Pests in the office or home may be unsanitary, annoying, or possibly hazardous. Though it can be tough and expensive to handle pests, action is necessary. Use the tips in this article to help you fight your pest problems.
Steel wool is a great way to deter mice and other critters. Steel wool will prove nearly impossible for even a rat to chew through. Seal any opening that is over a half inch in diameter. These pests are able to get through the tiniest of openings.
One way to kill hornets, bees, and wasps near your home is using hairspray. This spray contains chemicals that kill the bugs and keep new ones from coming out.
Use an outdoor perimeter spray to keep insects from entering your home. Spray the foundation, as well as steps, porches and areas near doors and windows. When you spray, make sure you thoroughly check for any cracks in your home, because pests can enter through them. Use caulk or the right kind of filler to seal these areas.
If your home has been infested by bedbugs and you believe you have totally eradicated them, be careful. Bed bugs do not have to eat for a whole year. This is the reason it is important to close off all holes in your home’s walls and floors. And bedbugs caught in these holes won’t be able to escape once they are sealed.
Bedbugs are tough to eliminate due to their ability to hide. Always seal holes if you are going to be ‘bug bombing’. This is so no bugs are just leaving the holes during the extermination process.
Do you find that you are battling ants in your home? A simple way to rid yourself of them is to mix up some borax and sugar. The sugar will attract the pest, but the borax is going to kill bugs and small rodents. Make the mixture by taking a one-quart jar and adding equal parts sugar and borax. Put some holes in the top of the lid to make it easy to sprinkle.
As stated in the introduction, a pest infestation is not only annoying, it is also a health hazard. Because of this, you should address and eliminate this problem as soon as you can. Implement some of the methods here to find and get rid of those troublesome pests today.