Do you have pests skittering around in the darkness? Do you hear strange and unidentifiable noises? Pest problems are a serious issue both for homeowners and renters alike. The following tips will help you hit the ground running as you formulate a pest control strategy.
Use some hairspray to get rid of wasps, bees or hornets. Many chemicals inside this spray will eliminate the bugs where they’re standing and its scent will prevent any new ones from coming.
To definitively learn whether you have termites, use a trained dog. If an inspector checks your house on his own, he is only able to confirm that you are about one-third free of termites. Trained termite sniffing dogs can check your home out completely. Termites create the byproduct called methane gas from eating wood, which the dogs are able to smell.
Don’t move too quickly when dealing with a bedbug problem. You may believe
they are eradicated, but some may still be lurking. Over the course of a year, bedbugs can remain dormant. Use putty to close any opening in the walls or floors of your home. By doing this, it will be impossible for bedbugs to hide.
If you are having problems with flying insects in your home, then you need to fix your home’s screens. Screens on your doors and windows can not only prevent flying insects from coming in your home, they can also help prevent other crawling insects from coming in, too. It’s important to repair any holes in screens around your home.
Make sure you seal off any cracks and crevices around your home. Frequently, these openings provide an entry for pests to enter your house. If you seal them up, the mosquitoes will not find a way to get inside.
While fleas are difficult creatures, some things do work to eliminate them and their eggs. The first thing to do is to thoroughly vacuum everyday, than spray the area with a good flea spray. You must dump your vacuum or throw away the bag each time you vacuum your whole house.
Whether you are a homeowner or renter, having pests as roommates is not desirable. Follow the advice in this article to get rid of your house pests for good. You should not have to worry about a mouse running by when you switch the lights on. Now is the time to take action!