Have you encountered pests at your residence? If you have, calm yourself and breath in deeply. Most pest problems can be solved by taking a few simple pest control steps. You can probably even do it on your own. You are sure to find some helpful ideas for controlling your pests in the article below.
Start from the beginning. Your first step is to eliminate the pests’ food source. Pests are attracted to food, water, and shelter. Look for and eliminate any leaks, food scraps, and entry points into your home.
In order to prevent insects from coming inside, use a perimeter spray outside. Spray around windows and doors, porches and steps and your foundation. Look for cracks and small holes through which pests could enter your home. Seal such spots with caulking or other material.
Don’t be gullible when it comes to thinking you’re past a bedbug infestation. Bedbugs can go without feeding for a whole year. This is the reason it is important to close off all holes in your home’s walls and floors. Bedbugs will disappear if they have nowhere to hide.
Food should always be properly stored and sealed within its container when not in use. A lot of insects will smell the food; keep it away. Don’t let trash sit for long periods in the kitchen. Take it outside promptly. Pests love this smell and will travel far to find its source.
Is your home swarming with ants? There are many home remedies, but one effective one is mixing sugar with borax. The sugar will attract your pests while the borax kills them. Make the mixture by taking a one-quart jar and adding equal parts sugar and borax. Place holes in that lid, then sprinkle it along your foundation and baseboards.
If you wish to have vegetation near your home, you should keep them a minimum of one foot from the perimeter of your home. Many insects will live in the brush despite your efforts. If you locate the brush right next to your house, the insects will inevitably find their way inside.
If you routinely collect recyclables, be certain they are always well-rinsed. Anything that has a high sugar content, like a pop can, especially needs attention. When you put your recycle bin outside or in the garage, be sure it’s not sticky by rinsing out every container you place in it.
You can get rid of the bugs and pests that are plaguing you. Try using the home improvement store as a resource and speak with the workers there. They will be aware of the best pesticide for whichever bug is annoying you.
You have lost your patience with pests, and their time is up. Only you have what it takes to get rid of them. Armed with the pest control tips given, you should be able to eliminate any crawling problems that may exist in your home.