If you are a homeowner, you know how frustrating a pest issue can be. Whether they are simply unclean or carry disease, pests are never welcome. Use the advice from this article as a springboard to begin dealing with your pest problems.
Gather all the throw rugs you have and sweep them well in order to keep pests down. This gets rid of the ants and some bugs that get in your living room rugs. When you are finished, throw the bag in the garbage.
Do fruit flies continue to invade your space after you thought you had taken care of the situation? Your drain could be causing your pest problem. To test this you just need to cover your drains with something that is transparent and watch for fruit flies. If so, pour boiling water into the drains, and give them a good cleaning. This will help keep the flies from breeding in there.
Before purchasing a home, make sure you have it professionally inspected for pests. While some pests are easy to see, others aren’t as noticeable.
Bedbugs are sneaky and can be hard to eliminate entirely. Always seal holes if you are going to be ‘bug bombing’. This will keep any of the bugs from escaping before they’re all dead.
Suffering from a pest infestation? Get rid of them by using a mixture of sugar and borax. They will come for the sugar and get killed by the borax. Get a jar, and mix borax and sugar in equal quantities. Poke holes through the lid and then sprinkle the mixture around the foundation of your home and along baseboards.
Don’t plant trees near your home if you have rat problems. If you do, rodents will climb up them and get on your roof to enter your attic. At a minimum, be sure they’re 15 feet from the house.
While high-traffic areas of the house may reveal no issues, inspect the entire structure often. If your home’s structure goes underground at all, then subterranean termites might be eating part of your home that you rarely venture to. Check on the crawl spaces and basement.
An electronic pest repellent is an effective option. They can be plugged in each room and let off a noise that repels rodents. You may not be able to hear it and it will not hurt you or your pets. Rodents do not like the noise and will not stay in the same area.
Do you have a problem with rodents in your house? You need to look at your home’s exterior for small openings that animals can squeeze through. Use scouring pads to fill these cracks, or use some rodent poison in there. In a few cases you can use odor repellents like mustard oil.
Consider using hairspray to kill flying insects. Hairspray is totally safe for humans, but deadly for insects. The spray sticks to them disabling them from flying to food or water. Hairspray is a great tool to use to kill bees that make their way into your home.
If you really want to rid yourself of pets, you have to have the right information. Know what it eats, its likes and dislikes, its life cycle, etc. The more you know, the easier it is to form a plan to rid yourself of it.
When utilizing pesticides, be sure to follow the instructions on the package. It is not true that using more product will do a better job. In many cases, overusing pesticide won’t be any more effective and will also pose a health risk.
Fight your fight against wasp nests and beehives at night. Hardware stores sell certain sprays that let homeowners remove them on their own. These foams can safely kill bees from a distance. Ideally, the hive should be sprayed at nighttime since bees are less active then. After spraying, watch the hive for a few days and repeat the spraying if needed. Once you are certain there is no more bee activity, remove the hive.
Reduce the amount of clutter that you have in your home or basement to eliminate bugs. There are many areas in the home that are clutter magnets, like bookshelves counters, and tables. If you are suffering from a bug infestation, remove the clutter to make you home inhospitable.
Having carpenter ants shows a big issue. They eat primarily wet wood, and therefore you likely have leaks as well as rotten wood. An expert will be able to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem and how to effectively address it.
Now that you have learned some pest control methods, it is time that you try a few. These pests can be a nuisance and can grow into a larger problem, so do your best to eliminate them right away. Using the information you’ve learned should help you eradicate the problem.