Household pests can create many problems for a homeowner. They can carry dangerous germs as well as cause expensive damage to the home. If pests are plaguing your house, take action immediately. Get rid of the pests in your home quickly and safely with the advice presented here.
Do you have a fruit fly problem? Your drain could be causing your pest problem. Place some plastic wrap on a drain to see if small flies or other bugs appear. If you see some fruit flies, boil some water and pour it down the drain or use a drain cleaner. This should prevent fruit flies from making a nest in your drain.
Is your home infested with ants? You can remove them by creating a mixture of borax and sugar. Sugar attracts them while the borax kills them. Mix a cup of the sugar with an equal amount of the borax. Poke holes in the top, and sprinkle it around baseboards and inside cabinets.
Brush should be placed away from the house. It should be at least 12 inches away from the home. This can be a meeting ground for insects that you do not want in your home. Placing them too close to your entry points or windows can risk having them go inside your home.
Keep up with leaks around your home. Pests need water and are attracted to leaks. They can actually sense a drip from a pretty far distance. Don’t be the reason you have pests. A small amount of work can remove the possibility of rats or other rodents invading the house.
If your home has cracks and crevices, seal off these openings right away. Most times, these places are entry points for pests that wish to live in your home. Getting them sealed will block pests from getting inside.
Outdoor lighting makes it easy for people to find your home at night and deters thieves, but it is also a beacon for pests. Use pink, orange or yellow bulbs outdoors, as these colors are less attractive to insects.
By now, you realize that there are pest control options available to you. Keep the advice you’ve read in mind, and get rid of those pests today. If you have to, think about enlisting outside help if you’re not able to handle it by yourself. No matter how you choose to control pests, do it now.