Pest control problems are common among homeowners. The best way to combat your pest problem is to learn as much as you can about the different methods of pest control. With the right information, you can prevent pests from moving into your home in the first place.
Plug holes that mice or other pests can enter with steel wool. The metal in this is too tough for the teeth of the rodents. Fill in any space more than half an inch. Small pests can squeeze through these tiny openings.
If brown recluse spiders have invaded your home, catch them with some sticky traps. These spiders live deep where poisons can’t reach. They do come out at night to search for food. Traps along your baseboards and behind furniture will capture them.
Bedbugs are sneaky and can be hard to eliminate entirely. Seal off any holes in the bed frame and around the bed before you begin exterminating. This is so no bugs are just leaving the holes during the extermination process.
Inspect your home for standing water which may be in hidden areas. Standing water is one of the biggest attractants for pests. Make sure that you take care of any leaky pipes and standing water in your home. Pests require water to thrive, so getting rid of it will make it that much harder for pests to live in your home.
Fleas are a tough pest, but there are things you can work on to improve the situation. Vacuum your home each day, and then follow up by spraying flea spray. Be sure you get rid of the bag in your vacuum after you vacuum up the home.
Mint can keep mice away from your home. Put in mint plants around your home foundation. These plants will repel mice. If you have a rodent problem, try sprinkling mint leaves near where they’re hiding. This usually repels them, but the leaves used must be fresh.
If trees fall in the yard, clear the debris promptly. Make firewood out of the trunk and branches. If you do not have a need for this, sell it or give it to neighbors and friends. Don’t just leave the stump there. Stumps make the termites come around.
As we said before, most people have to deal with pests every now and again. Take what you have learned in this article and keep your home pest-free. Do not procrastinate. Put these tips to use today, and permanently get rid of pests.