Do you think there might be critters in your kitchen? Have you heard sounds at night that you haven’t noticed in the past? If so, you may have a pest problem. Below is great advice that will assist you in eliminating pests that reside where you live.
When you find holes that pests can get in through, stop it up with steel wool. The steel wool makes it nearly impossible for rodents to chew through. Fill in any space more than half an inch. Remember, these pests can fit through very tiny openings.
Do fruit flies start coming back after you get rid of them? You may have a problem with your drain. Put some plastic over the drain to see. If so, pour boiling water into the drains, and give them a good cleaning. This should keep away fruit flies and stop them from breeding in that area.
One way that you are able to kill bees, wasps or hornets that live around you is to spray them with hairspray. Many chemicals inside this spray will eliminate the bugs where they’re standing and its scent will prevent any new ones from coming.
Begin at square-one. Try to keep the pest from eating, and you can starve it out. The pests came there looking for something, whether it was for food, shelter or something else. Search for and eliminate leaks, exposed food and structural damage that allows pests to enter your home.
Find out what pest treatments are allowed in your area. Using banned chemicals can affect a home sale later on. This is not typical, but you need to find out what you can use and cannot use.
If you have a issue with spiders, such as the brown recluse, use some traps. These spiders are poisonous and enjoy hiding in places that aren’t easy to get with chemicals. At night, they come out of their hiding spots so they can search for food. Add traps near the walls, behind sofas and other furniture so that you stand a good chance of trapping them.
A perimeter spray will discourage pests from getting too close to your home. Windows, doors, foundations and steps should all be treated with the product. If you see suspicious cracks that could allow pests enter your home, spray them, too! Use caulk or another filler to seal the gaps.
If you want to know for sure that termites are infesting your home, get a trained dog to sniff them out, not just a human. Human inspectors are only able to detect about 33% of the termites around your home. Trained dogs can actually check out your entire home. These dogs can pick up the scent of methane gas which is caused by termites.
Armed with this knowledge, you should be prepared to tackle any pests that come your way. The preceding tips can be used to take back your home from your uninvited guests. It may not be easy, but you can be successful.