Usually people call an exterminator when pests come calling, but you should attempt some self-help strategies before making this expensive choice. The following tips will give you some strategies to try before you call the exterminator. Hopefully, some of these tips will prove helpful.
You can use hairspray to get rid of bees, wasps and hornets near your home. The hairspray kills the insects, and the residual odor repels new ones from emerging.
Take some time to consider the problem. If pests have emerged, determine how they are getting food. Excess water and food are two reasons they may find your home attractive. Get rid of anything the might be attracting the pests.
If you have a brown recluse spider issue, try catching them using sticky traps. These dangerous spiders frequent dark corners that can be difficult to get to with chemical pesticides. When night falls, these spiders look for food. Put traps behind furniture and along the walls in order to have a good chance at catching them.
Before purchasing a home, make sure you have it professionally inspected for pests. Certain pests are easy to spot. But others are not so easy, and you won’t find out about them until after you bought the home. That is why you need the help of a professional before you make such a major purchase.
Use an outside perimeter spray to prevent indoor insects. Spray the foundation, as well as steps, porches and areas near doors and windows. While you’re doing this, look for crevices and crack that could allow pests entry to your home. Make sure you use caulk around these places.
If your home has been infested by bedbugs and you believe you have totally eradicated them, be careful. Bedbugs are able to get as long as a year without food. Because of this, you should seal off any and all access points in your home. You will prevent them from hiding in there.
Keep up with leaks around your home. Pests love water. Interestingly, they sense a water leak, even from a good distance away. Don’t let your neglect be the reason you have pests. A little maintenance can go a long way in preventing pests.
Are you the owner of a camper or travel trailer? If so, this is a prime target for rodents. Many natural remedies can keep them out of your camper. These rodent repellents have a rather pleasant smell and are very effective at keeping mice out of your RV.
If there are pets in your household, don’t put out rat and mouse poison. If one of your pets find the mouse, whether dead or alive, they could get poisoned as well. Children should also never be around this kind of bait. Kids might think the pellets are candy.
You can now determine whether you can handle this problem by yourself. You can more easily deal with your problem by using the tips you now know. Learning how to free your home of pests yourself will help you keep them from coming back.