Tips To Help Take The Guess Work Out Of Pest Control

by Suzana Mikolova

Is your home becoming overrun with pests? Perhaps you’ve hired a company to come out every once in a while get rid of the pests, but they aren’t doing a good job. Maybe that pest control service is a bit expensive? Keep reading to learn more about different alternatives and pest control methods you can use yourself.

When it comes to eliminating pests, make sure you start this process at the beginning. If pests have emerged, determine how they are getting food. You are likely providing food, shelter and water to the pests right now. Make sure you search for food scraps lying around, any water leaks in your plumbing, and openings in your home.

Have you recently gotten rid of a bedbug infestation? If so, then do not assume your problem is gone. Bedbugs can lay in wait for an entire year without eating. Because of this, you should seal off any and all access points in your home. And bedbugs caught in these holes won’t be able to escape once they are sealed.

Repair all of your screens if flying insects are prevalent in your area. Not only do they keep out the flying pests, but they help to keep out small crawling insects as well. Repair any holes to prevent unwanted house guests.

Look around the house for any water that’s just sitting there. Stagnant pools of water will attract pests. Fix leaky pipes and check the water trays under any houseplants. Just like humans, insects and other pests require water to live. If you eliminate the water source, you eliminate the pests.

If your home’s water system has a leak, get it fixed. Pests love to find those water sources. They can end up finding water in the most obscure places. Don’t be the reason you have pests. Preventative measures can do so much.

Fleas can be hard to eliminate, but there are various ways to eliminate them and their eggs. The first things to do are to start vacuuming daily and using a flea spray. Always discard the vacuum bag after use.

Outdoor lighting is fantastic for entertaining or keeping strangers away in the evening, but it can also attract pests. Use light bulbs that emit a tint of orange, pink or yellow for outdoor lighting because bugs are not attracted to them.

If you are having an issue with bugs or other pests, there is a solution. Visit your home improvement center and ask what you should do to get rid of them. They can advise you on the appropriate pesticides to use on the particular pests that you have.

There should be power impressing upon you. Keep reading to learn ways to make a battle plan that will free your house of unwanted house guests. Remember that this can be done. You have the power and knowledge to do so. Use what you know now to get rid of the bugs today. You do not have to allow pests to infest your home.