All homeowners will eventually be forced face unpleasant pest problems. To keep pests out of your home, it’s important to know how to handle the problem. You will be able to protect your home from bugs and rodents once you know more about pest control.
If you’re dealing with the spider known as the brown recluse, sticky traps can catch them. Such poisonous specimens hide easily and can be tough to kill with chemicals. They do come out at night to search for food. Traps along your baseboards and behind furniture will capture them.
Keep pests out of your home by using a perimeter spray outside. Try spraying your foundation, porch, steps, doors, and windows. Always spray the pesticides in the cracks that you see. Use caulk or some other filling product to seal these areas.
Properly store food to help deter pests. Many kinds of pests are attracted to the scent of food, so do not give them anything to be drawn to. Whenever your trashcan becomes full, you should immediately take it out. Both insects, critters and rodents alike find it hard to resist the smell of garbage.
People that struggle with flying bugs must repair the screens inside their homes. The windows and screens keep out both flying and crawling bugs. Holes that are in your screens are an open invitation to let bugs into your home.
Is your home infested with ants? Mix some sugar and some borax together. The sugar will attract your pests while the borax kills them. Just make a half-and-half mixture of sugar and borax in a one-quart jar. Poke holes in the top, and sprinkle it around baseboards and inside cabinets.
If there are cracks and crevices around your house, be sure they are sealed as quickly as possible. These are one of the most common entry points for bugs into a home. They fit between even the tiniest cracks. By sealing up openings, you can prevent pests from having the ability to come in.
Thoroughly rinse all items you intend to recycle. It’s especially important to rinse out soda cans, as they have tons of sugar on and in them. Be sure they are thoroughly cleaned before putting it in the garage or outside.
Even if you don’t think you have a problem, routinely check for one. Termites may rear their ugly heads in the underground areas of your home. Make sure crawl spaces and basements are inspected thoroughly.
Are you the owner of a camper or travel trailer? If so, this is a prime target for rodents. There are natural repellents out there that can discourage them. Smaller bags of repellent can smell good and do not have a poisonous effect, yet can keep mice away.
If you are having problems with pests, research the type of pest that is invading your home. Make a list of things that are toxic or unpleasant to these animals and find out what attracts them. You must be adaptable to deal with a wide variety of pests.
As was mentioned earlier, nearly all homeowners must deal with pest issues at one point or another. Apply the tips you just read if you find bugs or rodents in your home. Be proactive so an infestation never begins.