Every homeowner knows how annoying pests can be. They invade your home at the most inconvenient of times. If pests are an issue for you, there are choices on what you can do to control them. Included in this article are tips for ways to handle pests.
Do you have a constant problem battling fruit flies? They may be living in your sink drains. Tape some plastic over it for several days to see if any fruit flies appear. Next, you may want to use boiling water to get rid of these pests by pouring it into the drain. This will reduce the frequency of fruit flies in your home.
An easy way to kill any flying bug in your home is to douse it with hairspray until it falls. There are chemicals in hairspray that kill insects immediately, but the perfume in the product also keeps other insects away.
You need to always have an inspector take a look at a house before you decide to buy it. Certain signs of infestation are easy to recognize, but keep in mind that you have no way of knowing what kind of pest is hiding under the home or in the insulation until you stay in the home for a few days.
Spray a perimeter spray around your home to keep bugs out. Spray your foundation too, as well as areas near windows and doors, steps, and porches. Look for cracks and small holes through which pests could enter your home. Use caulk to seal these areas.
If you think you may have termites, but are not certain, call in the dogs. They beat humans at sniffing termites out. Human termite inspectors cannot verify that your entire home is safe from termites. In fact, these inspectors can only claim up to one-third is safe. Trained dogs can verify your entire home’s safety. They smell for methane gas, which is a byproduct of the wood the termites are eating.
There are numerous ways to implement pest control. No matter which method you choose, you have to make sure it’s safe around your family. It is very important that you get rid of the pests and do it in a safe way.