Pests, such as mice, insects and other animals, can be very difficult to get rid of once they have invaded your home. In many cases, it is easier to practice prevention rather then extermination. For some easy pest control techniques that will stop these pests from ever reaching your home, keep reading.
Do you have a problem with fruit flies? You can get rid of them with a little apple cider vinegar! Pour some vinegar into the bottom of a tall glass. Add a little bit of dish soap. Won’t be able to swim out, and will drown, though the fruit flies will swim into the glass.
Do you have ants in your home? Get rid of these insects by mixing some borax and sugar. Pour this concoction on your doorstep and all around your home. If you know where the ants come from, pour a generous quantity of borax and sugar in these areas. The ants will be drawn by the sugar but the borax will kill them.
Eliminate pests naturally. Sometimes you don’t need to resort to chemicals to control pests. Removing sources of water, shelter and food is one way to get rid of them. This is particularly effective in the case of rodents. Don’t leave food or water bowls outside, and ensure that you don’t have any holes or cracks in the exterior of your home, if you have pets.
Never try to plug their access hole if you hear bees in the walls of your home. This will trap them inside, and they will attempt to break free. Unfortunately, this means that they could come through the wall, into your home. You will have no choice at that point but to exit the premises and call a pest control specialist.
Get rid of fallen trees in your yard. Make firewood out of the trunk and branches. It can be used by you or given away. But, do not forget to get rid of the stump as well. A stump is simply dead wood, which attracts termites.
Set up a trap if you have problems with moles in your yard. You will know a mole is present by the raised portion of your yard that’s been tunneled under. Use a shovel to collapse a section of the tunnel (approx. 4″). Set up a mole trap over the collapsed portion and wait for the mole to tunnel through and try to fix the collapse.
If employing poisonous pest control traps, especially the variety designed to kill ants, be very careful. These traps contain poisoned food that ants bring to the queen who will consume it and hopefully die. The main ingredient of this poison is peanut butter which pets might enjoy, so keep them away from the traps.
You do not always have to call an exterminator when you are trying to get rid of mice. There are several methods you can use including glue traps and poison. You can repel them with specially made electronic devices that emit sounds they don’t like if you are concerned with harming the mice.
Keep it at least ten feet in distance from the outside of your home if you have a supply of firewood. Termites occasionally find and feast on firewood. While this would deprive you of firewood and mean termites in your yard, the space should buffer your home safely from infestation.
Scan your walls and foundation for cracks. The older the property is, the more likely that some structural cracking will be occurring. Any cracks can be an excellent way for pests to get inside the home. Inspect the ceiling too. Pests can even enter through small cracks there.
Bee stings are painful, and can even be fatal for some people. Make sure bees do not build a nest on or near your home. Check to make sure they are not building a nest if you notice bees near your home. Before you remove the nest, Wasp spray can be used from a distance to kill the bees.
Never leave food out longer than you need to. If you make a habit of leaving food out you will almost definitely run into a pest problem from time to time. Instead, make a habit of cleaning up after your food mess right away each time you will do a lot to keep pests away if you.
There is a clever trick to gather silverfish you see around your home. Place a wet newspaper on the floor and wait until the next day. The silverfish are attracted to the newspaper and you can get them all in one shot if you are lucky. Just grab the newspaper quickly in the morning, making sure they don’t scatter quickly. Put them in a garbage bag.
When you are using pesticides, make sure that you follow the directions that are on the label. You may think you need to use more when you really don’t have to. All you will be doing is endangering your family’s health.
It is time for you to take action and get rid of the bugs or rodents in your home. You know enough about pest control to put together an efficient strategy. With the advice you have just been provided with, you should have no issues with getting rid of pests.