Unhealthy living conditions can be the result of an untreated pest problem. It may be expensive to get rid of pests, but you have to do this and keep more from breeding. Use these tips to get rid of your pests.
Use an outdoor perimeter spray to keep insects from entering your home. Apply this spray on the foundation, the porch, steps and on doors and windows as well. When spraying, look for small cracks where pests can come in. Use caulk to seal these areas.
If you are having problems with flying insects in your home, then you need to fix your home’s screens. Not only do they keep out the flying pests, but they help to keep out small crawling insects as well. If there are holes in the screens, be sure to repair them to keep bugs from getting inside.
It can be hard to rid your home of bedbugs, since they can hide in many different places. Close holes before you try to exterminate them. Doing this means no bugs can come out after you have exterminated.
If you are fighting a mice problem, you should consider using mint. Plant some mint near your home’s foundation. This will keep mice from wanting to live there. If mice are already a problem, think about placing mint leaves where you’re finding them. This will repel mice in most cases, but always remember to sprinkle fresh mint leaves.
Everything you recycle needs to be rinsed. You must always rinse pop cans that often have sugar residue. Be certain to rinse the soda away entirely, guaranteeing that it is clean once stored in the garage or outside the home.
In order to help you keep the pests out, you need to take a look at your plumbing. Check drains and sinks for any clogging. There is delicious organic matter in the pipes that bugs love. When you clear your drains, be sure to check on them every month.
Have a rodent problem? If so, then start inspecting the outside of your home for any tiny openings that they could have squeezed themselves through. Fill cracks with clean scouring pads and/or place a small amount of rat poison in there. You can use a strong-smelling repellent like mustard oil to keep them at bay.
If you wish to rid yourself of mosquitoes, give them nowhere to go. Get rid of any standing water near your home. It is possible for mosquitoes to breed in very tiny areas of water, including the water that is left over from leftover food.
If you are a pet owner it is not recommended that you use poisons that kill mice and rats. If your pet finds a dead rodent and eats it, it could ingest the poison. If you have kids, this method is also not ideal. The pellets can look like candy, and your child may find them and eat them.
Recycling can attract pest. You should keep it outside. If you can’t do this, make sure to rinse everything that goes into the bins. Use sealed recycling containers to keep pests away from your trash.
If you’re battling a rat or mouse issue, remember that they eat nearly everything. You can use almost anything to bait a rodent trap. You can use spoiled food to catch mice and dispose of your bad leftovers!
If you have a cockroach problem, keep all food in sealed containers. Put open containers into zippered bags or Tupperware to seal the container completely; do not merely close the container with a clip. Cockroaches will continue to thrive if there is a ready food source. Keep all foods, including sugar and flour, in containers.
As we said before, it is hard to live with an insect issue, and it is also not healthy. For that reason, you need to address the issue right away. Apply the tips from this article to help you on your pest extermination mission.