Once you get pests in your home it is very hard to get rid of them. It can be very expensive to deal with a widespread pest problem. The following article will give you some great strategies to help rid your home of pests.
Use a spray for outdoor perimeters to make insects avoid entering your house. Make sure you spray your home’s foundation, porches, steps, and other areas that are located near any windows and/or doors. Look for cracks that pests can use as an entrance to your home. Caulk these areas immediately so that pests have no way into your home.
New screens are a great way to keep out pests. Screens will also keep most crawling bugs out of your home. Repair any holes to prevent unwanted house guests.
Is your home infested with ants? Borax and sugar can help you eliminate them. While they are attracted to the sugar, they will be killed by the borax. To create the mixture, get a jar the size of a quart and mix one cup borax and one of sugar. Sprinkle this mixture along the baseboards of your home, as well as the foundation.
Leaks in the water system must be repaired. Moist environments attract pests. You would be surprised how far away they can be yet they know of your water drip. Don’t let your neglect be the reason you have pests. A small amount of work can remove the possibility of rats or other rodents invading the house.
Does your home’s location contain lots of mice and rats? If so and you are considering planting a few trees, then you should ensure you don’t plant them neary our home. The trees provide a climbing spot for rodents, allowing them to have easy access to your roof. Keep trees 15 feet or further away from your house.
Do you have a mice problem? Try using mint. Put in mint plants around your home foundation. This will make the mice find another home that has less aversive stimuli. Put mint leaves in the areas where you have seen mice in your home. This can repel these pesky pests, but use fresh mint leaves.
To control pest issues, make sure you regularly check out your plumbing. Keep all sinks, pipes and drains free of clogs and check for leaks. This can attract bugs like cockroaches and flies. After you have initially cleared your drains, do this on a monthly basis.
Try using some storage bins when sealing up food. Dry goods left in original containers (bags and boxes) are easy for pests to access. When you get home from the store, transfer your dry foods into containers with tight lids. You will keep your food fresher for a longer period of time and thwart pests with this method.
Not surprisingly, pests are easier to attract than to get rid of. Hopefully, you know enough to keep pest away now. If the problem is too big for you, though, don’t be afraid to call in a professional exterminator. Good luck.