Pests work to fray the nerves of homeowners like nothing else can. There are all different kinds of pests. They can be ants, flies or rodents. Some pests can cause damage to your house. The following tips will help you deal with pests in the most effective way possible.
Have you found that fruit flies return even after you have eradicated them? You may have to check your drain for consistency. Seal your drain with a sheet of plastic wrap and monitor the fruit fly situation. If so, put some boiling water in your drain and scrub it well. This should prevent them from breeding in there.
A perimeter spray will discourage pests from getting too close to your home. Make sure you spray your home’s foundation, porches, steps, and other areas that are located near any windows and/or doors. While you spray, look around for crevices that pests can use as an entrance point to your home. Use caulk or the right kind of filler to seal these areas.
Want to know whether or not termites are in your home? Have a trained dog locate them. Don’t rely on another human being. A dog can find termites better than a person who inspects homes for pests. A properly trained dog can check out one hundred percent of your home. Dogs are attuned to odors like methane that are released when wood is eaten by termites.
Seal food that isn’t being used. Pests often have very good senses of smell, so leaving the container open can attract them by smell. Be sure to keep trashcans emptied, as well. Garbage is also known to attract insects.
It can be quite difficult to eliminate bedbugs because they can hide in out-of-the-way places. Prior to exterminating, close open holes. This will not only trap the bed bugs from escaping back into your bed, it will also prevent them from hiding there in the future.
Are you dealing with an ant infestation? A mixture of borax and sugar can help you eliminate ants from your home. Sugar attracts the ants, and the borax kills them. Mix a cup of the sugar with an equal amount of the borax. Punch some holes in the top to make a sprinkler and distribute the mixture around the foundation outside and the baseboards inside.
Mint will repel mice and other pest as well. Line the perimeter of your home with mint plants. Mice will not want to live near this fragrant plant. Place mint leaves around any known area that is begin overrun by rodents. This can repel these pesky pests, but use fresh mint leaves.
Even if your home doesn’t show any issues, check the entire thing on occasion. If you have a basement, for example, you might have a subterranean termite infestation and not even know it. Get basements and crawl spaces checked out.
No matter the type of pests, be sure to eliminate them quickly. Using the above tips will help you with pest control efficiently. Use what you have just read, and watch the pests quickly go away.