Pests can cause big problems for you. While eliminating your pest problem can be expensive and difficult, it is important that you take steps towards controlling the pest population. Follow the tips in this article to keep your home pest-free.
Use steel wool to prevent rodents from entering your home through holes in the wall. Even if the pests manage to chew through it, the steel wool will end up killing them. Any opening bigger than half an inch should be plugged. The pests can enter your home through very small openings.
Begin at square-one. You have to cut off the pests food source to stop them from coming into your home. Pests usually congregate in a home because it has ample available food, water or shelter. Seek out sources of food, water and entry points to your home.
A trained dog can help sniff out the termites in your home. Human inspectors are only able to detect about 33% of the termites around your home. A dog with the right training is able to check about 100 percent of the house. Termites create the byproduct called methane gas from eating wood, which the dogs are able to smell.
Bushes should be at least about a foot from the house. Brush is a natural home to many insects and there is no way to prevent this. These pests will likely come right on into your home if the bush is located near a door or a window.
If your water system has any leaks, fix them. Pests are attracted to a water source. They are able to spot drips from far away. Don’t bring on a pest invasion by your inaction. Inspect your plumbing regularly and contact a professional if you notice a leak or need help with inspecting the plumbing that is not easily accessible.
Ensure that recyclables are carefully rinsed. One thing you must rinse are those cans that have high levels of sugar. Be sure they are thoroughly cleaned before putting it in the garage or outside.
Having pests is annoying, and it also can be a health hazard. This is also something that you need to take care of ASAP if it is happening to you. The information you just read is what you need to get started on your search and destroy mission to eliminate the pests in your home.