Confused About Controlling Pests? Then Read This

by Suzana Mikolova

No one wants pests in their home. No matter what sort of pest plagues you, you are sure to want it gone yesterday! The best way to deal with this issue is to learn all you can about pests and how to deal with them. Here are some tips to help you solve your pest problems.

You can put steel wool in the holes to keep rodents away. While rats and mice can easily chew lots of materials, steel wool is too tough. If you have any half-inch openings or larger in your home, you should stuff them with this steel wool. Mice can easily squeeze in the tiniest cracks.

Do you have recurring fruit flies? You may have to check your drain for consistency. Use plastic wrapping on your drain for just a few days. If the flies do appear, pour boiling water down the drain and scrub it clean. This should prevent them from breeding in there.

Never buy a house until it has been inspected first. Certain signs of infestation are easy to recognize, but keep in mind that you have no way of knowing what kind of pest is hiding under the home or in the insulation until you stay in the home for a few days.

In order to prevent insects from coming inside, use a perimeter spray outside. Spray the foundation and all other outside areas near the home. As you are spraying, check surfaces for cracks and nooks that can be the point of entry for pests. Seal these areas with caulk or another appropriate filler.

If you wish to know whether or not there are termites where you live, try hiring a dog to seek them out, not a person. An actual human inspector is only capable of verifying the safety of about one-third of the home. If you get a dog that can find them, they most likely ensure the safety of your entire residence. Trained dogs can detect methane gas that results from the eating of wood by termites.

Fleas are notoriously hard to rid your home of, however, there are quite a few things that are able to help you if you wish to rid yourself of them. First, you should vacuum every single day. Once you do this, use a flea spray. You must dump your vacuum or throw away the bag each time you vacuum your whole house.

If you routinely collect recyclables, be certain they are always well-rinsed. Soda cans, which contain sugar, should be rinsed clean. Get the soda pop completely out of the can. Then you can store it in your home or garage without worrying about it attracting pests.

Do you have a problem with rodents in your house? You should check your home’s exterior to find small cracks through which small animals can squeeze. Use scouring pads to fill these cracks, or use some rodent poison in there. You can use a strong-smelling repellent like mustard oil to keep them at bay.

Use these pest control tips to get rid of your bug or rodent problem. Try them all, and determine which methods are best suited for your situation. When you are pest-free, you will be glad you did. It will take some effort but it is worth it.