Just because there are pest control experts, doesn’t mean that you can’t try to take things into your own hands. This article has ways to manage pests, even if you need to call an expert. Continue to read to learn more.
You should vacuum your rugs and carpets at least once a week. You are sure to grab bugs and ants throughout the house. Toss the bag when you are finished.
Ask your exterminator to use the most effective methods first. Many exterminators assume that you rather give the less potent methods a try first, in order to save money, but they very rarely work. You might as well just use the most effective method so that it is done and over with.
Eliminate pests naturally. Sometimes you don’t need to resort to chemicals to control pests. Removing sources of water, food and shelter is one way to get rid of them. This is particularly effective in the case of rodents. If you have pets, don’t leave food or water bowls outside, and ensure that you don’t have any holes or cracks in the exterior of your home.
Do you have a lot of ants around? Use sugar and borax to eliminate them. Sugar attracts them while the borax kills them. To make the mix, use a cup of each ingredient in a quart jar. Put some holes in the top of the lid to make it easy to sprinkle.
Check to see that all of your food is airtight and sealed efficiently. If food is not sealed properly, it will give off an odor, which will attract a wide range of insects. This could lead to an infestation, which can cost you a lot of time and money in the long run.
If you hear bees in the walls of your home, never try to plug their access hole. This will trap them inside, and they will attempt to break free. Unfortunately, this means that they could come through the wall, into your home. You will have no choice at that point but to exit the premises and call a pest control specialist.
Laundry detergent is a great tool for preventing ants from entering your home. They strongly dislike the smell of the chemicals used in detergent. Use this by putting the detergent in a spry bottle and using it all long the entrances to your doors and any other place ants could enter.
Try to block out mosquitoes from coming into your living area. Make sure to get rid of any standing water. Mosquitoes have been proven to breed in spots of water as tiny as what is left in a discarded food can with water still inside of it.
Remove dead trees and shrubbery. If you let these dead plants just sit around, you are begging for pests to hang out around your home. Instead, be proactive and remove them the minute you can. If it’s not a full tree, but simply a few branches, cut them off immediately.
By applying the knowledge from this piece, you can make great strides in your pest control issue. Use what you have learned to make a plan and tackle the problem. Once you have gotten rid of them, you will be much happier.