When it comes to pests, no solution works in every situation. The best way to get rid of the insects or rodents that have invaded your home is to find a solution adapted to your problem. The piece that follows will help you do just that.
A dog trained to sniff for termites is the best method for checking for an infestation around the house. A human termite inspector can only verify that about a third of your home is safe. A well-trained dog will ascertain the safety of your entire home. The reason that dogs can do this is because they can smell methane gas which occurs when termites destroy wood.
Screens in your home should be repaired to keep out flying insects. Screens not only protect your home from flying insects, they also help keep crawling insects from infiltrating your home. Fix all the gaps in screens so that bugs can’t enter.
Check your home for hidden standing water. Stagnant pools of water will attract pests. You should also check your plumbing for leaks. If you eliminate water sources, you will eliminate a lot of pests.
One pest that is known for being hard to eliminate is fleas. Thankfully, you can use several methods for eliminating fleas and their eggs. The first things to do are to start vacuuming daily and using a flea spray. Remember to throw away your vacuum bag after vacuuming your house.
Mint can help in your battle against mice. Plant some mint near your home’s foundation. This makes your home less than desirable to mice. Mint leaves are a great way to make mice living in your home think twice. Fresh mint leaves work the best to deter mice since their smell is the strongest.
Check the plumbing in your house, if you have pests. Ensure that there are no clogs in your sinks and drains inside and outside your home. If there are clogs, then mold can grow, which will attract flies and cockroaches. After you have cleared your drains, be sure to keep them that way with monthly maintenance.
You need to check your whole house, even if many areas usually don’t show signs of pests. If your home’s structure goes underground at all, then subterranean termites might be eating part of your home that you rarely venture to. Therefore, make sure that your basements and other small areas of your home are check out regularly.
If you find mice holes in the floors or walls, cut some steel wool, then place it inside these holes. Mice will attempt to eat through this steel wool, which will kill them. Spackle those holes using a little bit of steel wool mixed with wood putty to keep the rodents away.
To keep pest away from items that are edible, store your items properly. Glass containers and plastic containers are great if they have lids to be sealed with. Insects and rodents can easily chew through paper or cardboard packages.
Now you can successfully get rid of your pests! Just take what you’ve learned and apply it and you should have no struggle to rid yourself of your problem. You’ll be very happy when the pest are gone.