Do you have a pest problem? Are they causing you to lose your mind? Pests can really negatively impact your quality of life. Some bugs or rodents will even represent a serious sanitary threat. In this article, we’ll discuss ways to deal with common pests.
Use steel wool to plug up holes that mice can use to enter your house. This metal is too strong for their teeth. If you have any half-inch openings or larger in your home, you should stuff them with this steel wool. It is possible for these animals to make their way through very tiny openings.
Do you have a fruit fly problem? They may be living in your sink drains. Seal your drain with a sheet of plastic wrap and monitor the fruit fly situation. If they do have fruit flies, pour boiling water down the drain to destroy them. That should keep fruit flies from breeding there.
One way that you are able to kill bees, wasps or hornets that live around you is to spray them with hairspray. Hairspray contains may chemicals that can destroy these insects. In addition, the scent of hairspray can prevent more of these insects from coming into your home.
To prevent insects from getting in your home, spray the outside of it with perimeter spray. Spray around windows and doors, porches and steps and your foundation. Always look for cracks around the perimeter of the house. Use a caulk or sealer to plug these small areas off.
If you practice recycling, make sure to rinse out all bottles can cans. Specifically watch out for soda cans, as the sugars in sodas attract many different pests. Be sure to completely rinse out the soda when placing it outdoors or in the garbage.
Be sure to examine your plumbing carefully if you are having pest problems. Be sure that there are no clogged drains or sinks around or in your home. Organic matter forms in these drains, creating a big attraction for roaches and flies. Once you clear the drains, give them a monthly check.
Get to the bottom of where a pest is getting into your home. For example, there may be openings around your windows that are letting in flies or maybe the family pet is bringing in fleas or other insects. When you know how they’re getting in, you are able to fix things and make sure it does not happen again.
People make millions off of pest control each year. You can handle most pest control problems yourself with some effort. If you are having problems with pests, review the tips presented here. If you can catch the issue before it gets out of control you can do it yourself. Use efficient methods, be wise if you choose to use pesticides and remember to keep your home clean so the pest does not come back.