If you have been inundated with pests in your living space, you are likely ready to get rid of them very quickly. Maybe you even have a pest control service come out quarterly or monthly, but it just isn’t doing the trick? Perhaps you don’t want to have to pay them to do that? The following tips will help you deal with your pest problem on your own.
It is very important that you put up any food that is not being eaten. Pests are always looking for food, and if they can smell it, they will be drawn to it. Further, once your trash fills up, make sure it is taken outside immediately. Pests love this smell and will travel far to find its source.
Screens in your home should be repaired to keep out flying insects. Not only do they keep out the flying pests, but they help to keep out small crawling insects as well. Fix holes that are now part of your screens.
Look around to identify pools of standing water. Many pests, including mosquitoes, are attracted to stagnant water. Make sure you have no leaky pipes and keep all standing water under control. Pests require water to stay alive, so getting rid of these areas will discourage pests from living there.
Outdoor lighting is wonderful for entertaining and to divert strangers from your home, but these lights can attract pests. Use light bulbs that emit a tint of orange, pink or yellow for outdoor lighting because bugs are not attracted to them.
Drains are favorite places for pest to live. Make sure you check and clean them monthly, either by running a snake through the drain or else simply by pouring some liquid cleaner down them to flush them out. You can develop quite a build up of debris in your drain which makes a lovely home for pests.
Now you ought to feel powerful. So begin putting your plan together to get rid of these bugs for good. You can do it, and you ought to feel that you can. Get those pest away from your home with the advice you received. You do not have to live with bugs or rodents in your home.