When you own a home, there are not many things that can be more annoying than a pest invasion. There are different kinds of pest that you might run into. Pests, ranging from ants, to flies, to raccoons are just a few of them. Some pests, such as termites, can cause a lot of damage to your house. Here are a few steps you can take to eliminate these pests.
Are you getting fruit flies even after you’ve eliminated them? The issue may be your drain. Tape some plastic over it for several days to see if any fruit flies appear. If you see some, the next step is to pour boiling water down it and scrub the drain thoroughly. That should keep fruit flies from breeding there.
If your home has been infested by bedbugs and you believe you have totally eradicated them, be careful. Bed bugs do not have to eat for a whole year. For this reason, you need to make sure you seal all holes and cracks in your floors and walls. That way, if they are in your walls or outside they can not enter later.
It can be quite difficult to eliminate bedbugs because they can hide in out-of-the-way places. Before you attempt extermination, close off any holes. This will keep any of the bugs from escaping before they’re all dead.
If you are battling mice in or around your home, mint can help. Mint plants surrounding your home’s foundation helps out greatly. These plants will repel mice. If mice are already a problem, think about placing mint leaves where you’re finding them. Mint leaves effectively repel mice if they are fresh.
You don’t have to live with pests in your home if you are proactive. Go to a local store that specializes in home improvement and see if the professionals can help you eliminate pests. They know which treatments are effective at getting rid of various pests.
Be careful of using poison if you own a dog, cat or other pet. Cats and dogs that catch and eat poisoned rodents become poisoned themselves. This is not good if you have kids, either. They can think that the poison is candy.
Drains are a common place in which pests can be found. Be certain you check your drains regularly. Clean them with a snake monthly or use a liquid cleaner. If you don’t, all kinds of gunk will grow in the drain that will feed and house pests.
If you’ve found a mouse hole, try cutting some steel wool and putting that in the hole. Rodents will attempt to eat it, and will subsequently die. Mix spackle with tiny pieces of steel wool, and use this mixture to seal the holes and keep mice away!
No matter what kind of pests you have, you want to make sure you get rid of them as quickly as you can. With the advice here you’ll have much better control over any pest problems. With some effort, and maybe a little expense, you can rid your home of annoying pests.