Pest control is a topic that most people must become familiar at one point or another due to an unexpected infestation. Information is the key to managing the thorny dilemma common pests can pose. Apply the advice that follows and prepare to be victorious when confronting pests within your own home.
Do you have a fruit fly problem? You may have to check your drain for consistency. Source which drain is of particular concern for the fruit flies and place a piece of plastic wrap over it to see if they appear there. If you see some fruit flies, boil some water and pour it down the drain or use a drain cleaner. This should keep away fruit flies and stop them from breeding in that area.
Ask your exterminator to use the most effective methods first. Many exterminators assume that you rather give the less potent methods a try first, in order to save money, but they very rarely work. You might as well just use the most effective method so that it is done and over with.
Prevent bugs from coming into your house by using a perimeter spray designed for outdoors. Spray around the foundation, porches, steps and anything near a door or a window. Keep your eyes open for cracks around the exterior of the home. Seal such spots with caulking or other material.
Before you attempt to get rid of any pests, you must identify them. Not knowing what kind of pests you’re dealing with can lead to using ineffective methods or methods that make the situation worse. By properly identifying the type of pests you’re dealing with, you can develop control measures that can get rid of them.
If you have rats and mice and wish to plant new trees, don’t plant them very close to the building. This makes an easy way for these rodents to climb up and enter your home using the attic or roof. Therefore, you should plant trees a minimum of 15 feet away.
If you are trying to get rid of mice, mint may help. Just plant mint all around your foundation. The unpleasant smell will prevent them from entering your home. Try sprinkling some leaves where the mice live. This usually repels mice, but you must always use fresh mint leaves.
Did you see some carpenter ants in your home? These ants are usually attracted by damp wood. There might be a leak somewhere in your home. Call a plumber and have your plumbing system entirely inspected. Once the leak is fixed, focus on eradicating the carpenter ants with some borax or a similar product.
Make sure your home’s roof and water sills are draining properly. Standing water can lead to pests. If you’ve got puddles forming that just won’t go away, look to the root cause and fix it. Sometimes it’s as easy as cleaning out a gutter. Otherwise, you may get more unwanted visitors than you bargained for.
Just about everyone has had to deal with pest control at some time in their life. The best way to handle the inconvenience and alarm that common pests can cause is to learn everything you can about eradication and control methods. With any luck, this article has allowed you to do just that.…