Is there evidence of something living inside your home? Do you hear shuffling in the walls while you sleep? If you have, then pests might be the source of the problem. Below, you will find some great advice on how to eliminate the pests from your home.
One of the ways that you can kill hornets, wasps or bees around your house is to spray them with hairspray. Hairspray has a lot of chemicals that can kill the insects, and the residual smell will keep new bugs from invading the same spot.
To definitively learn whether you have termites, use a trained dog. Human inspectors can only really verify approximately one-third of your whole home. A termite-sniffing dog, on the other hand, can detect termites anywhere in your home. These dogs sniff out methane gas, which directly comes from termites eating your wood.
Bedbugs are hard to eliminate since they like hiding. Always seal holes if you are going to be ‘bug bombing’. This is so no bugs are just leaving the holes during the extermination process.
Do you have a lot of ants around? Mixing borax and sugar together will kill those ants dead. While the smell of sugar will attract them, the borax will kill them. Just make a half-and-half mixture of sugar and borax in a one-quart jar. Punch some holes in the top to make a sprinkler and distribute the mixture around the foundation outside and the baseboards inside.
When you place brushes around the house, keep them far from the building, about a foot away is preferred. Insects and other pests are naturally attracted to bushes. If you place the brush too close to your windows or other home entry points, you’ll risk those bugs visiting you inside.
Mint helps you battle against a mice problem. Plant mint outside around your home’s foundation. The unpleasant smell will prevent them from entering your home. If mice are already a problem, you may want to place mint leaves in the areas that are affected. This usually repels them, but the leaves used must be fresh.
Ensure that recyclables are carefully rinsed. Anything that has a high sugar content, like a pop can, especially needs attention. Be sure they are thoroughly cleaned before putting it in the garage or outside.
Outdoor lighting can attract pests, so try to keep this to a minimum. Outdoor lighting consisting of orange, yellow and/or pink bulbs will not attract so many pests.
If a tree falls on your property, quickly remove it. Cut up all the branches and the trunk as well to use for firewood. It can be used by you or given away. Don’t just leave the stump there. This dead wood will also attract termites.
Eliminate mosquitoes by eliminating their habitat. Drain kiddie pools and buckets that are sitting on your property. Mosquitoes can breed in almost any amount of standing water, so get rid of it near your home.
If you have a travel trailer or camper that is stored over winter, mice sometimes find entry and take up residence. Try using natural repellents to keep them away during all seasons of the year. Smaller bags of repellent can smell good and are non-toxic. They are quite effective in preventing mice from residing in your camper or RV.
You don’t want to make use of any types of mouse or rat poisons when you have pets. If pets touch dead or sick rodents, they will be exposed to poison as well. You should also avoid these poisons if you have small children. Some poison pellets look like candy.
By following this advice, you will be able to rid your home of pests and sleep well once again. Use what you have learned above and take back your home. It might take time, but soon you won’t hear scurrying in the ceiling, and you can sleep better knowing nothing is there.