There is no universal solution to pest control. You have to educate yourself and experiment to see what will work best for your situation. Fortunately, there is a great deal of information below that will get you where you need to be.
Begin at square-one. 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. Locate and get rid of leaks, food, and any way to get into your home.
Know your local building codes and ordinances regarding what specific treatments are available for pest control. Spraying down a locally banned chemical can backfire if you try and sell your home later. You should always do some research on pest control methods authorized in your area and not hesitate to contact local authorities if you are not sure what to do.
If you have seen a lot of brown recluse spiders, get some sticky traps. These dangerous spiders frequent dark corners that can be difficult to get to with chemical pesticides. At night they search for food. The best way to catch them is by putting traps behind furniture and along your walls.
Repair all of your screens if flying insects are prevalent in your area. Not only do the windows and screens keep out pests that fly, they can also keep the ones that crawl away as well. Fix all the gaps in screens so that bugs can’t enter.
Bedbugs are sneaky and can be hard to eliminate entirely. Prior to taking extermination efforts, be sure to seal obvious holes. This will not only trap the bed bugs from escaping back into your bed, it will also prevent them from hiding there in the future.
Is your home infested with ants? A simple way to rid yourself of them is to mix up some borax and sugar. Sugar attracts the ants, and the borax kills them. A cup of borax and a cup of sugar will do it. Poke holes in the jar lid, and sprinkle the content along your house’s basboards and foundation.
Make sure to fix all leaks in your pipes. Water is an attraction for a lot of pests. The pests might sense there is a leak from far away. Don’t cause your own pest invasion. Just put in some work to fix the leak, and you can prevent having to put in a lot of work to eliminate pests from your home.
Outdoor lighting can be nice for various reasons, but it also attracts bugs. Use light bulbs that emit a tint of orange, pink or yellow for outdoor lighting because bugs are not attracted to them.
Get rid of fallen trees in your yard. All you have to do is chop up the tree and burn it. If you do not have a use for it, you can sell it or give it to someone. However, remember to deal with the stump too. Stumps are dead, and dead wood attracts termites.
After reading this advice, you should have a better idea about pest control. Use what you have learned above to easily get rid of pests. You should be very happy once all the pests are gone.