When you own a home, pests are one of the most annoying things to deal with. Pests come in many varieties. Flies, ants, and raccoons are just a few of them. Some, such as termites, can cause damage to your house. Do some of the following to get the pests out.
Once you eliminate fruit flies, do they seem to keep returning? You may be breeding them right in your home. To see if your drains are breeding grounds for fruit flies simply place plastic wrap over your drain. After a few days, check to see if your drains have fruit flies. If you do have this issue, boiling water should do the trick. This should eradicate the fruit fly problem.
One way to kill hornets or bees is to spray the insect with hairspray. These types of sprays are filled with chemical additives that can eliminate bugs on the spot, while keeping additional ones from arriving.
Don’t buy a home without having a professional exterminator examine it first. Certain signs of infestation are easy to recognize, but keep in mind that you have no way of knowing what kind of pest is hiding under the home or in the insulation until you stay in the home for a few days.
Repair all of your screens if flying insects are prevalent in your area. In addition to preventing flying insects from entering, they can also deter those who crawl. If your screens have any holes, repair them immediately.
Look around to identify pools of standing water. Many pests, including mosquitoes, are attracted to stagnant water. You should also check your plumbing for leaks. Pests require water to stay alive, so getting rid of these areas will discourage pests from living there.
Keep up with leaks around your home. Water is an attraction for a lot of pests. They are able to detect drips and leaks from a long way off. Don’t be the cause of your own infestation. Just put in some work to fix the leak, and you can prevent having to put in a lot of work to eliminate pests from your home.
That same outdoor lighting you use to keep intruders away at night, or light the path for your guests, may also be attracting pests. Outdoor lighting consisting of orange, yellow and/or pink bulbs will not attract so many pests.
You need to check out your whole house. If your home has a basement, termites may be operating in secret. You should always have any crawl spaces and your basement checked.
If you have a travel trailer or camper that is stored over winter, mice sometimes find entry and take up residence. There are natural repellents which are very effective at discouraging the unwanted guests. Small sachets of rodent repellent are nontoxic and pleasant smelling, while preventing mice from making their way into your camper or RV.
Whatever your pest problem, you will want to handle it quickly. Using these tips, you can better control them. With some effort, and maybe a little expense, you can rid your home of annoying pests.