The importance of sanitation cannot be overstated, but cleaning up after yourself is only half the battle. Ultimately, success depends on whether you can stop rodents and insects from getting into your house to begin with. While there is no single solution, implementing these strategies in tandem will help you safeguard your home against uninvited guests. Related: 10 Good Ways to Remedy Bad Smells at Home Bob Vila is the home improvement expert widely known as host of TVs This Old House, Bob Vilas Home Again, and Bob Vila. Today, Bob continues his mission to help people upgrade their homes and improve their lives with advice online at BobVila.com .
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Fitness… Fashion… Family: DIY Pest Control Tips
Simply spray around the edges of your floors, between any floorboards, and it will work lie coffee grounds to ants. Cockroaches need a spicier alternative to ward them away from the house2 tablespoons of very hot sauce (such as tabasco) mixed with a litre of water and sprayed on problem areas will see them disperse in no time. Bigger Problems Sometimes, when dealing with pests more serious than your typical house ant, the remedy requires extra creativity. Termites, while being commonly found in many houses with wooden foundations, can cause irreparable, or costly, damage to your home. To rid your home of termites, a combination of four tablespoons of grape jam, three tablespoons of cat food and a tablespoon of a low-toxicity acid and spread over problem areas or potential nesting places, so long as these are out of reach of household pets.
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