Do you have an annoying pest problem in your home? If you have, relax. The pests you’ve found most likely can be eliminated with a little pest control. You may be able to perform it yourself. Review the ideas, because they are quite effective.

DO you have a fruit fly issue? They may be living in your sink drains. To test this you just need to cover your drains with something that is transparent and watch for fruit flies. If you do see them, some boiling hot water poured into the drain and a brisk scrub should eliminate them once and for all. This is the best way to get rid of fruit flies.

Does your home have brown recluse spiders? If so, trap them with sticky traps. These spiders are likely to hide in some deep cracks. They do need to come out in the night to look for something to eat. Put these traps along your walls as well as behind your furniture so you can trap them.

Trained Dog

If you want to know for sure that termites are infesting your home, get a trained dog to sniff them out, not just a human. A termite inspector can just confirm that one-third of your house is safe. A well-trained, termite sniffing dog can find all of them. Dogs cannot be beat. When termites eat wood, they produce methane gas. That scent attracts the trained dog.

Keep all of your foods tightly sealed in a container. A lot of insects will smell the food; keep it away. Full trash bags are another attraction, so remove these as soon as possible. Pests love this smell and will travel far to find its source.

When you plant bushes around your house, be sure to leave 12 inches of clearance. Many insects will live in the brush despite your efforts. If you put the bush close to the house, you will be inviting them in.

If your water system has any leaks, fix them. Pests like water and it’s how they survive. In fact, most pests can even sense water from far away. Prevent this from attracting pests. Inspect your plumbing regularly and contact a professional if you notice a leak or need help with inspecting the plumbing that is not easily accessible.

Fleas are stubborn and it can be hard to make them disappear, but luckily there are ways to rid your home of them. First, you should vacuum every single day. Once you do this, use a flea spray. Always toss out your vacuum bag once you are finished cleaning your living space.

If you have a pest problem, you can easily find a solution. Consult the professionals at your local home improvement outlet for advice to rid yourself of these pests. These people are experienced and will be able to recommend a pesticide that is appropriate for your specific infestation.

Do you have rodents? Look over your home for cracks these rodents can fit through. Use steel wool to fill the holes and put some poison out. Mustard oil or other odor-rich repellants can often be useful.

Sometimes rats and mice decide that your stored camper or travel trailer would make a nice winter home. You can discourage them with use of these natural repellents. Smaller bags of repellent can smell good and do not have a poisonous effect, yet can keep mice away.

If you keep pets, it’s not wise to use mouse or rat poison. If your pet finds a dead rodent and eats it, it could ingest the poison. Also, you will want to avoid this if you have babies or young children around the house. They may believe that the small pellets on the floor are candy and eat them, which can be deadly.

Dry Goods

Be sure to store dry goods in sealed plastic storage canisters. Dry goods left in original containers (bags and boxes) are easy for pests to access. After you return home from shopping, be sure to transfer dry food product into airtight containers. This will keep your food fresh much longer.

Exterior lighting can also attract pests. Try to keep these lights away from the entrances of your home. You might also try using orange or yellow lighting, which are not as attractive to bugs as white light is.

You have lost your patience with pests, and their time is up. You know enough about pest control to put together an efficient strategy. With these tips as your weapon, you can get rid of those creepy creatures once and for all.