Does the thoughts of rodents running around your house give you a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach? Perhaps you even enlist the help of an exterminator only to have the problem return. Maybe you don’t wish to have that expense? Keep reading to find how to do things yourself.

Are you getting fruit flies even after you’ve eliminated them? You may have a problem with your drain. To see if your drains are breeding grounds for fruit flies simply place plastic wrap over your drain. After a few days, check to see if your drains have fruit flies. If so, put some boiling water in your drain and scrub it well. This will stop the breeding of the fruit flies.

Begin with the basics. If you are dealing with pest issues, try to determine and remove the factors which keep them thriving. One reason you may have a problem is because your house provides food, water or shelter for a pest. Get rid of anything the might be attracting the pests.

Always have new homes inspected by a trained professional. Many pest problems go undetected upon an initial inspection. Only by living in the home will the problem become apparent.

Use an outdoor perimeter spray to keep insects from entering your home. Cover your home’s foundation, porch, steps and spaces near windows and doors. When you spray, make sure you thoroughly check for any cracks in your home, because pests can enter through them. Seal up these places with fillers like caulk.

If you are having problems with flying insects in your home, then you need to fix your home’s screens. Screens will also keep most crawling bugs out of your home. If your screens have any holes, repair them immediately.

Do not leave fallen trees in your yard. Cut up all the branches and the trunk as well to use for firewood. If you do not have a use for it, you can sell it or give it to someone. Just remember to get rid of the stump as well. A stump is not alive anymore, so it could be a magnet for termites.

If you have a travel trailer or camper that is stored over winter, mice sometimes find entry and take up residence. Natural repellents exist that can keep them at bay, however. These repellants can help greatly in reducing rodent nuisances while still keeping the air fresh-smelling, without introducing poison into the environment.

Drains are a huge place for pests to reside. Service drains often, cleaning them and rinsing them with liquid, as well as snaking them. Debris and such can lead to mold, which can provide pests an ideal environment in which to thrive.

Now you ought to feel empowered. Make a plan of attack, and put it into action. You should feel empowered now to do just that. You can start getting rid of bugs around your house right away when you follow the tips presented here. There is no need to put up with them anymore.…