It’s hard to eliminate pests once they have invaded. Trying to rid yourself of pests can cost a lot of money and take up much of your time. The following article will give you some great strategies to help rid your home of pests.
It is important that you are aware of local building ordinances when it comes to which treatments you can use to eliminate pests. Sometimes, the use of a locally banned substance can end up hurting you if you end up selling your home later. It is important to research what you can and cannot do regarding pest control.
Bed bugs like to hide in hard-to-find spaces, which makes them hard to eliminate. Always seal holes if you are going to be ‘bug bombing’. This will not only trap the bed bugs from escaping back into your bed, it will also prevent them from hiding there in the future.
Is your home overrun with ants? Mix borax and sugar to eliminate them. The sugar will attract the pest, but the borax is going to kill bugs and small rodents. Mix a cup of the sugar with an equal amount of the borax. Put some holes in the top of the lid to make it easy to sprinkle.
Don’t allow pools of standing water to form near your home. Standing water is one of the biggest attractants for pests. Check for pipes that are leaking and trays you use for plants. They have to have water; if they don’t have any, they can’t live.
Be sure the water system of your home is leak free. Pests need water and are attracted to leaks. They are able to detect drips and leaks from a long way off. You can avoid pest by taking care of your plumbing. Use a little elbow grease to stop the leak, or call in a professional plumber who can do the job for you.
It is so much easier to acquire pests than to eliminate them. Hopefully here you have gotten enough knowledge to keep pests away. If the problem is major, you may need a professional.