Pest control problems are common among homeowners. Understanding pests can help you to avoid getting infestations in your home. If you have the right knowledge, it is possible to eliminate pests for good.
Use steel wool to plug up holes that mice can use to enter your house. Rodents can bite through a lot but this might be cause an issue for them. All openings greater than a 1/2 inch must be stuffed. It is possible for these animals to make their way through very tiny openings.
Do not buy a new home before getting an inspector to look at it first. Some pest problems are easy to spot, but others pests may be invisible because they hide in the home’s foundation or insulation. You won’t be able to identify these problems with a simple walkthrough.
Prevent bugs from coming into your house by using a perimeter spray designed for outdoors. Spray around the foundation, porches, steps and anything near a door or a window. While you’re doing this, look for crevices and crack that could allow pests entry to your home. Seal up these areas using caulk.
Make sure to take precaution with bedbugs when you are trying to eliminate them. Bedbugs can hibernate for up to a year before coming back in full force. This is the reason why you should seal off holes in your floors and walls. They will not be able to hide in these spots.
It can be hard to eradicate bed bugs; they hide in small places. Be sure to seal off any open holes prior to attempting any extermination. Then, they will have no where to hide or come back in from.
Is your home overrun with ants? Use borax and sugar to terminate them. Sugar acts as an attractant, then the borax will cause them to die when they get to it. Just make a half-and-half mixture of sugar and borax in a one-quart jar. Poke holes through the lid to allow you to sprinkle it around the foundation and baseboards.
Most homes have to deal with pests at one point or another. To prevent their entry, use these tips. Act today, and do not delay.