Have you ever dealt with a household pest problem in the past? Eradicating your problem can easily be done with the right knowledge. You’ll see there are many things that you can do to help alleviate pests.
DO you have a fruit fly issue? You may have to check your drain for consistency. Tape a piece of plastic wrap over drains for a couple of days, and see if these pesky little flies pop up. If so, put some boiling water in your drain and scrub it well. Doing this should get rid of the fruit flies completely.
Use a perimeter spray if you want to keep bugs away from your home. In addition to the foundation, you should spray porches, patios, steps and around windows and doors. When spraying, look for small cracks where pests can come in. Use caulk or the right kind of filler to seal these areas.
If you want to know for sure that termites are infesting your home, get a trained dog to sniff them out, not just a human. A human can be effective, but not as effective as a dog. Trained dogs can verify your entire home’s safety. They can smell methane gas that the termites leave behind when they eat wood.
Anytime you put brushes around your home, ensure you put them a minimum of one foot away. A lot of insects might live there, no matter what. If bushes are located too near the windows and doors of your home, the risks are great that the insects can easily get inside.
If you have a water leak, fix it. Pests like water and it’s how they survive. They are able to sense drips from far away. Don’t be the reason you have pests. Put in a little effort and deal with your pest problem before it gets out of hand.
Plant new trees farther away from your home to cut down on rats and mice in your house. This makes an easy way for these rodents to climb up and enter your home using the attic or roof. Put the trees around 15 feet from the house.
Put some mint around the house to keep mice away. Mint should be planted around your home’s perimeter. This will make the foundation undesirable for mice to live in. If mice are already a problem, think about placing mint leaves where you’re finding them. This usually repels them, but the leaves used must be fresh.
Check your plumbing area if you choose to deal with your pest problem. Be sure that no drains or sinks are clogged, in and outside your house. Organic materials inside drains can prove quite hospitable to insects. Once you clear the drains, give them a monthly check.
It is important that you follow the advice from this article. Remember, all pests are annoying, and even though they are tough to remove, it’s your job to do so. Hopefully now you are more comfortable with the idea of getting rid of and preventing pests. Use the tips appropriate to your problem and learn some more on your own. The time to deal with your pest problem is today.