Do you see evidence of living things within your pantry? Do you hear shuffling in the walls while you sleep? You might have a issue with pests if you answered yes to these questions. Below, you will find some great advice on how to eliminate the pests from your home.
A good way to prevent pests is by vacuuming your carpets well and often. Vacuum your smaller rugs often as well. This gets rid of the ants and some bugs that get in your living room rugs. When you finish vacuuming, dispose of the bag or empty the canister.
If you have a issue with spiders, such as the brown recluse, use some traps. They can hide very well and they are hard to kill with pesticides. They usually look for food at night. Traps along your baseboards and behind furniture will capture them.
Airborne pests can be thwarted if you fix any tears or holes in screens on doors and windows. The windows and screens keep out both flying and crawling bugs. If you have any holes in your screens, fix them so the bugs cannot get in.
Have an ant infestation? Get rid of them by using a mixture of sugar and borax. The sugar will attract your pests while the borax kills them. Mix equal parts sugar and borax in a small, lidded jar. Sprinkle this mixture along the baseboards of your home, as well as the foundation.
Have rodents made an appearance in the house? Search for small cracks that these small pests can squeeze through. Fill cracks with clean scouring pads and/or place a small amount of rat poison in there. In a few cases you can use odor repellents like mustard oil.
Mice make campers or trailers their homes quite often. Many natural repellents work to keep pests away. When you get small bags filled with the repellents, they are pleasant smelling and will not poison. They are going to just stop mice from getting into your camper or RV.
Pests tend to thrive in drains. Be sure you clean and check them every month, either by using a snake or liquid drain cleaner. Debris in your drain causes mold, which gives the pests a reason.
If you notice a hole in your floor or walls that looks like is made by a mouse, you should stuff the hole with a little bit of steel wool. When the mice attempt to chew through the barrier, the shards of steel wool will kill them. Use spackle to plug the rodent holes.
Do you use lights on the outside of your home? If so, then it is likely they are attracting pests. Keep these lights far from your home’s entrance. Use a light that is less attractive to pests, like an orange or yellow bulb.
Enlist the help of your neighbors to get rid of pests. If you live in the city, then it is likely that you and your neighbors will encounter the same problems when it comes to pests. They might come back if you are close to neighbors. If all of your neighbors get on board, you will have the greatest chance of permanently eliminating your pest problem.
If you have a bug problem, invest in a lot of caulk to seal every crack in your home. Foggers and sprays will not get deep enough into walls and behind the cabinets where these bugs hide and live. The caulking works to seal up cracks, preventing pests from being able to come in and out.
Use hairspray on flying insects. Perfume may work also, but avoid getting it in your open eyes. Avoid using these near flames. If you do not have bug spray on hand, this is a quick and effective solution.
You should erradicate bees or wasps at night. Your hardware store should have a spray foam that can help you remove these. These foams can safely kill bees from a distance. The best time to spray the beehive is nighttime when the bees have less activity. After you spray, keep an eye on the hive and spray it again if you need to. Once you are certain that the bees have died, remove the hive.
Talk to your neighbors about it. The chances are probably good that neighbors who live close by are having similar, if not identical, problems. They may have suggestions that you have never heard of. You can also warn your neighbor about a potential problem that may exist in his house at the moment.
Now, you should be ready to get rid of those pests that are costing you a good night’s sleep. Get your home back by using this advice. Although it may take time to rid your home of pests, it can be done.