Has your home been slowly invaded by pests? Are they starting to ruin your home? This is not something you have to do anymore. This article will help you eliminate all of these pesky little critters permanently.
Use steel wool to fill up any hole that any pest is using as an entrance. While rats and mice can easily chew lots of materials, steel wool is too tough. All openings bigger than a quarter inch need to be stuffed. Mice and rats can squeeze through some tiny openings.
DO you have a fruit fly issue? You might have a drain issue. Tape a piece of plastic wrap over drains for a couple of days, and see if these pesky little flies pop up. If the flies do appear, pour boiling water down the drain and scrub it clean. This will help keep the flies from breeding in there.
Use an outside perimeter spray to prevent indoor insects. Apply this spray on the foundation, the porch, steps and on doors and windows as well. While you spray, look around for crevices that pests can use as an entrance point to your home. Seal these areas with caulk or another appropriate filler.
Put some mint around the house to keep mice away. Plan mint around the perimeter of your house. These plants will repel mice. Sprinkle mint leaves around affected areas if you have a mouse problem. Mice will be repelled as long as you use fresh leaves.
Make sure you rinse out any containers you are recycling. Anything that has a high sugar content, like a pop can, especially needs attention. Do not leave soda in the cans when you put them out to recycle.
Outdoor lighting is awesome for keeping away strangers, but it’s not so great at keeping away pests. Choose bulbs in colors of pink, orange or yellow if you want pests to be less attracted.
Get rid of any trees that have fallen down in your garden. Cut the trunk and the branches for firewood. You can also give it to someone else, or sell it if you want to. You need to get rid of the stump as well. Termites will make a beeline for the stump if it just left outside.
In conclusion, you can get rid of pests for good. Don’t feel like all you can do is ignore the problem. Use the advice above and reclaim control of your house. Relax in your house once again!