You may have a very austere home, yet pests still lurk in any available crevice. If you have this issue, this advice can help you stop it. The sooner you can take care of the problem, the sooner you will be free of these unwanted house guests.
Start from the beginning. That means getting rid of what attracted the pests in the first place. If your home provides easy access to food and shelter, pests will invade. Search for and eliminate leaks, exposed food and structural damage that allows pests to enter your home.
Find out what pest treatments are allowed in your area. Using banned chemicals can affect a home sale later on. This is why it is important to know what is appropriate to use.
Does your home have brown recluse spiders? If so, trap them with sticky traps. They can hide very well and they are hard to kill with pesticides. At night, they come out of their hiding spots so they can search for food. You will be more likely to get them if you put traps behind your furniture and along walls.
It can be hard to rid your home of bedbugs, since they can hide in many different places. Always seal holes if you are going to be ‘bug bombing’. This will ensure that bedbugs cannot get to an area of the house you are not exterminating.
Bushes should be at least about a foot from the house. Bushes make a great home for many different insects and rodents. By putting brushes too close to windows or other openings where bugs can enter, you have a good chance of bugs coming in.
Dispose of fallen trees around your yard. You can even cut up the trunk or branches and use it for firewood. You can use it, sell it or just give it away. The stump must be eradicated too. Stumps are large pieces of dead wood that may attract termites.
Drains are popular places for pests to hide. Be sure to clean them each month. Do this by snaking the drain or using drain cleaner and flushing the drain. Humidity and debris can cause mold to grow, and this environment is perfect for pests.
Examine the foundation and walls for cracks. Structures suffer natural wear and tear over time, and that includes cracks. Many pests are small enough to slide through these cracks and enter your house. Be sure to look at the ceiling too. There might be cracks through which bugs or rodents are coming through.
Speak with your neighbors about helping with pest troubles. If your home is close to your neighbor’s they probably will run into the same issues. You may chase the pests from your home, but they will return from your neighbor’s the minute you stop treating. Have your neighbors help you so all of you can enjoy living in homes without pests.
Use this trick to successfully collect all silverfish. Leave a wet newspaper out all night. Silverfish often collect on the newspaper overnight. Quickly father them before they get away and throw them away outside.
If you are experiencing a bug problem, review how you applied the pesticide. If you are just spraying your home’s exterior, you are really keeping the bugs inside your house. When you apply pesticides outside, make sure you also spray some inside at the same time.
Check with your neighbors for valuable tips. Your neighbor might be having the same problem you are. Better yet, they may have some ideas that you haven’t thought of. You may also want to provide your neighbors with some warning of a problem.
If you spot spiders inside, remember that they may be there because they eat other bugs which may be in your home. If you want to keep the problem contained, dust and vacuum at least once a week. This can help get rid of bugs, and you won’t see as many spiders.
No matter what, you should not live with any pests. These tips can help you get rid of them. Homeowners should not have to deal with insects around their home. Use the advice above to help you rid your home of these pesky pests for good.