Once pests enter your house, it is not easy to eliminate them. It may cost a lot of money and a lot of time to solve your problem. Apply the advice in this piece and stem the tide of pest problems.
Use steel wool to fill up mouse holes. Although rodents can chew through many different kinds of materials, this steel wool is too tough for them. If it is more than 1/2 an inch, it should be filled up. These rodents can come through small areas.
Do fruit flies continue to invade your space after you thought you had taken care of the situation? You might have a drain issue. To test this you just need to cover your drains with something that is transparent and watch for fruit flies. If they do have fruit flies, pour boiling water down the drain to destroy them. This is the best way to get rid of fruit flies.
Start with the source. You have to cut off the pests food source to stop them from coming into your home. Things such as food, water and available shelter all make your home tempting to pests. Fix any leaks, seal any cracks, and remove scraps of food that pests may eat.
Use a spray for outdoor perimeters to make insects avoid entering your house. Spray around windows and doors, porches and steps and your foundation. While you spray, look around for crevices that pests can use as an entrance point to your home. Caulk these areas immediately so that pests have no way into your home.
It can be awfully hard to eliminate fleas, but there are a few good tips to help you get rid of both the fleas and their eggs. The first thing to do is to thoroughly vacuum everyday, than spray the area with a good flea spray. Change the bag in the vacuum cleaner immediately after sweeping the house.
Mint will repel mice and other pest as well. Put in mint plants around your home foundation. You can keep mice away this way. If mice are already a problem, you may want to place mint leaves in the areas that are affected. This will keep mice away a lot of the time, but you have to use fresh mint leaves.
As you can see by now, it’s easy to get infested and hard to remedy the problem. Hopefully, you know what you need to do to get rid of them. If your issue with pests is out of control, you may need the assistance of an exterminator.