Don’t Let Bugs Drive You Crazy!

Pests cause headaches for many homeowners. Just when you think you have everything in your home taken care of, the pests invade. There are many ways to get rid of pests. The piece that follows includes many ideas for effective pest control.

If you are having problems with flying insects in your home, then you need to fix your home’s screens. Not only do the windows and screens keep out pests that fly, they can also keep the ones that crawl away as well. It’s important to repair any holes in screens around your home.

Do you see any rodents entering your home? You need to look around the exterior of the house to find any cracks that animals can fit in. Fill cracks with clean scouring pads and/or place a small amount of rat poison in there. In some cases, an odor repellent such as mustard oil will work.

TIP! If you are seeing bugs, make sure to vacuum your rugs often. You are sure to grab bugs and ants throughout the house.

Avoid mosquitoes by taking away common areas they breed. Don’t allow areas of standing and stagnant water. Mosquitoes have the ability to breed anywhere a small amount of water is left.

It is important to have your home checked for pests on a regular basis. If part of your house’s support structure is underground, then your house may be subject to subterranean termites who can eat the area of house that you do not see very often. Have someone inspect any basements or crawl spaces in your home.

Are you having problems with booklice? Dispose of any food they have invaded and sterilize your counter space really well. Seal the affected food source inside a sealed, plastic bag and remove it from your home.

Heed the directions on the pesticide label. Although you might think you will get better results if you use more than the directions tell you to use, that is not the case. Usually, using more of these products just increases health risks.

TIP! If you are trying to gather all of the silverfish in your home successfully, try this trick! Take a wet newspaper and leave it out overnight. This may attract a good deal of silverfish.

Bushes should be at least about a foot from the house. A pile of brush is an inviting home for household pests. Having vegetation right up against your home is just asking to have a pest problem, no matter what else you do to keep them out.

Mice make campers or trailers their homes quite often. Try natural products to repel these pests first. There are many effective varieties to choose from. Repellents aren’t poisonous, and they do often smell nice and can keep the mice away.

If you struggle with bugs, see how you’re applying pesticides. If you only spray the exterior of your home, the pests hiding inside may be unable to escape. Be sure you have a pesticide solution for the inside as well as the outside.

Stuff steel wool into holes that pests could enter through. Even if the pests manage to chew through it, the steel wool will end up killing them. Any opening bigger than half an inch should be plugged. These animals can squeeze through extremely small openings.

TIP! If your home is susceptible to mice and/or rats, never plant trees close to the house. When trees are too close, rodents can climb them and get into your attic and roof.

You can get control of the insects and other pests invading your home. Use the expertise of the pros at your local home-improvement store. They can advise you on the appropriate pesticides to use on the particular pests that you have.

If you grow your own fruits and vegetables, protect them with an old pantyhose. Not only will this eliminate insects, it will also deter birds, rodents, and other wildlife from stealing your produce. You can keep pests off your fruits and veggies by using pantyhose.

If you keep your outdoor plants several feet away from your house, you can cut down the number of bugs coming inside your house. Tiles really work great at deterring pests from invading your home. You can leave your windows open without worrying about bugs.

One deterrent to cockroaches is a lack of food, so make sure it is all safely sealed away. All open containers need to be sealed in Tupperware of a zip-top bag. Cockroaches will stay in your home as long as they can find food. Make sure to keep all baking ingredients such as sugar and flour, safely sealed in containers.

TIP! If there are cracks and crevices around your house, be sure they are sealed as quickly as possible. These can be an open door for pests that are looking for a way into your home.

Oil of mustard helps repel any racoons trying to gain entrance to your home. Douse its living spot with oil, then determine how it got into your home in the first place. Install a bit of mesh wire so that it cannot get in to the house again.

If you are suffering from a pest problem, change out your small appliances. Ask your family, friends or neighbors if you can use an extra toaster or coffee pot and eliminate the current ones you use. Bugs love to crawl into the inside corners of appliances.

When it comes to controlling the housefly population, old fashioned ideas tend to work the best. Sticky strips and fly swatters work wonders. They also do not cause heath risks like sprays do. Sprays should be used only within the specific parameters of the instructions for the health of humans and pets.

Seal any holes around your house with caulk and steel wool to deflect rodents. A rat or mouse can collapse itself through a very small opening. Be sure to patch all nooks, crannies, holes and cracks. Keeping the rodents out is the best way to guarantee there are none around the home!

TIP! Outdoor lighting is wonderful for entertaining and to divert strangers from your home, but these lights can attract pests. Outdoor lighting consisting of orange, yellow and/or pink bulbs will not attract so many pests.

If you continue to see pests around your home even after you though you had taken care of the problem, try to discover where they may be coming from. Shopping at thrift stores is a great way to save money, but there may be unwanted pests included with your purchase. Be sure to inspect anything that enters your home.

Make sure you rinse out any containers you are recycling. Rinse soda cans and bottles carefully so the sugar does not attract pests. Be certain to rinse the soda away entirely, guaranteeing that it is clean once stored in the garage or outside the home.

Don’t waste your money on bombs for bed bugs or fleas. These two bugs are especially hard to eliminate. Bombs will likely not help. In fact, they can actually worsen the problem. It is better if you contact an exterminator because they will know the best method to eliminate them.

A carpenter ant infestation is a sign of a bigger issue. They like wood that is wet, so this would mean that there might be leaks or rotten wood inside your home. Ask an exterminator to examine your home and help you figure out how to solve the problem.

TIP! Exterior lights always attract the pests. Put the lights a bit further from your house.

There are many different ways that you can control the pests in your home. Whichever method you decide to use, be sure that it is safe for your family. The pests need to be gone, but your family needs to be safe.

Pest Away Exterminators
7233 Highway 52
Hudson, Florida 34667
(727) 863-7853

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