Household Pests: Seven Tips For Getting Rid Of Them
As far as pest control, no one method works for everyone. That means you have to learn as much as you can about pest control to find the answer for your problems. Fortunately, there is a great deal of information below that will get you where you need to be.
Keep your rugs well vacuumed to eradicate pests in the home. This will get the bugs and ants in the living room, kitchen and den. Make sure to throw the bag away when complete.
Do you have an issue where fruit flies keep appearing? The issue may lie in your drain. Put some plastic over the drain to see. If the fruit flies return, boil some water and pour it down the drain, then scrub the drain thoroughly. This should eradicate the fruit fly problem.
Know the ordinances and building codes on which treatments you can use for pest control. Make sure that you do not use anything that is illegal. Although this doesn’t happen often, this should motivate you to do some research on which methods of pest control have been approved in your area.
Check your home for hidden standing water. Pests are very attracted to standing water. Inspect your home carefully for leaky pipes and remember to empty all of the trays that are underneath your indoor plants. Pests need water to survive, so eliminate this, and pests will find your home far less hospitable.
Even though fleas are notoriously difficult to eliminate, you can use several techniques to rid your home of the fleas and their eggs. First, vacuum your house very well. Once you have done this, use a good quality flea spray. Don’t forget to throw the vacuum bag in the trash outside when you’re done vacuuming.
If you have rats and mice and wish to plant new trees, don’t plant them very close to the building. When trees are too close, rodents can climb them and get into your attic and roof. A good distance to plant them at is 15 feet at the least.
As a security measure or a way to make the most of your yard, outdoor lighting is an excellent thing. Unfortunately, it also attracts lots of night insects. Outdoor lighting consisting of orange, yellow and/or pink bulbs will not attract so many pests.
You need to check your whole house, even if many areas usually don’t show signs of pests. Any part of the dwelling that is underground could be affected by subterranean termites. Damp basements, closets and crawl spaces should be evaluated to ensure that no infestation has occurred.
Do you have mice or other rodents in your house? Look around the outside of your home for any small crevices they could be crawling through. If you find any cracks fill them up with steel wool pads or poison. Use mustard oil to chase the rodents from your home if they are inside.
Hairspray can be used to kill flying insects. This is entirely safe for you as well as any pets, but works to eliminate the insects. The pests will become sticky with the hairspray and won’t be able to get to water or food. This is particularly useful for fighting bees that fly into your home.
If you have roaches, keep food in containers. Open containers must be sealed completely in Tupperware or zip-top bags, not just sealed with a paperclip. Any food source can attract cockroaches. Other foods that should be kept in a good containers include sugar, flour and baking ingredients.
Use hairspray on flying insects. Perfume will kill them sometimes, too. Just be careful not to spray perfume or hairspray in your face. These are flammable so be careful around fire. Remember this the next time you do not have regular bug spray in the house.
Use these tips to eliminate pests from your home. All you need is this information and a little determination. When the pests are gone, you will be pleased.