Of course, these days we’re very lucky that we have advanced disinfecting services at our disposal when it comes to keeping our homes and business premises free from infestations of all kinds… but this hasn’t always been the case and before the advent of modern technology, people had to rely on all sorts of strange and wonderful ways to get rid of the likes of rats, mice, fleas and ants.

Have you ever thought about leaving conkers in strategic parts of the house, for example? It was once thought that doing so was an excellent repellent for spiders! 

Or have you tried pouring boiling water into an ant hill to kill the pests and destroy their nest? This isn’t necessarily the best way to go about dealing with an ant infestation, since a lot of the ants will be really far down below ground… so your boiling water is unlikely to reach them!

Some people back in the day even went so far as to scatter Solomon’s seal on the floor in the hope that it would banish serpents and other venomous creatures! So why not try that the next time it’s snake season?

While you might be tempted from a sheer curiosity perspective to give some of these home remedies a go, you are likely to find that your infestation doesn’t go anywhere any time soon. 

If you do find that you have a serious problem on your hands and aren’t sure where to turn, just give us a call here at The Exterminator Pest Control and we’ll be able to help you restore order at home, at work or anywhere else you need us to be.