All sorts of animals look for ways to enter homes and make it their permanent residence. Unfortunately, sharing space with these critters is not a good idea due to spread of disease and unsanitary conditions. When it’s time to stamp them out, this is the article for you.
DO you have a fruit fly issue? Your drain may be the issue. Tape some plastic over it for several days to see if any fruit flies appear. If fruit flies still appear, scrub around your drain after pouring boiling water. That should help you avoid breeding fruit flies.
Start from the beginning. If you are having pest problems, look to eliminate their source of sustenance. Pests may like your home because it provides them with shelter, food and water. Leaks, entry points, and food scraps need to all be eliminated.
To prevent insects from getting in your home, spray the outside of it with perimeter spray. Spray all around steps, porches, foundation and even windows and doors. Be sure to keep a lookout for cracks that may allow pests to enter your home. Seal such spots with caulking or other material.
When placing brushes around the home, place them at least a foot away from the building itself. Various insects use this brush as their home and there is very little you can do to stop this. If you locate the brush right next to your house, the insects will inevitably find their way inside.
If your water system has any leaks, fix them. Moist environments attract pests. They are able to spot drips from far away. Don’t let your neglect be the reason you have pests. Preventative measures can do so much.
If you have a pile of recyclables you keep each week, be sure you rinse them out. It is especially important that soda cans, which house sugar residue, get rinsed well. Ensure that the soda is properly rinsed out so that it is clean whenever you place it outside.
If you have pets, do not use poison to kill mice or rats. Cats and dogs that catch and eat poisoned rodents become poisoned themselves. In addition, poison should never be used around young children. They’ll think the pellets are candy.
Try using hairspray to kill any flying insects. It won’t harm your pets but will kill the insects. Hairspray sticks to bugs and disables them. This works on bees that make it into your home.
Scan your foundation and walls for cracks. The older a house is the more cracks you will find within the structure. Pest can enter your home through these cracks. Also, check your ceiling. Ceiling cracks can be a path for pests to enter your home.
The recycling bins in your home may be attracting pests. Any recycled materials should be kept outside of the house. If you can’t, rinse each item you put in the indoor trash can. Invest in recycling containers with airtight lids to keep pests at bay.
Getting pests out of the home can be tough, but these tips are a good place to start. Naturally, if you don’t try, there will be no result. Use the methods found herein, and get going right away.