All homeowners will come in contact with pests. To free your home from pests, you must understand the right methods of pest control. With the right information, you can prevent pests from moving into your home in the first place.
Do you see fruit flies returning after ridding your home of them? Your drain may be the issue. Place some plastic wrap on a drain to see if small flies or other bugs appear. If they do, try pouring boiling water down it and scrubbing it thoroughly. Doing this should get rid of the fruit flies completely.
Repair all of your screens if flying insects are prevalent in your area. Screens not only protect your home from flying insects, they also help keep crawling insects from infiltrating your home. If you find holes in the screens, make repairs to keep the bugs out.
Are you dealing with ants? Combat it with a mixture of borax and sugar. The sweet sugar attracts ants and the borax then kills them. A cup of borax and a cup of sugar will do it. Poke holes through the lid to allow you to sprinkle it around the foundation and baseboards.
Make sure you rinse your recyclables before putting them in the recycle bin. 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.
Do not leave fallen trees in your yard. Chop up the fallen tree, and use it for firewood. It can be used by you or given away. But, do not forget to get rid of the stump as well. Stumps are large pieces of dead wood that may attract termites.
Have you seen rodents in your home? Always look at your home’s exterior to find small cracks and openings. Use scouring pads, steel wool and poison to keep rodents from these cracks. You can also use mustard oil, whose scent can repel rodents.
Keep mosquitoes away from your home by giving them no place to go. Don’t allow areas of standing and stagnant water. Mosquitoes do not need large amounts of water to thrive. A mosquito could lay eggs in some dirty dishes or in a food can.
If you live with pets, steer clear of rodent poisons. If your pet kills or plays with the rodent, it may get the poison in its system. This bait is not recommended around kids either. They’ll think the pellets are candy.
If you are a homeowner, then you are probably going to have to deal with pests at some time or another in your life. If you want to keep your house pest-free, use these tips and tricks to help out. Don’t wait, take action!