Not many things are more annoying than pests in your home. Pests come in many forms. They might be flies, raccoons, or ants. Some can even wreak havoc on your home. These are some tips and tricks to reduce any pest problems you might have.
Do you see fruit flies returning after ridding your home of them? They may be living in your sink drains. Tape some plastic over it for several days to see if any fruit flies appear. If you find some, pour a little boiling water down the drain and then scrub it well. That will kill off the breeding cycle which was going on.
If you have a brown recluse spider infestation, control it using sticky traps. These spiders are likely to hide in some deep cracks. The will come out during the night to look for food. Good places to put these traps are behind furniture and along baseboards.
Bedbugs are sneaky and can be hard to eliminate entirely. Close holes before you try to exterminate them. This will keep any of the bugs from escaping before they’re all dead.
Find out if you have any stagnant water laying around. This can be a big problem if you have pests. Fix leaky pipes and check the water trays under any houseplants. When you remove the water from you home, the pests will have a hard time living there.
Make sure you seal off any cracks and crevices around your home. These can be an open door for pests that are looking for a way into your home. By thoroughly sealing these off, you deny them a gateway into your home.
Fleas can be very difficult to expel, but there are things that can be done to rid your home of them. The first things to do are to start vacuuming daily and using a flea spray. Don’t forget to throw out the vacuum bag outside.
If you are considering new tree plantings and your area attracts rodents, avoid planting these trees too close in proximity to your house. If you do, rodents will climb up them and get on your roof to enter your attic. Plant them far from your home, about 15 feet away.
Inspect your home’s plumbing in order to get control of household pests. Be sure all drains and sinks are unclogged around your home and inside your home. The organic matter that can build up in these is a delicious meal to both flies and cockroaches. Whenever you clean out your drains, you should make sure that you check them on a monthly basis.
You’ll want to get rid of the pests you have as quickly as possible, no matter what they are. You can control them as well as possible by using these suggestions. Remember the tricks you’ve learned, and you are going to be pest-free.