Are you seeing a lot of pests around the house? If they have, fear not. These pests can probably be rounded up if you figure out how to control them. You can even do this yourself. Review the ideas, because they are quite effective.
Begin at the beginning. If you have a pest problem, eliminate their food source. Excess water and food are two reasons they may find your home attractive. Search for and eliminate leaks, exposed food and structural damage that allows pests to enter your home.
If you have a issue with spiders, such as the brown recluse, use some traps. This particular species of poisonous spider likes to make its nest in very deep parts of your home, which means killing them with chemicals is problematic. At night, they come out to look for food. Place the traps along your home’s walls and in behind your furniture.
Make sure that all your food is properly stored and sealed. If there’s one thing for which pests will make a beeline, it is food, so you don’t want to tempt them. Take your trash out regularly to avoid attracting pests. Pests are also attracted to trash.
Do you have ants in your home? There are many home remedies, but one effective one is mixing sugar with borax. The scent of the sugar will draw them into the deadly borax. To make the mix, use a cup of each ingredient in a quart jar. Put some holes in the top of the lid to make it easy to sprinkle.
If rats and mice have previously posed problems, avoid planting trees near the house. Rodents are proficient climbers, and they can use trees to gain access to your home. A good rule of thumb is to plant trees no less than 15 feet from the edge of your house.
Having some outdoor lights is great for entertainment purposes, or to keep away strangers, but it’s also seen as a fantastic way to keep pests around. Outdoor lighting in yellow, pink, and orange usually attract less bugs.
Mosquitoes will disappear if they do not have a place to lay their eggs. Drain any water that’s just standing around. Mosquitoes are known to live near water sources.
Mice have been know to infest campers, RVs and cars that are being stored for the winter. Try using natural repellents to keep them away during all seasons of the year. Some of these repellents have a nice smell. They are not poisonous at all. They do keep mice from entering your camper, though.
It’s time for your indoor pests to get out. Exercise your power to evict them from your home. With the advice you have just been provided with, you should have no issues with getting rid of pests.