It is no fun to have bugs. Common household pests cause illness, loss of food supplies and general unpleasantness. Use these tips to rid your home of pests.
One way to kill hornets, bees, and wasps near your home is using hairspray. The hairspray is a double threat, as it kills the bugs while repelling others with its scent.
If you have a issue with spiders, such as the brown recluse, use some traps. These spiders live deep where poisons can’t reach. They usually look for food at night. Good places to put these traps are behind furniture and along baseboards.
A trained dog can help sniff out the termites in your home. Humans can verify that only a portion of your house is termite free. A dog with the right training is able to check about 100 percent of the house. The reason that dogs can do this is because they can smell methane gas which occurs when termites destroy wood.
Seal off any cracks or openings in your home. Use a good caulking material and be thorough. These can be an open door for pests that are looking for a way into your home. You must seal them up to keep the bugs out.
Fleas are a notoriously hard problem to solve. You can do a number of things to battle this problem, however. You need to vacuum daily, and use a flea spray. When you have finished vacuuming, put your vacuum cleaner bag inside a plastic bag, seal it and put it in the hot sun. After it’s been in the sun for a day, throw it away.
If you have rats and mice and wish to plant new trees, don’t plant them very close to the building. Rodents can easily climb trees and get into the house through attics and roofs. Plant them far from your home, about 15 feet away.
If you’ve got pets, avoid mouse or rat poison. If your pet plays with or eats a dead or sick rat, the poison can get inside it. You should also not use rat poison if you have small children. They may believe the poison pellets are candy.
Drains can be very attractive to various pests. Be sure yours are inspected and cleaned regularly, with a snake or with liquid drain cleaner. Items like debris may trigger mold and growth, which gives the pests a place to live.
Store dry food items in plastic storage containers. Many dry foods come in bags and boxes, and insects can very easily get inside of them. When you get home from the store, transfer your dry foods into containers with tight lids. You will keep your food fresher for a longer period of time and thwart pests with this method.
Now that you know some ways of getting rid of pests, make sure you use them. You do not want them to take control of your home, so take care of them immediately. By using the tips provided, you should be able to rid your home of pests in no time.