How well informed are you when it comes to pest control? The more you know, the better you will be able to prevent and fix infestations. You will find that there are quite a few ways to rid your home once and for all of these unwanted invaders.
If you have a brown recluse spider issue, try catching them using sticky traps. It can be hard to get to these critters with chemicals, as they hide in deep areas. When night falls, these spiders look for food. Key areas for placing traps are behind furniture and on walls.
Never buy a home without a thorough pest inspection first. There are ways to look around to see if you have an issue, but you need to be sure.
Use a spray for outdoor perimeters to make insects avoid entering your house. Make sure you spray your home’s foundation, porches, steps, and other areas that are located near any windows and/or doors. As you spray, watch for cracks that can provide entry for pests. Use caulk or something similar to seal these areas.
There are dogs that are specially trained to detect termites. Qualified humans are only able to tell you if one-third of the house is termite-free. A termite-sniffing dog, on the other hand, can detect termites anywhere in your home. Termites create the byproduct called methane gas from eating wood, which the dogs are able to smell.
If you are having problems with flying insects in your home, then you need to fix your home’s screens. Having your screens rip-free and properly secured will keep flying pests out as well as crawling pests too. Fix or replace any holes or tears in your screens to seal off pests.
Is your home overrun with ants? A simple combination of borax and sugar will eradicate them. The sugar will attract your pests while the borax kills them. Make a trap by blending equal parts borax and sugar in a quart-sized jar. Poke holes through the lid to allow you to sprinkle it around the foundation and baseboards.
Make sure you thoroughly inspect your home for any standing puddles of water. Pests are drawn to pools of standing water. Inspect your home and look for leaky pipes. Also, the trays holding your indoor plants might conceal standing water, as well. If you eliminate water sources, you will eliminate a lot of pests.
If you want to plant new trees but you get mice often, place the trees far from your house. Rodents then climb your trees and enter your home through the attic or roof. A good rule of thumb is to plant trees no less than 15 feet from the edge of your house.
Follow the things you have gone over here, and begin today trying to regain order in your home. These pests are annoying and they need to be eliminated. With these tips, you are better armed to defend yourself. Be sure that you keep the tips you’ve gone over here in mind, and create a plan to defend your home against pests today.