It is not healthy to have pests around the house. While it can be expensive and difficult to get rid of pests, you have to control the infestation. Use the following advice to prevent pests from ruining your home.
Stuff steel wool into holes that pests could enter through. Even if the pests manage to chew through it, the steel wool will end up killing them. If there is an opening larger than one-half inch, you should fill it. This sort of critter is able to get through very small holes.
Vacuum every rug you own to remove pests. Ants and tiny bugs hide in carpets, so that should eliminate some of your potential indoor insects. You should toss the bag afterwards.
Are you having recurring problems with fruit flies, even after you have eliminated them? The issue may lie in your drain. Place some plastic wrap on a drain to see if small flies or other bugs appear. If you end up seeing them you should clean your drain as well as you possibly can. This will help keep the flies from breeding in there.
Always seal your foods well when you are finished with them. Pests like the smell of food, so don’t allow them to smell it. Also, when your trash is full, be sure to take it out right away. Garbage is something that bugs love to get into.
Is your home infested with ants? Borax and sugar can help you eliminate them. The sweet sugar attracts ants and the borax then kills them. Get a jar, and mix borax and sugar in equal quantities. Make holes in the lid and sprinkle it on your home’s baseboards and foundation.
As we said before, it is hard to live with an insect issue, and it is also not healthy. As such, it is a problem that needs to be taken care of immediately. Implement the tips and advice you’ve just read and eliminate your pest problem once and for all.