When dealing with pests, not all solutions work for all situations. You have to educate yourself and experiment to see what will work best for your situation. The piece that follows will help you do just that.
Hairspray is great for eliminating bees and wasps. Hairspray has a lot of chemicals that can kill the insects, and the residual smell will keep new bugs from invading the same spot.
Food should always be properly stored and sealed within its container when not in use. Pests are always looking for food, and if they can smell it, they will be drawn to it. In addition, when your trash bag is full, take it out immediately. Trash is yet another source of alluring smells for the pests and should be avoided at all costs.
Struggling with ants? Use borax and sugar to terminate them. While they are attracted to the sugar, they will be killed by the borax. Make a trap by blending equal parts borax and sugar in a quart-sized jar. Poke holes through the lid to allow you to sprinkle it around the foundation and baseboards.
Inspect your home for standing water which may be in hidden areas. Pests will gravitate towards standing water like nothing else. Inspect your home and look for leaky pipes. Also, the trays holding your indoor plants might conceal standing water, as well. Just like humans, insects and other pests require water to live. If you eliminate the water source, you eliminate the pests.
Fleas are a tough pest to abolish, but there are many ways to help do this. Start by vacuuming them every day and then using a flea spray. Always toss out your vacuum bag once you are finished cleaning your living space.
If you want to plant new trees but you get mice often, place the trees far from your house. Rodents can easily find a way into your house by climbing these trees hanging over the roof. Make sure they are a minimum of 15 feet away from the house.
You may seldom see pests in lived-in parts of your home, but remember to inspect lesser used areas from time to time. You might have termites taking over an underground area of your house that you don’t often enter. Make sure to check out your crawl spaces and basements.
After reading this advice, you should have a better idea about pest control. Use what you’ve learned here to avoid struggling with your issues. You will feel much better once the pest is gone.