No matter where you live, you don’t have to put up with pests. If you have pests, keep reading for useful tips on fixing the issues. The sooner the problem is addressed, the sooner your unwanted guests will leave.

One of the things that you can do to get rid of the pest problem in your home is to vacuum all of the rugs in your house. This will get the bugs and ants in the living room, kitchen and den. When you are finished, dispose of the bag.

Use a spray for outdoor perimeters to make insects avoid entering your house. Spray your foundation, your steps, porch and any areas that are near windows and doors. While you spray, look around for crevices that pests can use as an entrance point to your home. You should then seal off these places with caulk or whatever filler you prefer.

Is your home infested with ants? Use borax and sugar to terminate them. Sugar attracts the ants, and the borax kills them. To create the mixture, get a jar the size of a quart and mix one cup borax and one of sugar. Poke holes through the lid and then sprinkle the mixture around the foundation of your home and along baseboards.

Plant new trees farther away from your home to cut down on rats and mice in your house. Rodents are proficient climbers, and they can use trees to gain access to your home. Therefore, you should plant trees a minimum of 15 feet away.

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting can attract pests, so try to keep this to a minimum. Outdoor lighting in yellow, pink, and orange usually attract less bugs.

Many electronic pest repellents work well. This sort of device may be plugged into a wall outlet where it will emit a low buzz that keeps rodents away. You may not be able to hear it and it will not hurt you or your pets. Rodents dislike the noise a lot, and won’t stay near it.

Rodents can sometimes enter a camper or trailer that you have parked outside during the winter. Try natural products to repel these pests first. There are many effective varieties to choose from. Repellents aren’t poisonous, and they do often smell nice and can keep the mice away.

Use hairspray to kill indoor flies. This is entirely safe for you as well as any pets, but works to eliminate the insects. They become sticky and unable to move. This is great if you have an insect like a bee, and you’re trying to stay far away.

Steel Wool

You can fill up mouse holes with steel wool to prevent mice from being able to get back in. Rodents will attempt to eat it, and will subsequently die. Keep the rodents out by mixing pieces of steel wool with putty and putting it over the hole.

Find your pests’ point of egress! For example, there may be openings around your windows that are letting in flies or maybe the family pet is bringing in fleas or other insects. When you find out where the insects are coming from, you can take steps to control them.

Let your neighbors know about your pest problem and what you are doing to solve it. 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. It won’t help you to get rid of your pests if they just move next door. They are sure to come back. Ask the people around you to help you so that pests are gone for good.

If you wish to reduce pests, then you need to reduce your home’s clutter. Most homes have a lot of catch-all areas, such as book shelves, counter tops and table tops. Spend some time cleaning out these areas and you are likely to remove a large portion of any pest infestation.

It is very important that you pay close attention to the directions when using pesticides. You will get better results this way, but more importantly, you will be aware of any safety issues. Say you are told to distribute an application daily–you must do so faithfully. If you don’t, you will delay the results.

It doesn’t matter where you live, you should not have to live with pests. Use the tips you just read, and start working on getting rid of the pest. No one should have pests around them in their domain. With time, your problem will be solved.