Have you got creepy things crawling around your house after you’ve gone to bed? Are there noises that only occur when the lights go out? Pest control is important for owners and renters since these issues don’t go way by not doing anything. Use the advice below to help you rid yourself of all sorts of pests.
Never buy a house until it has been inspected first. Some pest problems are easy to spot, but others pests may be invisible because they hide in the home’s foundation or insulation. You won’t be able to identify these problems with a simple walkthrough.
Use outdoor sprays around your home to prevent insect entry. Spray around the foundation, porches, steps and anything near a door or a window. Watch for cracks as you spray. Use a caulk or sealer to plug these small areas off.
Is your home infested with ants? A simple combination of borax and sugar will eradicate them. They are drawn to the sugar, while the borax will prove lethal. A cup of borax and a cup of sugar will do it. Place holes in that lid, then sprinkle it along your foundation and baseboards.
If you are battling mice in or around your home, mint can help. You should plant some mint around your home. Mice will not want to live near this fragrant plant. If you already have mice, consider sprinkling mint leaves around the affected areas. Fresh mint leaves work the best to deter mice since their smell is the strongest.
Every once in a while, check the whole house, even if you do not see any problems right now. If your home has a basement, termites may be operating in secret. Don’t neglect to check your crawl space or basement.
Plug in pest repellents are effective tools for eliminating bugs. The slight buzzing sound coming from being plugged in is what works. People can’t hear them, and they don’t bother non-rodent pets. Rodents hate the noise, keeping them away.
If your camper is stored in the winter months, it may become home to mice. Natural repellents exist that can keep them at bay, however. Some of these repellents have a nice smell. They are not poisonous at all. They do keep mice from entering your camper, though.
If you’ve got pets, avoid mouse or rat poison. A dog or cat can easily ingest poisons that are on these rodents if they should happen to catch one. Also, you will want to avoid this if you have babies or young children around the house. They may put the pellets in their mouth.
Make sure you research which types of pests are entering your home. In particular, look for things that they don’t like and things that they do like. You can rid your home of a certain pest more effectively if you know exactly what you’re dealing with.
Whether you rent or own a home, dealing with pests can be quite a problem. Tell pests that they are no longer welcome in your home. You should be able to live without seeing bugs running around.