Being a homeowner requires you to learn much more than how to paint or clean. You must learn how to deal with any pests that invade your space. If you do not, you will find many unwanted guests and a big bill from the exterminator. Keep reading to learn how to rid your home of pests.
Do you have a recurring problem with fruit flies? The problem might be your drain. Put a bit of plastic wrap across the drain for a while to determine whether or not fruit flies appear. If you end up seeing them you should clean your drain as well as you possibly can. This will reduce the frequency of fruit flies in your home.
If you suffer from an infestation of brown recluse spiders, try using sticky traps in order to catch them. These spiders are poisonous and hard to reach using chemicals. At night, they come out to look for food. To enhance your chances of catching them, places traps behind your furniture and close to the walls.
Try using pesticides around the foundation of your home. Try spraying your foundation, porch, steps, doors, and windows. As you spray, watch for cracks that can provide entry for pests. Use caulk or the right kind of filler to seal these areas.
Do not leave any food out or unsealed and make sure that you clean up any crumbs or food scraps. Bugs, especially roaches love to get into food scraps that have been left out. Put used food in a tightly sealed container or in a baggie that bugs cannot break into.
If you live on a farm and have a problem with mice, or even rats, consider getting a couple outdoor cats to provide natural pest control. Make sure the cats have not been declawed, and have access to every part of the outdoor buildings. Make sure to provide food and water to the cats because they will still catch mice even if they are not hungry.
Before you attempt to get rid of any pests, you must identify them. Not knowing what kind of pests you’re dealing with can lead to using ineffective methods or methods that make the situation worse. By properly identifying the type of pests you’re dealing with, you can develop control measures that can get rid of them.
Prevent mosquitoes from invading your home by removing the environment that they like. You want to drain places where water sits stale. It is possible for mosquitoes to breed in very tiny areas of water, including the water that is left over from leftover food.
Around the exterior of your home, there are tiny cracks next to your pipes, in your foundation, and in your siding. These cracks may seem small, but they are big enough for the bugs to get inside your home. Use a good quality exterior caulk to seal these cracks and keep the bugs outside.
Knowing how to tend to this issue on your own will save you quite a bit of money over the years. It will also make it quicker and easier to get rid of them. You will not have to worry about strangers coming into your home to get rid of the other unwelcome pests you are dealing with.