Have you found evidence that there is something living in your pantry? Have you heard sounds at night that you haven’t noticed in the past? If so, you might have a problem with pests in your home. This article contains some helpful hints for taking care of pests.
Use steel wool to fill up any hole that any pest is using as an entrance. Even if the pests manage to chew through it, the steel wool will end up killing them. All openings bigger than a quarter inch need to be stuffed. Remember that rodents can get through very tiny openings.
Keep your rugs and carpet vacuumed. This gets rid of the ants and some bugs that get in your living room rugs. Dispose of the bag when done.
If you have a brown recluse spider issue, try catching them using sticky traps. The spiders are poisonous, and they like to hide in deep holes where chemicals cannot reach them. However, during the night, they come out to find food. Add traps near the walls, behind sofas and other furniture so that you stand a good chance of trapping them.
If you are considering buying a home, make sure that you have a professional inspect it first. Although some infestation signs can be recognized easily, understand that you cannot know for sure just what pest is inside your home until you’ve remained in it several days.
If you are wondering if you have termites, get a dog that can smell them. A human that looks for termites may only be able to see if a third or so of your house is safe. However, trained dogs can verify that the entire home is safe. The seek methane gases that come from the termites’ wood eating process.
You should now be prepared to eliminate those pests from your home. Use what you have learned above and take back your home. Although it may take time to rid your home of pests, it can be done.