and become a real nuisance. Insecticides can not only help rid your home of existing insects, but will also kill eggs and larvae, preventing larger infestations. There are quite a few environmentally friendly insecticides available in the market today, but you can also make your own.

3. Rat and Mouse Traps

In addition to fleas, ticks, and other insects, homeowners often have to deal with mice and sometimes rats. To make matters worse, these rodents are fast and sneaky, often eluding sight for months at a time, until a full-blown infestation occurs. Humane mouse traps are a good solution and are usually made to fit in the small spaces where rodents like to hide out.

4. Line Guards and Pole Guards

Squirrels and rodents might look cute from a distance, but they can be very destructive. Squirrels can run rampant on power lines, making their way onto your roof and into your attic, or causing widespread power outages and even serious issues like electrical fires. Fortunately, there is a solution, a way to prevent electrical issues before they even start.

At Critter Guard, our humane Line Guard and Pole Guard products are designed to deter squirrels and other wildlife from accessing power lines, transformers, and other electrical systems and disrupting power in your area.

To learn more about our line of humane pest prevention products and how they can protect your home and power, contact us today!