Do you see evidence of living things within your pantry? Have you noticed unusual scurrying sounds when the house is quiet at night? If you have, then pests might be the source of the problem. The following article will offer many tips and techniques for effective pest control.
Hairspray can be used to kill bees and other stinging insects. This spray contains chemicals that kill the bugs and keep new ones from coming out.
If you suffer from an infestation of brown recluse spiders, try using sticky traps in order to catch them. You can’t always get pesticides deep in the recesses where these spiders like to hang out. They tend to hunt for food overnight. Key areas for placing traps are behind furniture and on walls.
Bedbugs are tough to eliminate due to their ability to hide. Before you exterminate them, be sure you’re closing up all open holes. This is so no bugs are just leaving the holes during the extermination process.
Seal off any cracks or openings in your home. Use a good caulking material and be thorough. These are entry points for the pests that invade. Sealing them up will give them no way to get in.
If rats and mice have previously posed problems, avoid planting trees near the house. This makes an easy way for these rodents to climb up and enter your home using the attic or roof. Aim for a distance of 15 feet or more from your residence.
If you practice recycling, make sure to rinse out all bottles can cans. It is especially important to rinse items that contain sugar, such as soda cans. Make sure that you rinse all of the soda out so when you put it outside or in your garage it is clean.
The main living spaces in your home may look fine, but check every inch of your home for pests every once in a while. If your home has an underground component to it, you may be susceptible to subterranean termites. Check out your basement and any other underground area.
If you’re storing a camper or a travel trailer during the winter, mice can find their way in sometimes. Natural repellents exist that can keep them at bay, however. Small sachets of rodent repellent are nontoxic and pleasant smelling, while preventing mice from making their way into your camper or RV.
Research the specific kind of rodent or bug that is in your house. Learn what attracts your pests, as well as what will repel them or eradicate them. You must be adaptable to deal with a wide variety of pests.
Recycling is good for the environment, but can be bad for your pest control regimen. You should store your recycling outside the house if you can. If you cannot, then you should rinse out whatever is placed in your bin. You may also want to get recycling containers that are sealed.
Now, the pest problem is one step closer to ending. Use the information here to start taking back your home. It is going to take a bit of time, but one day soon you won’t hear scurrying in your walls, and you will be able to rest easily knowing they have gone.