Are you tired of the pests that are running around your home? Do you find that your current pest-control methods aren’t working? Maybe you do not want to spend the money. Keep on reading to figure out what you can do to take care of the problem on your own.
It can be hard to rid your home of bedbugs, since they can hide in many different places. Seal off escape hatches before you poison bedbugs. This will help you to be sure that the bugs won’t pop out of the holes after you try and exterminate them.
Inspect your home for standing water which may be in hidden areas. Standing water is something that pests are highly attracted to. Inspect your home carefully for leaky pipes and remember to empty all of the trays that are underneath your indoor plants. Pests need water, so cutting off their supply will make your home less inviting.
If you wish to have vegetation near your home, you should keep them a minimum of one foot from the perimeter of your home. Brush is a natural home to many insects and there is no way to prevent this. If you put the bush close to the house, you will be inviting them in.
Outdoor lighting is awesome for keeping away strangers, but it’s not so great at keeping away pests. Use pastel-colored light bulbs in outside lights to keep bugs away.
Check your home’s plumbing for issues if you have a pest problem. Be sure that there are no clogged drains or sinks around or in your home. Cockroaches and flies love the stuff that builds up in the sinks and drains. Check cleared drains on a monthly basis.
Be sure and get rid of any fallen trees in your yard. Be sure to cut up the trunk and branches for use as firewood. You can also give it to someone else, or sell it if you want to. Don’t neglect the stump though. A stump is not alive anymore, so it could be a magnet for termites.
Prevent mosquitoes from invading your home by removing the environment that they like. You need to get rid of any stagnant water. Stagnant water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Mice will come into your trailer if you leave it in storage during the fall or winter. There are natural repellents out there that can discourage them. You can get nicely scented sachets of repellent that you will like, but mice will hate them.
Pests really like to live in drains. Be certain you check your drains regularly. Clean them with a snake monthly or use a liquid cleaner. Pests love to feast on the mold that can grow inside a clogged up drain.
It is empowering when you educate yourself. Get yourself ready, and attack those insects and rodents. It is something that you can do, and you should now feel empowered. Use the advice in this piece and begin ridding your home of bugs right away. You don’t have to continue to live with this problem.