Has evidence of an infestation presented itself? Do you listen to scurrying during the night when trying to sleep? These are all signs that you have an uninvited visitor. Read on for some great pest-control advice.
One way to kill hornets or bees is to spray the insect with hairspray. Not only will this spray kill bugs on contact, but the smell will also deter others from coming.
Begin at the beginning. You have to cut off the pests food source to stop them from coming into your home. One reason you may have a problem is because your house provides food, water or shelter for a pest. Leaks, scraps of food and easy access are a pest’s best friends; make it harder for them to survive.
Your water system needs to be free of leaks. Moist environments attract pests. They are able to spot drips from far away. Don’t allow pests to invade your home because of a leak you can easily fix. A little work on your home will ensure that they will not enter.
In order to help you keep the pests out, you need to take a look at your plumbing. Keep all of your drains clean and running smoothly in all parts of your house. Organic matter may build up in them and make a great meal for roaches and flies. Whenever you clean out your drains, you should make sure that you check them on a monthly basis.
Get rid of fallen trees in your yard. All you have to do is chop up the tree and burn it. You can sell it, use it, or give it away. In addition, do not forget to take care of the stump. Stumps are just dead pieces of wood, and these attract termites.
Do you have mice or other rodents in your house? You need to look around the exterior of the house to find any cracks that animals can fit in. Fill any cracks you find with scouring pads, or fill them with poison. In some cases, an odor repellent such as mustard oil will work.
Keep mosquitoes away from your home by giving them no place to go. Drain any place where water just stands. Studies have shown that mosquitoes breed in very small areas of water, such as water left in discarded food cans.
If you’ve got a camper or travel trailer that’s stored in the wintertime, mice may get inside to live in it. You can effectively keep these pests away by using natural repellents. Repellents aren’t poisonous, and they do often smell nice and can keep the mice away.
Pests love hanging out in drains. Make sure you check and clean them monthly, either by running a snake through the drain or else simply by pouring some liquid cleaner down them to flush them out. Mold and debris can provide pests with an attractive environment.
By following this advice, you will be able to rid your home of pests and sleep well once again. Make use of the advice you’ve just read in order to regain control of your home. It might not happen overnight, but in time, you will be rid of the noises and pests.