Have you come across some evidence that something is getting into your pantry? Are you hearing tiny feet scampering about your home at night? If so, you may have a pest problem. You are about to be given tips to prevent pests from getting into your house.
Do you have recurring fruit flies? The source of your problem may be your drain. Make sure that you wrap your drain to the best of your ability with plastic. If you find some, pour a little boiling water down the drain and then scrub it well. This should rid your drains of fruit flies.
One way to kill hornets, bees, and wasps near your home is using hairspray. The hairspray kills the insects, and the residual odor repels new ones from emerging.
Start with the source. Pests invade a home because it contains something they need to survive. Things such as food, water and available shelter all make your home tempting to pests. Try to fill cracks, clean food sources and block entry to your house.
Find out what pest treatments are allowed in your area. Using chemicals that are banned can do you an injustice if you put your home on the market. Instead, find out what methods of pest control have been used successfully in your area.
Always keep food properly sealed. The smell of food is what ends up attracting pests into your home. Whenever your trashcan becomes full, you should immediately take it out. Scent from trash also attracts pests.
Seal off any cracks or openings in your home. Use a good caulking material and be thorough. Insects, and even small rodents, will use these cracks to get into your home, no matter how small these cracks are. They won’t be able to come in if their entrance is blocked.
While fleas are difficult creatures, some things do work to eliminate them and their eggs. First, you should vacuum every single day. Once you do this, use a flea spray. Also, throw away the bag when you are finished vacuuming to rid them for good.
Do you have a mice problem? Try using mint. Line the perimeter of your home with mint plants. When you do this, mice won’t want to live there. If mice are already a problem, you may want to place mint leaves in the areas that are affected. While this will usually do, make sure you also use the freshest mint leaves.
Now, it’s time for you to get your home cleared from the pests that have been bothering you. The preceding tips can be used to take back your home from your uninvited guests. Patience and persistence are the keys to eradicating pests and keeping them at bay.