Keeping All Of The World's Pests Out Of Your Home
Are you a pest control newbie? There are a lot of things to know about pest control and you
will learn some ways to combat it here using your own techniques. You will find that there are
quite a few ways to rid your home once and for all of these unwanted invaders.
Use steel wool to plug in openings where rodents can enter. Even though mice can chew
through quite a few things, these aren't able to be chewed with their teeth. Seal any opening
that is over a half inch in diameter. Such animals have the ability to squeeze themselves
through tiny openings.
Try using hairspray to get rid of bees, hornets, or wasps. Many chemicals inside this spray
will eliminate the bugs where they're standing and its scent will prevent any new ones from
When considering new trees for your yard, pay attention to where you place them, keeping
them away from your house. Rodents can easily find a way into your house by climbing these
trees hanging over the roof. A good rule of thumb is to plant trees no less than 15 feet from
the edge of your house.
If you are battling mice in or around your home, mint can help. Plant mint plants all along the
exterior of your home. This will make the environment inhospitable to mice. Mint leaves are a
great tool when trying to ward off mice. This can get rid of most mouse problems; just
remember to use fresh leaves.
It can be quite difficult to eliminate bedbugs because they can hide in out-of-the-way places.
Seal off escape hatches before you poison bedbugs. This is so no bugs are just leaving the
holes during the extermination process.
For people having problems with bugs and other pests, a solution is closer than you may
think. Sales associates in the home improvement store can show you the best products to
eliminate your problem. They can advise you on the appropriate pesticides to use on the
particular pests that you have.
Even if your home doesn't show any issues, check the entire thing on occasion. Underground
areas of your home may be infested with termites. Get basements and crawl spaces checked
You must figure out how a pest is entering your home. Sometimes, they may be coming
through gaps, while other times they will be coming for food. When you find the method of
entry, you can deal with the problem and keep the bugs out.
Research the specific kind of rodent or bug that is in your house. It is a good idea to see what
exactly is attracting them to your house and the best way to get rid of them. Changing your
method based on the specific pests will help you get rid of them efficiently.
If you have a rodent problem, remember that they will eat just about anything. Peanut butter,
cheese, meat, jelly, etc. can all work in a trap. You can get rid of food that has gone bad by
using it to bait the traps as well.
Hopefully now you feel confident to take on your pest problem yourself. Wage war against
them today by using what you have learned here.