Have you noticed any pests in your home? If so, calm down and take a deep breath. You can get this problem under control if you just educate yourself. Don’t be afraid to try to take on your pests yourself. Read the following tips on pest control as they may be very helpful.
Vacuum every rug you own to remove pests. You will sweep up pests living in the carpeting. Just make sure that you dispose of the bag whenever you finish.
Always have a new home inspected by a pest specialist. 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.
Airborne pests can be thwarted if you fix any tears or holes in screens on doors and windows. Flying pests can get through screens that are not functional. Fix all the gaps in screens so that bugs can’t enter.
Are you dealing with ants? Borax and sugar can help you eliminate them. The sugar lures the ants in with its sweet smell, while the borax kills them dead. Mix a cup of the sugar with an equal amount of the borax. Poke holes through the lid and then sprinkle the mixture around the foundation of your home and along baseboards.
Quickly remove fallen trees from your yard. You can use the trunk and branches for firewood. You can use it, sell it or just give it away. In addition, do not forget to take care of the stump. A stump is simply dead wood, which attracts termites.
Have you seen rodents in your home? Inspect your home on the outside for any small cracks. Fill any cracks you find with scouring pads, or fill them with poison. You can use a strong-smelling repellent like mustard oil to keep them at bay.
If your camper is stored in the winter months, it may become home to mice. There are natural repellents which are very effective at discouraging the unwanted guests. Small sachets of rodent repellent are nontoxic and pleasant smelling, while preventing mice from making their way into your camper or RV.
Steel wool is a great way to plug up mouse holes in your walls. The pests will attempt to eat the steel wool, and they will die as a result. Wood putty mixed with steel wool makes for a great spackle.
Your recycle garbage can attract pests. Keep it outside if you can. Ideally, rinsing everything that goes in the recycling bin would be most helpful. Seal up your recycling bins to keep pests away.
It’s time to get those unwelcome pests out of your home for good. It’s all up to you to get rid of them. With the tips found here, you should be ready to go in terms of killing off those pests.