Nearly all homeowners have had to deal with pests at one point or another. Educate yourself about pest control and different efficient methods to get rid the kind of pest you are dealing with. Armed with proper knowledge you can protect your family from pest invasion.
Steel wool is a great way to deter mice and other critters. While rats and mice can chew through them, the thin metal strands are too tough to chew. Any opening larger than a half inch should be stuffed. Animals can get through very small openings.
Do you have a constant problem battling fruit flies? The issue may lie in your drain. Make sure that you wrap your drain to the best of your ability with plastic. If you see some, the next step is to pour boiling water down it and scrub the drain thoroughly. You can keep fruit flies at bay this way.
One of the ways that you can kill hornets, wasps or bees around your house is to spray them with hairspray. There are chemicals in hairspray that kill insects immediately, but the perfume in the product also keeps other insects away.
Bedbugs have a habit of hiding in tiny places, which makes them hard to eliminate. Seal off any holes in the bed frame and around the bed before you begin exterminating. This prevents pest from running out from them once the extermination is done.
Check your plumbing to control your indoor pests. Be certain your drains are clog-free, inside and outside the house. The things that build up in drains can be a feast to cockroaches and flies. Clear the drains and then do a regular monthly checkup.
Electronic pest repellents often work well. They can be plugged in each room and let off a noise that repels rodents. You might be able to hear these repellents, but they are not dangerous for humans and pets. Because rodents hate the noise, they will not remain in an area where it is present.
Have rodents made an appearance in the house? Look around the outside of your home for any small crevices they could be crawling through. Use steel wool to fill the holes and put some poison out. Mustard oil or other odor-rich repellants can often be useful.
You have to find out how the pest is getting in. For example, your inside pet could be carrying fleas or other insects, and spiders can crawl through cracks in windows. When you know where the insects are coming from, you can stop them from entering.
Ask the neighbors if they have any tips when it comes to pest control. In some areas, you neighbors will be experiencing the same problems with pests that you are. It won’t help you to get rid of your pests if they just move next door. They are sure to come back. Get neighbors on board so you all are able to live pest-free lives.
Clearly, all homeowners must confront pests at one time or another. To prevent their entry, use these tips. Don’t wait, take action!