Have you noticed that something is amiss in your pantry, like something is living there? Have you heard scratching and scurrying in your attic at night? These are all signs that you have an uninvited visitor. Here is some excellent advice to help you keep pests out of your house.
Keep all of your foods tightly sealed in a container. Pests love the smell of food, so it is important to keep them away from scents. Further, once your trash fills up, make sure it is taken outside immediately. Pests really enjoy the smell of trash!
Make sure that your screens are fully functional at all times. Screens not only protect your home from flying insects, they also help keep crawling insects from infiltrating your home. Fix or replace any holes or tears in your screens to seal off pests.
Because they are so skilled at hiding, it is hard to eliminate bed bugs. Before beginning any type of bedbug treatment, seal any holes in your home. This is so no bugs are just leaving the holes during the extermination process.
Is your home infested with ants? Use borax and sugar to terminate them. Sugar attracts the ants, and the borax kills them. To make the mix, use a cup of each ingredient in a quart jar. Place holes in that lid, then sprinkle it along your foundation and baseboards.
Be sure the water system of your home is leak free. Water is an attraction for a lot of pests. They are able to sense drips from far away. You should not be the cause of your pest problem. Do a little work and save yourself from having to deal with bugs or rodents in your home.
If your home has cracks and crevices, seal off these openings right away. Frequently, these openings provide an entry for pests to enter your house. The best fix for this is to seal these entrances off so they can not re-enter.
If trees fall in the yard, clear the debris promptly. You can even cut up the trunk or branches and use it for firewood. You can use it, sell it or just give it away. But, do not forget to get rid of the stump as well. Stumps are dead, and dead wood attracts termites.
Have you seen rodents in your home? If so, then start inspecting the outside of your home for any tiny openings that they could have squeezed themselves through. Use scouring pads and poison to fill such cracks. Sometimes, odor repellents like mustard oil can be effective.
You can fill up mouse holes with steel wool to prevent mice from being able to get back in. The pests will attempt to eat the steel wool, and they will die as a result. Use spackle to plug the rodent holes.
To get rid of pests forever, you have to find out what you can about them. Know about its life cycle, what it eats, what it likes and doesn’t like, etc. When you know more about the pest’s characteristics, you can come up with a specific plan to eradicate it.
Seal up every crack you can find in your home with caulk to keep the pests out. Foggers and sprays have a hard time reaching deep into the walls. Use your caulk to seal moldings at the floor joints, around pipes and all other spots where bugs can enter.
You should now be ready to eliminate those pesky pests that keep you up at night. Get your home back by using this advice. Patience and persistence are the keys to eradicating pests and keeping them at bay.