It may feel overwhelming if you have pests living in your home. The pests might even appear to be doubling or tripling in numbers, regardless of your efforts. If you feel this way, the article below has pest control tips that you need to read.
You can use hairspray to get rid of bees, wasps and hornets near your home. Hairspray contains may chemicals that can destroy these insects. In addition, the scent of hairspray can prevent more of these insects from coming into your home.
You should never purchase a home before having it inspected by a professional beforehand. There are some signs of pests that are easy to see. Others do not become apparent until you spend some uninterrupted time at home.
In order to prevent insects from coming inside, use a perimeter spray outside. Spray around the foundation, porches, steps and anything near a door or a window. When spraying, look for small cracks where pests can come in. Seal such spots with caulking or other material.
You should fix screens around the house if you have flying insects. Not only do the windows and screens keep out pests that fly, they can also keep the ones that crawl away as well. If your screens have holes in them, patch them or replace them.
If rats and mice have previously posed problems, avoid planting trees near the house. If there are trees too close to your house, this gives rodents access to high places such as the roof from which they can enter your home. A good distance to plant them at is 15 feet at the least.
Outdoor lighting is awesome for keeping away strangers, but it’s not so great at keeping away pests. Outdoor lighting consisting of orange, yellow and/or pink bulbs will not attract so many pests.
Mice have been know to infest campers, RVs and cars that are being stored for the winter. There are some natural repellents to keep these annoying pests out of your recreational vehicle, however. These repellents smell fine and don’t cause any harm, but will stop mice from venturing into your camper or RV.
Be careful of using poison if you own a dog, cat or other pet. If a dog or cat catches the sick rodent or starts playing with one that’s dead, it may consume the poison too. You should also not use these kinds of things if you have kids around. They might think they are looking at candy.
Find out as much as you can about the rodents or bugs when you start to have a problem. It is a good idea to see what exactly is attracting them to your house and the best way to get rid of them. You must be adaptable to deal with a wide variety of pests.
Ridding yourself of pests is never fun. It takes some people quite some time to rid themselves of these pesky critters. Implement the tips you’ve just read to finally get rid of your pest problem. At last, you can go to sleep knowing that your house is free of pests.