Are you having problems with a pest infestation? Do you no longer enjoy your home as much because these critters are a nuisance? You can make these pests a thing of the past! This article has advice that will help you get rid of bugs for good.
Hairspray can be used to kill bees and other stinging insects. The spray contains chemicals that will kill bugs and scents that prevent their return.
Check your local building authority and ordinances for available options for pest control. Spraying down a locally banned chemical can backfire if you try and sell your home later. This is why it is important to know what is appropriate to use.
Are you having problems with ants around the house? Mix borax and sugar to eliminate them. The ants will be attracted to the sweet scent from the sugar, and they will be killed by the borax. Get a jar, and mix borax and sugar in equal quantities. Poke holes in the jar lid, and sprinkle the content along your house’s basboards and foundation.
Does your home’s location contain lots of mice and rats? If so and you are considering planting a few trees, then you should ensure you don’t plant them neary our home. Rodents can easily climb trees and get into the house through attics and roofs. Plant the trees at least 15 feet away from the house.
Thoroughly rinse all items you intend to recycle. One specific item that is very important to thoroughly rinse and clean is soda cans with a high amount of sugar. Be sure they are thoroughly cleaned before putting it in the garage or outside.
Electronic pest repellents can be very effective. These are placed in your home and buzz to scare rodents away. Humans will be able to hear the sound, but the noise will not hurt you. Rodents dislike the noise a lot, and won’t stay near it.
Prevent mosquitoes from entering your house by eliminating ways they can get in. Eliminate standing water anyplace you can. Mosquitoes can breed in places that have water, like food cans or anything that can hold a little water.
If you own a pet, refrain from using pesticides for mice or rats. If your pet finds a dead rodent and eats it, it could ingest the poison. In addition, poison should never be used around young children. They might think they are looking at candy.
Pests love to hide inside of the drains in your home. Be sure you clean and check them every month, either by using a snake or liquid drain cleaner. Debris and other things can cause mold to grow inside them, giving pests a great place to live.
Hairspray is surprising effective at dealing with flying insects. It is nontoxic for you and any pets that you have, but it is very effective in getting rid of these bugs. The hairspray will stick to them before they can get to water or food. Bees can be dealt with in this fashion without the risk of getting stung.
Are there cracks in your walls? As the house settles, cracks and fissures can develop. Many pests are small enough to slide through these cracks and enter your house. Inspect the ceiling too. Pests get in through tiny cracks here as well.
Your neighbors can work with you as a team to eliminate pests. You might have the same problem they are having, especially if you live in the city. It’s possible to rid your home of pests only to have those that live next door move over to your place. Get your neighbors to enjoy some teamwork while getting rid of the pests.
Attempting to eliminate silverfish from your home? Try this out! Take a wet newspaper and leave it out overnight. Folks have reported success using this method, with every last silverfish having flocked to the newspaper. In the morning, slip the damp newspaper into a plastic bag quickly. Seal it and set it in the sun for a day. Then put it in the trash.
As you can see, it is possible to permanently eliminate pests from your home. With that said, that does not mean that they have to become part of your daily life by any means. Use the above tips to get your house back. A clean home is a healthy home.