It’s hard to eliminate pests once they have invaded. You may end up spending a lot of money and time trying to rid yourself of them. Use the tips in the article below to stop the pest problem in your home before it goes too far.
Are you having recurring problems with fruit flies, even after you have eliminated them? Your drain may actually be the issue. Put some plastic over the drain to see. If fruit flies still appear, scrub around your drain after pouring boiling water. This will stop the breeding of the fruit flies.
If your home has a problem with brown recluse spiders, use sticky traps to catch them. These spiders are poisonous and hard to reach using chemicals. At night, they come out of their hiding spots so they can search for food. Add traps near the walls, behind sofas and other furniture so that you stand a good chance of trapping them.
If you think you have cleared up a bedbug infestation, think again. Bedbugs are able to get as long as a year without food. This is why you should make sure to close all open holes in walls and floors. It will make it impossible for them to hide there.
Properly store food to help deter pests. Many pests love the smell of food, so keep it contained to keep them away. Be sure to keep trashcans emptied, as well. Pests are attracted to garbage as well.
Place brushes a foot or more away from the home to keep pests from invading. Many insects will take up residence here, regardless of the preventative measures you take. Placing them too close to your entry points or windows can risk having them go inside your home.
Dispose of fallen trees around your yard. You can even cut up the trunk or branches and use it for firewood. You can use it, sell it or just give it away. But, do not forget to get rid of the stump as well. Stumps can easily attract termites to your home.
Have a rodent problem? You should check your home’s exterior to find small cracks through which small animals can squeeze. Fill any cracks you find with scouring pads, or fill them with poison. Sometimes mustard oil or one other repellent can work.
Have your neighbors help you eliminate pests. Chances are that if you have pests, the people that live next to you probably do as well. If you eliminate them from your house, they will likely return if the neighbors do not take action, too. Ask your neighbors about helping you all live pest-free lives.
One way to kill flying insects in your home is with common hairspray. Perfume may also work, but it should not be sprayed near the eyes. Both of these are flammable, so keep them away from open flames. If you don’t have a can of bug spray on hand, these two alternatives are a good quick fix.
It is so much easier to acquire pests than to eliminate them. You should have learned to make those pests stay away. An out of hand problem is going to require an exterminator.