Distress. Frustration. Both of these words aptly describe the feelings you experience when you find out that you are sharing your home with pests. Failing to act can cause the problem to become worse. Fortunately, the information presented here will give you a good start. Keep reading in order to find out what you can do.
Vacuuming the rugs and carpets within the home is a great secret for reducing the pest problems. You will sweep up pests living in the carpeting. Dispose of the bag when done.
Crevices and cracks inside your home are perfect places for bugs. These are entry points for the pests that invade. Eliminating the crevice can create a barrier between your home and the pests.
Are their cockroaches in your home? The best way to kill these creatures is to sprinkle borax in places where cockroaches hide. Put all your food away and leave a few scraps to attract the cockroaches to a certain area sprinkled with borax, such as a cupboard or a crack where they hide.
Make your own inexpensive ant traps using boric acid and sweet liquid. Mix a couple of tablespoons of boric acid powder into a cup of honey, molasses, or simple syrup. Pour the mixture into bottle caps or shallow plastic lids. Place these traps in areas where you have seen ants, but keep them out of the reach of children and pets.
Never leave food out longer than you need to. If you make a habit of leaving food out you will almost definitely run into a pest problem from time to time. If you, instead, make a habit of cleaning up after your food mess right away each time you will do a lot to keep pests away.
If you’re using mulch, don’t mulch all the way to the side of your home. Leave a gap about half a foot in length between the mulch and your outdoor wall. This will give you (or any exterminator) a better ability to see if any pests (like termites) are crawling from the mulch onto your outdoor wall.
Increase the frequency that you take the garbage out during the course of the year. Sometimes, you may not take the garbage out enough, which can cause odors that can attract pests. Instead of bringing the garbage out once per week, you can take it out once every two or three days.
If you’ve got a camper or travel trailer that’s stored in the wintertime, mice may get inside to live in it. There are natural repellents which are very effective at discouraging the unwanted guests. Small repellent bags smell great and aren’t poisonous, and they’ll shun away mice.
If you live in a home that has pests in it, make sure that you call and exterminator before you move to a new home. Many people fail to do this and they end up carrying bugs with them to their new places. This means you will have the same issue all over again in a new place.
You should now be prepared to address the pests you have spotted inside your house. It is time to quit worrying about the problem. It is now time to act and solve the issue. Soon, you will be living pest free and enjoying your home again.