Anyone with a home knows how upsetting it can be to have pests. Common household pests cause illness, loss of food supplies and general unpleasantness. Do whatever it takes to control pests and put these tips to good use.
Plug up holes that pests, like mice, can get into with steel wool. Although rodents can chew through many different kinds of materials, this steel wool is too tough for them. Openings measuring more than 1/2 an inch need stuffing. The pests can enter your home through very small openings.
Spraying bees, wasps, and hornets with hairspray can be a good way to kill them. The spray contains chemicals that will kill bugs and scents that prevent their return.
If you find a lot of flying bugs or even bats inside your home, check the screens on your windows. Screens will also keep most crawling bugs out of your home. If your screens have holes in them, then you should immediately repair them so that you prevent any kind of bugs from entering.
Fleas are a tough pest, but there are things you can work on to improve the situation. The first thing to do is to thoroughly vacuum everyday, than spray the area with a good flea spray. Don’t forget to throw the vacuum bag in the trash outside when you’re done vacuuming.
You don’t have to live with pests in your home if you are proactive. Try using the home improvement store as a resource and speak with the workers there. They know which treatments are effective at getting rid of various pests.
No matter whether you can see signs of infestation or not, have the entire residence examined anyway. If your home has a basement that goes underground, then termites can slowly eat away your home without you realizing it. Be sure to have crawl spaces and basements inspected.
You should not use poison if you own a pet. If your pet plays with or eats a dead or sick rat, the poison can get inside it. Poison and other dangerous chemicals are a problem if you have young children. They may believe the poison pellets are candy.
You can fill up mouse holes with steel wool to prevent mice from being able to get back in. The rodents will eat the wool that’s steel and this can kill them. Spackle your holes with wood putty mixed with small bits of steel wool to help keep rodents out.
To keep pests out of your edibles, store them properly. Plastic and glass are usually the best types of containers to use. Just make sure they have lids that seal properly. Do not store your food items in cardboard boxes because pests can easily enter into these.
In order to keep pests out of your home, you need to find out how they are coming in. For example, maybe spiders are getting into your home through a small space in a window, or maybe one of your pets is bringing the pests inside. If you know where they are coming from, you have found the source and can cut it off.
Now that you have learned some pest control methods, it is time that you try a few. Pests are not fun to have so it’s important to remove them as soon as possible. Make use of the tips you’ve just read, and you can hopefully eliminate them from your home for good.