Distress. Frustration. Both of these words aptly describe the feelings you experience when you find out that you are sharing your home with pests. But not knowing how to effectively control and remove the pests from your home is even worse. Fortunately, you now have the right tools to solve your problem. Continue reading for tips and techniques that will help eliminate pests from your home.
When you find holes that pests can get in through, stop it up with steel wool. Even if the pests manage to chew through it, the steel wool will end up killing them. Seal any opening that is over a half inch in diameter. These pests are able to get through the tiniest of openings.
Do fruit flies continue to invade your space after you thought you had taken care of the situation? The problem might be your drain. Place some plastic wrap on a drain to see if small flies or other bugs appear. If some do appear, drop boiling water into the drain and then scrub well. This should rid your drains of fruit flies.
If brown recluse spiders have invaded your home, catch them with some sticky traps. These spiders are poisonous and enjoy hiding in places that aren’t easy to get with chemicals. These spiders are nocturnal, so they look for food after dark. Traps along your baseboards and behind furniture will capture them.
If you think you have cleared up a bedbug infestation, think again. Bedbugs can hibernate an entire year. Close all the holes and cracks in your walls and floors. That way, if they are in your walls or outside they can not enter later.
Look around your house for standing water. Standing water is one of the biggest attractants for pests. Make sure you have no leaky pipes and keep all standing water under control. Just like humans, insects and other pests require water to live. If you eliminate the water source, you eliminate the pests.
With this information in hand, it is time to exterminate the pests that have invaded your home. Start a war with them now using the information you’ve read. Before long, you’ll have control of your own home again and you won’t have to worry about those darn pests anymore.