Are you fed up with pests running rampant in your house? Perhaps you even enlist the help of an exterminator only to have the problem return. Maybe you do not want to spend the money. Keep reading to find how to do things yourself.
Plug up holes that pests, like mice, can get into with steel wool. Even though mice can chew through quite a few things, these aren’t able to be chewed with their teeth. Stuff any holes larger than 1/2 inch. This sort of critter is able to get through very small holes.
A good way to prevent pests is by vacuuming your carpets well and often. Vacuum your smaller rugs often as well. You will vacuum up ants, bugs and other critters that are in the kitchen, living room and den. Change the bag of your vacuum cleaner on a regular basis.
Use sticky traps in order to snare the brown recluse spiders in your home. It can be hard to get to these critters with chemicals, as they hide in deep areas. They look for food at night. Good places to put these traps are behind furniture and along baseboards.
Want to know whether or not termites are in your home? Have a trained dog locate them. Don’t rely on another human being. A human that looks for termites may only be able to see if a third or so of your house is safe. Trained dogs are able to check all of the house. They can smell for methane gas, which is a byproduct from termites.
Have you recently gotten rid of a bedbug infestation? If so, then do not assume your problem is gone. A bedbug can survive for up to a year without nourishment. This is the reason why you have to make sure any holes in walls or doors are sealed. Bedbugs will disappear if they have nowhere to hide.
If you are having problems with flying insects in your home, then you need to fix your home’s screens. The windows and screens keep out both flying and crawling bugs. If there are holes in the screens, be sure to repair them to keep bugs from getting inside.
You should now be able to take control of your situation. Get rid of these pests for good. Your home will soon be pest-free thanks to your hard work. Start now. Do not put off dealing with your pest problem. It will not go away by itself. You should not have to tolerate them any longer.