Once you get pests in your home it is very hard to get rid of them. Implementing a solution to the problem may prove costly and time-consuming. Use the advice described here to solve your pest problem before it gets any worse.
Do fruit flies start coming back after you get rid of them? The source of your problem may be your drain. Place some plastic wrap on a drain to see if small flies or other bugs appear. If they do, try pouring boiling water down it and scrubbing it thoroughly. This should rid your drains of fruit flies.
If you have a brown recluse spider infestation, control it using sticky traps. They can hide very well and they are hard to kill with pesticides. They usually look for food at night. Place some traps along your walls and behind the furniture.
Repair all of your screens if flying insects are prevalent in your area. Not only do they keep out the flying pests, but they help to keep out small crawling insects as well. If your screens have holes in them, patch them or replace them.
Locate any cracks or crevices and seal them as soon as possible. Insects, and even small rodents, will use these cracks to get into your home, no matter how small these cracks are. If you close them off, the pests won’t be able to get in.
If you are considering new tree plantings and your area attracts rodents, avoid planting these trees too close in proximity to your house. Rodents can actually climb the trees and gain access to the home through the roof. A good rule of thumb is to plant trees no less than 15 feet from the edge of your house.
You need to check out your whole house. If there is any subterranean area of your home, you may have problems with termites. Check on the crawl spaces and basement.
Try using an electronic device for pests. They are plugged into outlets and emit sounds that repel vermin. You might be able to hear these repellents, but they are not dangerous for humans and pets. Rodents will avoid this area since they don’t like the sound.
Mice and other rodents love to sleep in campers stored outside throughout the winter months. There are natural repellents which are very effective at discouraging the unwanted guests. Some of these repellents have a nice smell. They are not poisonous at all. They do keep mice from entering your camper, though.
Always take care to properly store edible items in airtight containers. Glass and plastic are both excellent storage container options. Pests can easily chew through paper or cardboard, so avoid these containers.
You might be getting bugs outside because of your lights. Try and avoid putting exterior lights near any entrances to your house. It’ll also help if you use orange or yellow lights to reduce the number of pests attracted to them.
It is obviously easier to gain pests than it is to get rid of them. Apply the knowledge you have learned from this article to assist you with your problem. If you have a bad problem, think about calling in an exterminator.