What things have you tried to get rid of pests where you live? Carefully consider the information you’re about to read. You may not be aware of the most effective pest control methods. Continue reading and carefully consider each option presented.
Do you have a recurring issue with fruit flies? The source of your problem may be your drain. Tape a piece of plastic wrap over drains for a couple of days, and see if these pesky little flies pop up. If you do have this issue, boiling water should do the trick. Doing this should get rid of the fruit flies completely.
Get rid of pests by going to the root of the problem. When you have problems with pests, be sure you are not providing them with food. Things such as food, water and available shelter all make your home tempting to pests. Try to plug up any entrance points, get rid of excess moisture and eliminate food sources.
Outdoor perimeter sprays are great for insect prevention. Spray the foundation, as well as steps, porches and areas near doors and windows. Be sure to keep a lookout for cracks that may allow pests to enter your home. Use a caulk or sealer to plug these small areas off.
Repair all leaks in your plumbing. Pests like water and it’s how they survive. Some pests can actually sense that water is dripping from far away. Do not be the reason that you are being invaded by pests. With a bit of effort, you can avoid attracting rodents in the first place.
If you have a chronic rat or mice problem, pay special care when planting trees around your home. Keep them a good distance away from your house. Rodents can actually climb the trees and gain access to the home through the roof. A good rule is to keep trees about 15 feet or more away from your house.
Make sure you rinse your recyclables before putting them in the recycle bin. It is especially important to rinse items that contain sugar, such as soda cans. Rinse out any remaining soda before storing the cans.
Every once in a while, check the whole house, even if you do not see any problems right now. If your home has a basement, termites may be operating in secret. Have someone inspect any basements or crawl spaces in your home.
Try to block out mosquitoes from coming into your living area. Eliminate standing water anyplace you can. Mosquitoes are known to be in places with as little water as what is inside of a can of food.
If you own a recreational vehicle that you don’t use in the winter, you’ve probably noticed that mice sometimes find their way inside. There are natural repellents out there that can discourage them. Some of these repellents have a nice smell. They are not poisonous at all. They do keep mice from entering your camper, though.
Hopefully, you feel more informed about pest control. There are a lot of ways to go about it. Don’t make a home with insects. Get those bugs away from your home immediately using a strategic plan.