Do you have creepy-crawlers in your home after bed? Unidentifiable bumps in the night are not fun. Pest control is no laughing matter, and chances are, the problem is not going to clear up on its own. Read this piece for tips on eliminating them once and for all.

If you are wondering if you have termites, get a dog that can smell them. A termite inspector can just confirm that one-third of your house is safe. A well-trained dog will ascertain the safety of your entire home. They can smell for methane gas, which is a byproduct from termites.

Because they are so skilled at hiding, it is hard to eliminate bed bugs. Prior to exterminating, close open holes. This prevents pest from running out from them once the extermination is done.

Do you have a mice problem? Try using mint. A group of plants situated along your home’s foundation will repel them. The unpleasant smell will prevent them from entering your home. Mint leaves are a great tool when trying to ward off mice. Usually, this keeps mice away. But, be sure the mint you use is fresh.

If your camper is stored in the winter months, it may become home to mice. Try using natural repellents to keep them away during all seasons of the year. Small bags of the repellents smell nice and are not poisonous, but will prevent mice from invading your RV or camper.

Research the type of pests that may be in or around your house. Learn what attracts your pests, as well as what will repel them or eradicate them. Adjusting your methods based on the pest is critical.

Use hairspray to kill flying insects. Hairspray is inherently safe for you, your family and your precious pets, but it works wonders on insects. The pests will become sticky with the hairspray and won’t be able to get to water or food. This is a good option for insects you don’t want to get close to.

Try to learn everything possible about the pests that you are trying to kill. Find out what it eats, where it prefers to nest, and (most importantly) what can kill or drive it away. When you know about pests, you can easily plan out how to eliminate them.

Find your pests’ point of egress! Your pet could be carrying the pests in, or you could have a crack in a window or door frame. When you find out where the insects are coming from, you can take steps to control them.

Exterior lighting can also attract pests. Try keeping those lights far from the entrance of your house. Orange and yellow lights don’t attract bugs near as much.

Mice and rats are carriers of disease and are a cause for worry in your home. Remember that they will eat almost anything. Any kind of tasty food can be used in traps. You can always use food that is no longer good as well.

Here’s a great trick to rid your home of silverfish. Leave a wet newspaper out all night. Some people have reported that when they did this, every silverfish in the home was attracted to the newspaper by morning. Quickly father them before they get away and throw them away outside.

When you are using pesticides, make sure that you follow the directions that are on the label. It may be intuitive to think that more is always better when it comes to pesticide, but that doesn’t always hold true. Using a large amount of toxic chemicals can be dangerous for you, your children and your pets.

Pests are not things that you want to share your home with. Apply the tips in this piece, and keep pests at bay forever. You ought to live in a home without worrying about pests taking over, so act now.