Do you notice pests in your home at night? Do you hear unexplainable sounds bumping around the walls and your ceiling? Both homeowners and renters face issues with pests and the problem cannot be solved on its own. Read this article to find out how you can eliminate pests for good.
Begin where it started. If you have a pest problem, eliminate their food source. Pests probably like to come into your home because they have shelter, food and plenty of water. Leaks, entry points, and food scraps need to all be eliminated.
Try using spider traps that catch them as they walk if you have a brown recluse problem. These spiders live deep where poisons can’t reach. At night they search for food. Add traps near the walls, behind sofas and other furniture so that you stand a good chance of trapping them.
Do you find that you are battling ants in your home? Use a mix of borax and sugar to eradicate them. The sugar will attract your pests while the borax kills them. All you need is a cup of both sugar and borax and a jar. Make some holes in the jar so you can sprinkle the mixture where you have seen pest.
Don’t allow pools of standing water to form near your home. Pests are very attracted to standing water. Therefore, you need to thoroughly inspect your plumbing to ensure that there are no leaky pipes. Do not neglect to clean your house plant trays. All pests require water to be able to survive in your home.
One pest that is known for being hard to eliminate is fleas. Thankfully, you can use several methods for eliminating fleas and their eggs. First, vacuum every day and use flea sprays. Keep in mind that your vacuum bag should be disposed of immediately upon finishing vacuuming.
Outdoor lights can be great, but they can also attract lots of pests. Outdoor lighting consisting of orange, yellow and/or pink bulbs will not attract so many pests.
Although some areas of your house may look normal, check them anyway. If your home has a basement, termites may be operating in secret. Therefore, make sure that your basements and other small areas of your home are check out regularly.
Quickly remove fallen trees from your yard. Cut up all the branches and the trunk as well to use for firewood. You can use it, sell it or just give it away. Don’t just leave the stump there. Stumps are no longer alive and therefore can draw termites.
Pests tend to thrive in drains. Therefore, you should ensure that you regularly clean them on a monthly basis. Pour liquid cleaner down your drain in order to flush out pests, or you could actually put a snake into your drain. Pipes accumulate mold and other growth that pests are attracted to.
Use plastic storage containers when storing dry food items. Many dry goods inside bags or boxes can be easily accessed by pests. Be sure to put dry goods into secure bins as soon as you bring them home. Plastic containers help keep food fresher longer and prevents pests.
Do a regular check for cracks in your foundations and walls. As a house ages, cracks will pop up in the foundation. Any cracks can be an excellent way for pests to get inside the home. Check out the ceiling, too. You’ll often find small cracks that are accessible to pests.
Have your neighbors help you eliminate pests. Chances are that if you have pests, the people that live next to you probably do as well. A pest will probably contaminate your neighbor’s home after you repel it and then come back to your home. Ask your neighbors to join your fight so that you all can live a life free of pests.
Whether you own or rent your home, you don’t want to be sharing it with bugs and rodents. Use the advice offered in the article above to help you treat your pest problem. You should be able to live without seeing bugs running around.