Once pests infiltrate your home, getting rid of them isn’t easy. Implementing a solution to the problem may prove costly and time-consuming. Use the advice given you to tackle your pest problem before they have taken over.
Vacuuming the rugs is a good pest control tip. Vacuuming will allow you to suck up the bugs as well as the crumbs that are attracting them. You should toss the bag afterwards.
Consider using a perimeter spray outside your home to keep bugs at bay. Spray all around steps, porches, foundation and even windows and doors. Watch for cracks as you spray. Use caulk or another filler to seal the gaps.
If you need to make doubly sure that no termites remain in your home, use a termite-sniffing dog to check for the presence of termites. A human that looks for termites may only be able to see if a third or so of your house is safe. Trained dogs can actually check out your entire home. They can smell methane gas that the termites leave behind when they eat wood.
If you have food out it should always be sealed. Food scents are a big attraction to a lot of pests. Further, once your trash fills up, make sure it is taken outside immediately. Pests love the scent of garbage, after all.
Is your home overrun with ants? Get rid of them by using a mixture of sugar and borax. The sugar will attract your pests while the borax kills them. Mix a cup of the sugar with an equal amount of the borax. Poke holes through the lid and then sprinkle the mixture around the foundation of your home and along baseboards.
If your home has cracks and crevices, seal off these openings right away. Pests can get into your home through these cracks. Sealing them prevents this.
Fleas can be tough to eliminate, but there are ways to approach them. It is important to vacuum your home as much as you can to create a clean foundation. Don’t forget to throw the vacuum bag in the trash outside when you’re done vacuuming.
Does your home’s location contain lots of mice and rats? If so and you are considering planting a few trees, then you should ensure you don’t plant them neary our home. If the trees are planted too close, the branches give an easy entrance way for rodents. They can enter through the roof, for instance. A good rule of thumb is to plant trees no less than 15 feet from the edge of your house.
It’s easy to get pests, but it’s hard to get rid of them. Now, you know what it takes to control pests. If you already have a problem that you can’t deal with on your own, consider hiring an exterminator.