If you have been inundated with pests in your living space, you are likely ready to get rid of them very quickly. Is the pest control service you’re paying for not working? Maybe you don’t wish to pay people for that? Keep on reading for answers on how to do it yourself.
You have to know the ordinances and building codes in order to know what pest control treatments are allowed. If you unknowingly use a pesticide that contains banned chemicals, there could be consequences later if you try to sell your house. Although this doesn’t happen often, this should motivate you to do some research on which methods of pest control have been approved in your area.
If you are wondering if you have termites, get a dog that can smell them. Human inspectors only have the ability to render a verdict on 1/3 of the house. Trained dogs can actually check out your entire home. The smell of methane gas is the actual byproduct of the termites eating your wood.
Look around the house for any water that’s just sitting there. Pests are drawn to pools of standing water. Make sure to check your entire home for leaky pipes and make sure to clean the water trays under the house plants. Without water sources, pests will not thrive in your house.
When you plant bushes around your house, be sure to leave 12 inches of clearance. Insects like to live in bushes. Placing them too close to your entry points or windows can risk having them go inside your home.
Do you have rodents? You should check your home’s exterior to find small cracks through which small animals can squeeze. Use scouring pads, steel wool and poison to keep rodents from these cracks. Sometimes, odor repellents like mustard oil can be effective.
You should now have the tools to do it. You need to start attacking those bugs. With your newfound knowledge, you should feel confident that you can make the bugs disappear. Use these tips to rid your home of these pests right away! You do not have to allow pests to infest your home.