Have you found evidence that there is something living in your pantry? Have you heard scratching and scurrying in your attic at night? If the answer to these questions is yes, then it is likely that you have pests in your home. There is great advice in this article about getting rid of pests.
DO you have a fruit fly issue? You may find that they are residing within your drains. Tape a piece of plastic wrap over drains for a couple of days, and see if these pesky little flies pop up. If so, put some boiling water in your drain and scrub it well. This should rid your drains of fruit flies.
Is your home infested with ants? Get rid of them by using a mixture of sugar and borax. The sugar lures the ants in with its sweet smell, while the borax kills them dead. To create the mixture, get a jar the size of a quart and mix one cup borax and one of sugar. Make some holes in the jar so you can sprinkle the mixture where you have seen pest.
Look around the house for any water that’s just sitting there. Pests are highly attracted to standing water. Inspect your home carefully for leaky pipes and remember to empty all of the trays that are underneath your indoor plants. If you eliminate water sources, you will eliminate a lot of pests.
Get rid of fallen trees in your yard quickly. Hack up the trunk and limbs for use as firewood. Give it away or sell it if you don’t have a use for it yourself. Do not neglect to get rid of the stump, as well. Stumps are no longer alive, and these are prime dwellings for termites.
Have rodents made an appearance in the house? You need to look at your home’s exterior for small openings that animals can squeeze through. Cover these openings with scouring pads or use poison in these areas. Repellents may also work.
Rodents can sometimes enter a camper or trailer that you have parked outside during the winter. There are natural repellents which are very effective at discouraging the unwanted guests. Smaller bags of repellent can smell good and are non-toxic. They are quite effective in preventing mice from residing in your camper or RV.
Since you have read this article, you are better prepared to fight the pests that keep you up at night. Use the advice above to get those pests out. It is going to take a bit of time, but one day soon you won’t hear scurrying in your walls, and you will be able to rest easily knowing they have gone.