Have you noticed that something is amiss in your pantry, like something is living there? Have you ever heard something run around the ceiling during the night? If the answer to these questions is yes, then it is likely that you have pests in your home. This article contains some helpful hints for taking care of pests.
Attack a pest problem at its source. Pests invade a home because it contains something they need to survive. Pests are probably attracted to your home because there is a source of water, available food, and adequate shelter. Search for and get rid of food scraps, leaks or entry points.
Keep all of your foods tightly sealed in a container. The scent that comes from your food can attract all different types of pests. You don’t need to provide pests with something they like. Further, once your trash fills up, make sure it is taken outside immediately. Pests are also attracted to the scent of garbage.
If cracks and crevices are visible, make certain to seal them immediately. Most times, these places are entry points for pests that wish to live in your home. Sealing them up will give them no way to get in.
Fleas are a notoriously hard problem to solve. You can do a number of things to battle this problem, however. The first things to do are to start vacuuming daily and using a flea spray. Keep in mind that your vacuum bag should be disposed of immediately upon finishing vacuuming.
You can get rid of the bugs and pests that are plaguing you. Consult a professional at your local Lowe’s or other home improvement store. They can tell you which pesticides work best given your situation.
No matter whether you can see signs of infestation or not, have the entire residence examined anyway. If your home’s structure goes underground at all, then subterranean termites might be eating part of your home that you rarely venture to. Damp basements, closets and crawl spaces should be evaluated to ensure that no infestation has occurred.
One effective pest control method is the use of electronic pest repellents. These are placed in your home and buzz to scare rodents away. This quiet sound that irritates rodents is not harmful to pets or people. Rodents dislike this sound and will leave.
Is your home being invaded by mice or rats? Walk around the perimeter of your home and try to locate small cracks that might be allowing pests inside. Fill any cracks you find with scouring pads, or fill them with poison. In some instances, odor repellents like mustard oil might work.
Now, the pest problem is one step closer to ending. Use the tips learned here to begin reclaiming your home. It may not be easy, but you can be successful.