Pests can wreak havoc on your home and your sanity. Pests can come in a number of disguises. They may be insects, vermin or other nuisances. Some types, such as termites, might even have the ability to damage your house. Do some of the following to get the pests out.
Do you have an issue where fruit flies keep appearing? They may be living in your sink drains. Try taping some saran wrap over your drain for a day or two and watch if fruit flies pop up. Next, you may want to use boiling water to get rid of these pests by pouring it into the drain. This will stop the breeding of the fruit flies.
Try using pesticides around the foundation of your home. Spray around windows and doors, porches and steps and your foundation. If you see suspicious cracks that could allow pests enter your home, spray them, too! Use caulk or the right kind of filler to seal these areas.
A trained dog can help sniff out the termites in your home. If an inspector checks your house on his own, he is only able to confirm that you are about one-third free of termites. However, a dog that is properly trained is actually capable of ensuring a home’s safety one-hundred percent! When termites eat wood, they produce methane gas. That scent attracts the trained dog.
Always keep food properly sealed. Food scents are a big attraction to a lot of pests. Whenever your trashcan becomes full, you should immediately take it out. Pests love the smell of your garbage.
If you are having problems with flying insects in your home, then you need to fix your home’s screens. Not only do screens on windows and doors keep out flying pests, they also do a good job of keeping out crawling bugs as well. If your screens have holes in them, patch them or replace them.
Is your home infested with ants? Mix some sugar and some borax together. Sugar acts as an attractant, then the borax will cause them to die when they get to it. A quart jar containing a cup of sugar and a cup of borax will work. Place holes in that lid, then sprinkle it along your foundation and baseboards.
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 a basement, termites may be operating in secret. Be sure to have crawl spaces and basements inspected.
Are you finding rodents in your home? You might need to look at the outside of your home for places they may be getting in. Try putting some steel wool in the holes. Mustard oil may also work as a repellent too.
Pests love to hide inside of the drains in your home. Inspect and clean your drains on a monthly basis by either pouring some drain cleaner or using a snake through your drains. Residuals can accumulate inside a drain and build up mold, providing the pests the perfect place reside.
Your objective is to get rid of the pests quickly. By using the advice above, controlling them is possible. Just remember what you’ve just read, and before long, you’ll be living in a pest free environment.
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