Having pests in your house may seem like an unending problem. It might seem like they multiply even when you’re doing what you can. If so, keep reading to get some great ideas for handling the problem.
Start out at the beginning. Try to get rid of their sustenance source. You are likely providing food, shelter and water to the pests right now. Leaks, scraps of food and easy access are a pest’s best friends; make it harder for them to survive.
Use a spray specially designed for the perimeter of your home. Spray the foundation and all other outside areas near the home. If you see suspicious cracks that could allow pests enter your home, spray them, too! Make sure you use caulk around these places.
Mint will repel mice and other pest as well. Plant mint outside around your home’s foundation. The unpleasant smell will prevent them from entering your home. If mice are already a problem, you may want to place mint leaves in the areas that are affected. While this will usually do, make sure the mint leaves are fresh.
You can get rid of the bugs and pests that are plaguing you. Go to your local home improvement store and ask the professionals there what you can do to eliminate these pests. They may have an idea of which products will help to eradicate which bugs.
If a tree falls on your property, quickly remove it. Chop it up to make firewood. If you do not have a need for this, sell it or give it to neighbors and friends. Do not neglect to get rid of the stump, as well. Stumps are no longer alive and therefore can draw termites.
Drains are popular places for pests to hide. Be sure you’re checking your drains and keeping them clean every month. You could snake them, or pour a little liquid cleaner into them while afterwards flushing it out. Residuals can accumulate inside a drain and build up mold, providing the pests the perfect place reside.
Find out as much as you can about the pest that is plaguing you. Find out what repels them and what attracts them. A strategy that is tailored to the exact pest you are facing is most likely to be effective in eradicating it.
Use hairspray to kill flying insects. Hairspray doesn’t harm you or any pets you have, but it kills the insects. A coating of hairspray leaves them unable to fly. If you have a bee flying around, this method can help prevent it from getting too close to you.
You must figure out how a pest is entering your home. For instance, your window may have a tiny gap that allows spiders in or your pets may bring outdoor bugs in. Once you know how the insect is coming in, you can fix the problem and prevent it from entering again.
Eliminating pests can be a battle. Some people take years to fully eradicate them. Use the advice offered above to help you get your pest problems under control. Then you can sleep at ease knowing your house is pest-free.