Are you fed up with pests running rampant in your house? You might have even hired someone and it didn’t work! Maybe you do not want to pay for them to do it? Keep reading to find how to do things yourself.
Stuff steel wool into holes that pests could enter through. Although rodents can gnaw through a lot of different materials, they are not strong enough to chew the metal strands from steel wool. All openings greater than a 1/2 inch must be stuffed. Such animals have the ability to squeeze themselves through tiny openings.
Keep your rugs and carpet vacuumed. By doing this, you will pick up existing bugs, ants and fleas around the house. Just make sure that you dispose of the bag whenever you finish.
If you have a brown recluse spider issue, try catching them using sticky traps. These harmful spiders spend their time in hard to reach areas that are not easily accessible for chemicals. During the night they go out in search of food. Optimal places for traps include behind furniture and near walls.
Look around your house and yard for any standing water and eliminate it. Standing water is a huge attraction for pests. Make sure that you take care of any leaky pipes and standing water in your home. When you remove the water from you home, the pests will have a hard time living there.
Sealing cracks in your home is important when trying to rid your house of pests. Oftentimes, these openings can be a great entrance for pests that seek to enter your home. If you seal these spots, it will be almost impossible for invaders to enter.
Keep your plumbing clear of debris if you would like to keep pests out of your home. Be sure that no drains or sinks are clogged, in and outside your house. Organic matter forms in these drains, creating a big attraction for roaches and flies. Check cleared drains on a monthly basis.
If you find yourself facing a bee or wasp, use hairspray! Hairspray will not harm your pets, but does kill bugs effectively. Hairspray will stick onto the insects, which will prevent them from reaching food or water in your home. You can use it to kill a bee, for instance, that you don’t wish to get too near to.
Now you should feel some power. Take action, and plan your insect attack. You should feel better about controlling pests now. Take the advice you’ve learned, and start eliminating those pesky bugs from your house today. You do not have to live with them.