Do you have creepy-crawlers in your home after bed? Do you hear noises at night that you cannot identify? Pest control is a very serious issue for renters and owners alike that will never go away on its own. Read on to learn about the best ways to get rid of pests for good.
To eliminate pest problems indoors, vacuum every rug in your home. You will vacuum up ants, bugs and other critters that are in the kitchen, living room and den. Toss the bag when you are finished.
Spray a perimeter spray around your home to keep bugs out. Spray areas around your house, like the windows and doors, steps and the foundation. Look for cracks and small holes through which pests could enter your home. Caulk these areas immediately so that pests have no way into your home.
Get an exterminator with a trained termite dog to find out if there are termites in your home. Qualified humans are only able to tell you if one-third of the house is termite-free. A specially trained dog can give your home the most thorough inspection. Termites create the byproduct called methane gas from eating wood, which the dogs are able to smell.
Have an ant infestation? You can remove them by creating a mixture of borax and sugar. The scent of the sugar will draw them into the deadly borax. Mix a cup of the sugar with an equal amount of the borax. Punch some holes in the top to make a sprinkler and distribute the mixture around the foundation outside and the baseboards inside.
If rats and mice have previously posed problems, avoid planting trees near the house. This makes an easy way for these rodents to climb up and enter your home using the attic or roof. A good distance to plant them at is 15 feet at the least.
In order to help you keep the pests out, you need to take a look at your plumbing. You need to double check to be positive the sinks and drains around your home are not clogged. Cockroaches and flies love the stuff that builds up in the sinks and drains. Check your drains every month.
Have a rodent problem? You must inspect your home for tiny cracks that animals can squeeze through. Fill cracks with clean scouring pads and/or place a small amount of rat poison in there. In some cases, an odor repellent such as mustard oil will work.
The best way to prevent mosquitoes from invading your home is to make sure there isn’t any standing water around. Drain kiddie pools and buckets that are sitting on your property. Mosquitoes have been proven to breed in spots of water as tiny as what is left in a discarded food can with water still inside of it.
Have you discovered a mouse hole? Try cutting up small steel wood pieces and putting them into this hole. The rodents will eat the wool that’s steel and this can kill them. A more permanent fix is to mix spackle and steel wool to fill these holes.
You need to think of how pests are getting into a house. For example, maybe your pets track them in, or perhaps your window has a small gap where spiders can crawl through. After you know the entry point, you can address the problem permanently.
Outdoor lights attract bugs. Try keeping those lights far from the entrance of your house. You might also try using orange or yellow lighting, which are not as attractive to bugs as white light is.
Ask the neighbors if they have any tips when it comes to pest control. The chances are good that your neighbors are having identical problems to yours. Even if you get rid of them, if they live next door, they can move back in at any time. With everyone’s help and cooperation, you can eliminate your pest problem for good.
If you have a cockroach problem, keep all food in sealed containers. If you have open containers, then you should ensure that they are sealed inside Tupperware or zip-top bags. Do not simply clip the top of the container with a paperclip. If you have food around, roaches will find it. Anything that you use for baking, such as sugar and flour, should always be kept in containers that are well sealed.
Regardless of whether you are an owner or renter, you don’t want pests in your home. Make use of the knowledge provided above in order to permanently eliminate these pesky creatures. Eliminate the problem of flicking on lights during the night and seeing a scurrying hoard of vermin.