It can be very frustrating finding out about your pest problem. If you don’t have knowledge on how to eliminate them, this concern can grow. Luckily, there are things that you can do to control the problem. Keep reading to find out exactly what you need to know.
You can kill stinging insects around your home with hairspray. In addition to killing existing bugs, it also repels future ones.
Start from where the starting line is. You have to cut off the pests food source to stop them from coming into your home. You are likely providing food, shelter and water to the pests right now. Look to see you do not have food scraps laying around. Plug any potential entryways. Look for sources of water leakage.
Have you recently gotten rid of a bedbug infestation? If so, then do not assume your problem is gone. Bedbugs do not have to eat for a full year. Because of this, you should seal off any and all access points in your home. This makes it impossible for bedbugs to hide.
When you are not using food, be sure it is properly sealed. All forms of insects and pests are drawn in by the smell that most foods give away. With this in mind, it only makes sense to eliminate the scent and remove the temptation. In addition, when your trash bag is full, take it out immediately. Pests love the smell of your garbage.
Avoid planting trees too close to the house if your home is prone to rat or mouse infestation. When trees are too close, rodents can climb them and get into your attic and roof. A good rule of thumb is to plant trees no less than 15 feet from the edge of your house.
Outdoor lighting makes it easy for people to find your home at night and deters thieves, but it is also a beacon for pests. If outdoor lights are necessary, use yellow, orange or pink bulbs to keep pests at bay.
If you have pest problems in rooms with sinks, check your drains. Be certain your drains are clog-free, inside and outside the house. Any buildup can attract flies and roaches that are looking for a meal. Even if you’re drains are all clear, still look at them every month.
Even if the areas of your home that you usually live in show no signs of problems, check the whole home occasionally. Underground areas of your home may be infested with termites. Don’t neglect to check your crawl space or basement.
Find out more about the types of pests you have in your home. Make a list of things that are toxic or unpleasant to these animals and find out what attracts them. Changing your method based on the specific pests will help you get rid of them efficiently.
With this information in hand, it is time to exterminate the pests that have invaded your home. Combat the invaders with the tips in this article. Before long, these pests will be gone and you can have your house back again.