|Description||Got A Pest Problem? These Tips Could Help|
Creepy, crawly, and disgusting are just a few words that people use to describe insects. These annoying pests enter our homes when we least expect it, and start making a home for themselves. When this happens, it's time to use some pest control, which you can do with the following tips.
Make sure that your house is sealed at all times so that the bugs from the outside cannot get in. You can place a rubber barrier under your doormat, which is a common entryway of bugs from the outside. This will help to seal your house so that bugs cannot come in and disrupt you.
You have to know the ordinances and building codes in order to know what pest control treatments are allowed. Applying banned chemicals may pose problems down the road when you go to sell the house. This rarely occurs, but this should teach you to research what remedies are approved best to use in your community for pests.
Do not forget about getting your home tested for pests before buying. While some pests are easy to see, others aren't as noticeable.
Take away any pet food in the overnight hours. You will also want to take away their water bowl. Bugs like to eat the food and then wash it down with the water bowl. If you are spraying for bugs with pesticide you want to take away the dog bowl before hand.
If you want to plant new trees but you get mice often, place the trees far from your house. Rodents can easily climb trees and get into the house through attics and roofs. Put the trees around 15 feet from the house.
If you hear bees in the walls of your home, never try to plug their access hole. This will trap them inside, and they will attempt to break free. Unfortunately, this means that they could come through the wall, into your home. You will have no choice at that point but to exit the premises and call a pest control specialist.
Pesky mosquitoes are known to multiply in stagnant water. If you have a birdbath in your yard, change the water every three days. Many people also suggest adding lavender to a birdbath to help combat your mosquito population. So, try adding it to your birdbath each time you refill it.
Increase the frequency that you take the garbage out during the course of the year. Sometimes, you may not take the garbage out enough, which can cause odors that can attract pests. Instead of bringing the garbage out once per week, you can take it out once every two or three days.
A little known way to kill bugs is with hairspray. Hairspray is inherently safe for you, your family and your precious pets, but it works wonders on insects. It sticks to the bugs, which makes it impossible for them to make their way to food and water. This works well on bees, especially when you don't want to approach them.
If you have a mouse or rat problem that you believe you can handle yourself, head down to your local supermarket or any other store that sells pest-control supplies and purchase snap traps and peanut butter. Set up the snap traps in an area you believe is heavily traveled by the vermin and put some peanut butter on the bait area. Mice and rats love peanut butter.
Getting rid of fleas is a lot easier than you may thing. A good mixture of boric acid and a botanic-based pesticide is not only helpful in killing fleas, but is also safe to use. The pesticides found in the oil works by cutting of oxygen to their breathing tubes and the boric acid destroys their digestive system.
Inspect your foundation for any openings. When a house gets older, you will probably find cracks in it. Pests can wiggle through these entry points and go inside. Look at your ceiling as well. Pests commonly enter this way.
Try to store all open food like cereal and crackers in an air-tight cabinet. You may think the space between the cardboard enclosure is too small but bugs can fit themselves into the tiniest of openings. Unless it can be kept in the fridge, protect your food from pests or from inviting them into your home in the first place.
Try to learn what you can about the pest that is invading your home. The more that you know about its habits and ideal diet the more that you can do to keep them out of your home. For example, cockroaches love paper, so you would not want to have newspaper stored anywhere in your home.
Do you have spiders? If so, then understand that the main reason they are there is likely due to other bugs being in your home as well. To keep these at bay, keep on top of the dusting and vacuuming of the home. You'll see fewer spiders as you start to get rid of the insects they feed on in your home.
Pesticides come with detailed instructions and you should familiarize yourself with them well. If you fail to follow the instructions, then is is likely that you aren't going to obtain the great results that you seek. Say you are told to distribute an application daily--you must do so faithfully. Not following the directions can put off the correct results for weeks.
Clean up your home, especially your kitchen. If pests don't have anything to eat, they're less likely to stay in your home. Put all your dry goods into containers they can't eat through, like plastic bins, and clean up your crumbs frequently by vacuuming where you eat and in the kitchen itself.
Insects may find their way into your home, but they won't live to see another day. The next time a bug decides to set up camp inside your home, use these pest control tips on it. The bug and any of it's friends that wandered in will be pushing up daisies.
|Created||2 Sep 2019|
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