Want some help controlling those pests? Sure you do, and there are so many tips available regarding what you can do on our own. With your family’s help, you guys will eliminate most if not all of the pest control problems in your home. Get started now with these helpful hints.
Use steel wool to plug any holes that may be an entrance way for pests, like mice. The metal in this is too tough for the teeth of the rodents. Stuff any opening that is bigger than one half inch. These critters can squeeze through very small holes.
Gather all the throw rugs you have and sweep them well in order to keep pests down. This will get rid of anything that you don’t see that may be contributing to the problem. When you are done, toss the vacuum bag in the outdoor trashcan.
Mice enjoy eating grains and cereal. This is something you have to make sure you don’t leave lying around in your kitchen. Mice will sink their teeth into almost anything! If having mice in the home is common for you, remove the food supply and place them in high cabinets and use sealed containers. They have a fantastic sense of smell, so don’t underestimate these little critters.
You can kill hornets and wasps by something most people have in their bathrooms- hairspray. Use aerosol hairspray to spray their nests effectively sealing the larvae in the nest. If you are being bothered by adult wasps,simply point and spray directly at the hornet to stop him in his tracks.
If you live in an apartment complex or multi-unit condo complex, unite with your neighbors. Anything you try to do to control pests in your own unit will be unsuccessful if all the other units in your building are infested. Get together with the residents of your building and schedule pest control for the entire building to deal with the problem.
When you place brushes around the house, keep them far from the building, about a foot away is preferred. Despite your best efforts, a variety of insects and pests will live in the bushes surrounding your home. If bushes are located too near the windows and doors of your home, the risks are great that the insects can easily get inside.
When trying to avoid having pests in your house, realize that your yard is just as important to upkeep. Don’t let trash sit around outside and make sure that there’s no puddles or stagnant water collecting anywhere. Furthermore, keep your grass trimmed and the weeds to a minimal. You don’t want your yard to be a pest playhouse.
Checking your plumbing is one way to get a hold on the pest population in your house. Make sure that all sinks and drains are unclogged, both in and around your home. This organic buildup attracts many insects. Check drains once a month to ensure they are free of clogs.
Are you ready to take action? It’s time to go to war! See, this can be fun, and it’s time to take back your home on your own two feet. It’s nice taking care of things yourself, and pest control will now be something that you have accomplished on your own.