Do you have a pest problem? Do not let pests drive you crazy. Pests can have negative effects on the quality of your life. Also, certain pests carry diseases and pose a health risk. In this article, we’ll discuss ways to deal with common pests.
Are you having recurring problems with fruit flies, even after you have eliminated them? They may be living in your sink drains. Tape some plastic over it for several days to see if any fruit flies appear. If they do, pour some boiling water down your drain and give it a good scrub. That should help you avoid breeding fruit flies.
Start from where the starting line is. A good way to deal with a household pest is to eliminate what they live on. Excess water and food are two reasons they may find your home attractive. Find and eliminate factors, such as food crumbs, leaks and unsealed entry points in the home.
To prevent insects from getting in your home, spray the outside of it with perimeter spray. Spray areas around your house, like the windows and doors, steps and the foundation. Make sure you are keeping your eyes open for any cracks. Use caulk to seal these areas.
Don’t allow pools of standing water to form near your home. Pests can literally sense standing water. Check your home thoroughly for leaking pipes, and don’t forget to empty and clean the trays under your house plants. Most pests require standing water to survive; therefore, it is important to remove any standing water.
Plant bushes several feet from your home’s exterior. A lot of insects might live there, no matter what. Having vegetation right up against your home is just asking to have a pest problem, no matter what else you do to keep them out.
Even if you don’t think you have a problem, routinely check for one. You might have termites taking over an underground area of your house that you don’t often enter. Pay particular attention to your crawl space or basement.
It can work really well to use an electronic repellent for pests in and around your home. These devices are small and can be plugged into outlets in each room. The device then emits a sound that keeps rodents at bay. While humans cannot hear the sounds, they are perfectly safe. Rodents can hear them and they will run away.
Rodents can sometimes enter a camper or trailer that you have parked outside during the winter. Some natural repellents are great at turning away different critters. Small sachets of rodent repellent are nontoxic and pleasant smelling, while preventing mice from making their way into your camper or RV.
The pest control field is a miltimillion dollar industry. Problems addressed early can be solved more easily. Review what you have read here so that you can better deal with pests. As long as you begin working on your pest problem early, expensive exterminators will not be needed. Take measures to control pests on a daily basis and you’ll enjoy a nicer home overall.