Once you have a pest problem, it can be very difficult to return things to normal. It may cost a lot of money and a lot of time to solve your problem. Apply the advice in this piece and stem the tide of pest problems.
Try vacuuming every single rug in your home. Vacuuming picks up ants, bugs, cockroaches and other insects that are living inside your home. When you are done, toss the vacuum bag in the outdoor trashcan.
Begin with the basics. If you have trouble with pests, figure out what they’re eating. One reason you may have a problem is because your house provides food, water or shelter for a pest. Be sure to close off points of entrance and keep food scraps cleaned up. Eliminate water leaks under the house.
Use an outside perimeter spray to prevent indoor insects. Apply it to the steps, foundation and around windows and doors. Be sure to keep a lookout for cracks that may allow pests to enter your home. Seal up these areas using caulk.
Find out if you have any stagnant water laying around. Pests are very attracted to standing water. Check for pipes that are leaking and trays you use for plants. When you remove the water from you home, the pests will have a hard time living there.
Fleas are a tough pest to abolish, but there are many ways to help do this. The first step to effectively ridding your home of fleas is to vacuum daily, then spray with an effective flea spray. Don’t forget to throw out the vacuum bag outside.
Outdoor lights can be great, but they can also attract lots of pests. However, if you require outdoor lighting, then use pink, orange, or yellow bulbs because pests aren’t as attracted to these particular colors.
You need to check your whole house, even if many areas usually don’t show signs of pests. If part of your house’s support structure is underground, then your house may be subject to subterranean termites who can eat the area of house that you do not see very often. Pay particular attention to your crawl space or basement.
An effective solution for pest control is an electronic pest repellant. They are plugged into outlets and emit sounds that repel vermin. You might be able to hear these repellents, but they are not dangerous for humans and pets. Rodents dislike the noise a lot, and won’t stay near it.
If you find mice holes in the floors or walls, cut some steel wool, then place it inside these holes. The steel wool will end up killing the mice because they will attempt to eat their way through it. A more permanent fix is to mix spackle and steel wool to fill these holes.
Getting rid of pests is a lot of work but you need to take action as soon as possible. Now, you are armed with the advice you need. If the problem is major, you may need a professional.