Are you tired of the pests that are running around your home? Perhaps you have a routine pest control service, but it no longer seems effective. Maybe you’d rather not deal with that expense. Read the tips located below in order to permanently get rid of these pests.
If you have any damage on wood, you might have termites. If the rings have been affected, then termites are not damaging the wood. That’s because termites will not consume the rings of the wood. Instead, they consume the soft parts. If they are still there, termites are present!
Picking up some cheap caulk can really help you control your pest problems. Foggers and sprays will not get deep enough into walls and behind the cabinets where these bugs hide and live. Try caulking sinks areas, pipes and molding near the floor, as insects can infiltrate these places.
Here is a trick you may want to try to successfully gather up all the silverfish present in your home. Wet some newspaper and let it sit out overnight. Silverfish tend to congregate in the damp newspaper. Many people have found this tip helpful. In the morning, slip the damp newspaper into a plastic bag quickly. Seal it and set it in the sun for a day. Then put it in the trash.
As is the case with all bugs, flour moths love to devour your food. To keep them off your property, there has to be no food source available to them. Seal up everything you eat tightly, even pasta and sugar, so that you can rid yourself of the pest problem you may have.
When you see spiders living in your house, remember that they are there to prey on other bugs. Regularly vacuum and dust to reduce the chance of a problem. You’ll see fewer spiders as you start to get rid of the insects they feed on in your home.
Occasionally, you will see that ants will set up shop in your kitchen. Ants hate cloves, and therefore sprinkling cloves near food storage areas can keep ants at bay. Sprinkle cloves around the home’s exterior to keep ants from entering to begin with.
Even though getting rid of pests should be your priority, be careful not to endanger the health of your family by using toxic chemicals. If bugs do not die right away, they will spread the harmful chemicals everywhere in your home and your children or pets might be exposed to it.
Hairspray can be used to kill flying insects. Hairspray is safe for you and your pets, but not for flying insects. The hairspray will stick to them before they can get to water or food. Hairspray is a great tool to use to kill bees that make their way into your home.
To prevent insects from getting in your home, spray the outside of it with perimeter spray. Make sure you spray your home’s foundation, porches, steps, and other areas that are located near any windows and/or doors. Watch for cracks as you spray. Seal such spots with caulking or other material.
For flea or bed bug problems, do not bother with bug bombs. Bombs can actually make it worse since these are two completely different bugs. In this situation, the best solution will be to contact a professional and allow them to handle the job.
Combat wasp nests and bee hives at night. It’s possible for homeowners to remove these hives and nests on their own with a spray foam that can be bought from their local hardware store. You can spray the foam from far away so that you can safely kill the insects. The best thing to do is to spray the beehive after sunset when bees are less active. Then check it a few days later and respray if necessary. Wait until all the insects are dead before removing the hive.
As a security measure or a way to make the most of your yard, outdoor lighting is an excellent thing. Unfortunately, it also attracts lots of night insects. Use pink, orange or yellow bulbs outdoors, as these colors are less attractive to insects.
Recycling can attract pests. Keep it outside if you can. Ideally, rinsing everything that goes in the recycling bin would be most helpful. You may also want to get recycling containers that are sealed.
If you believe termites may have caused wood damage, look at the wood’s rings. If they are damaged, termites are not the problem. Termites only feast on the soft wood. If you find that the rings are untouched, termites just might be your problem.
If you wish to keep away pests from the food you have, keep it stored properly. Glass or plastic containers are ideal, but they need a lid with a tight seal. Do not store your food items in cardboard boxes because pests can easily enter into these.
If you’ve got bees near your place, you would be better off calling a pro. There are a variety of bees, some much more dangerous than others, and it can be hard to tell what you are dealing with.
Use your hairspray to kill flying pests. Perfume can also be used, but avoid getting it into your eyes. These products are flammable; be wary around flames. If you lack bug spray, give this a try.
Do fruit flies keep coming back after you get rid of them? You may be breeding them right in your home. Place some plastic wrap on a drain to see if small flies or other bugs appear. Next, you may want to use boiling water to get rid of these pests by pouring it into the drain. This should rid your drains of fruit flies.
Whereas alcohol might be fun for entertainment, it’s also good for pest control! There are a variety of applications that you can use alcohol for. Pour beer in your garden to help get rid of slugs and snails. Also, you may want to place some Vaseline along the can’s lip; this will attract the pests, trapping them in.
An electronic pest repellent is an effective option. Simply put one in an electric outlet in every room. It makes a soft buzzing noise that keeps rodents away. You may not be able to hear it and it will not hurt you or your pets. Rodents will leave the area of the noise, since they do not like it.
Keep flowers at a distance from your home’s entrance. If you can, put some tiles around your foundation. If you have no concerns about flying insects, you can open your windows whenever you like.
If you have a professional install stations to bait mice, make sure you find out where they are placed. Dogs cannot get near the bait stations. Pets can become extremely ill or even die from the bait used in these stations.
It is a good idea to keep your sleeping environment as dust-free as possible. Be sure to wash linens daily, especially the pillow. Try buying a protective cover for dust mites to use on pillows, even if you do not sleep on them all.
Now you should feel some power. Be proactive! Create a plan of action against bugs! You should now be ready and able! Utilize all you’ve learned, and begin crafting a plan for getting rid of pests. You don’t need to deal with them anymore.
Pest Away Exterminators
7233 Highway 52,
Hudson, FL 34667