Are you finding telltale signs that a critter is raiding your cabinets at night? Do you hear shuffling in the walls while you sleep? If so, you may have a pest problem. The following article will offer many tips and techniques for effective pest control.
Are you having recurring problems with fruit flies, even after you have 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 do see them, some boiling hot water poured into the drain and a brisk scrub should eliminate them once and for all. This will help you keep the flies from breeding.
Never buy a house without having it inspected for bugs first. You might be able to spot some signs of pest damage, but it is hard to recognize which type of pest you are dealing with until you actually spot some bugs or rodents into the home.
Use an outside perimeter spray to prevent indoor insects. Make sure to spray the foundation along with areas around windows and doors. Keep your eyes open for cracks around the exterior of the home. Use caulk or another filler to seal the gaps.
Make sure any food you store is tightly sealed. Pests are very attracted to the smell of food, so avoid baiting them. You need to take out the garbage if it is full. Both insects, critters and rodents alike find it hard to resist the smell of garbage.
If you’ve got crevices and cracks in your house, seal them off right way. Often, pests use these little holes to get into your house. The best fix for this is to seal these entrances off so they can not re-enter.
If you keep pets, it’s not wise to use mouse or rat poison. Even if you do not think they will get into the poison they might eat a rat that has poison in it. Also, you will want to avoid this if you have babies or young children around the house. They’ll think the pellets are candy.
Pests love to hide inside of the drains in your home. Service drains often, cleaning them and rinsing them with liquid, as well as snaking them. Debris and other things may encourage the growth of mold, providing a nice space for bugs to live.
Try killing flying insects in your home with hairspray. This is entirely safe for you as well as any pets, but works to eliminate the insects. The hairspray leaves a sticky film on the bugs, preventing them to get water or food. This works well on bees, especially when you don’t want to approach them.
Look for wall and foundation cracks. Cracks naturally surface over time in every house. These cracks can serve as entry points for pests. Pay close attention to your ceiling. Pests reside in small cracks within the ceiling at times.
Now, the pest problem is one step closer to ending. Take what you have learned and evict the pests from your home. It may take some time, but soon you will not hear a single scurry in your ceiling above, and you will be able to sleep well.