It can be a huge problem when pests decide to invade your home. You could hire an exterminator, but it costs a lot sometimes. You should learn to handle them on your own and save some money. This article tells you how you can do this.
Do fruit flies start coming back after you get rid of them? The issue may lie in your drain. Put some plastic over the drain to see. If you see some, the next step is to pour boiling water down it and scrub the drain thoroughly. This should prevent them from breeding in there.
Spraying hairspray on wasps, bees or other flying pest can immobilize them almost instantly. Hairsprays contain chemicals that can quickly kill a variety of pests, and the scents help to keep future pests away.
If you’re dealing with the spider known as the brown recluse, sticky traps can catch them. These spiders are poisonous and difficult to kill with pest-repellent chemicals. They tend to hunt for food overnight. Good places to put these traps are behind furniture and along baseboards.
Do not forget about getting your home tested for pests before buying. There are some easy signs of infestation, but you won’t truly know what pest hide in your insulation or underneath your home until you leave it for several days.
There are dogs trained to sniff out termites so you can know for sure whether you have them. A human that looks for termites may only be able to see if a third or so of your house is safe. A well-trained, termite sniffing dog can find all of them. Dogs cannot be beat. Dogs are attuned to odors like methane that are released when wood is eaten by termites.
As we said before, pests can be a disaster in your home. Extermination services can be costly, so it pays to learn how to handle problems yourself. Use what you’ve learned here to help you get started eliminating those pests.