Pests around the house cause hazards and unsanitary conditions. They are also just annoying. While eliminating your pest problem can be expensive and difficult, it is important that you take steps towards controlling the pest population. Keep this advice in mind and get rid of pests for good.
Get rid of pests by going to the root of the problem. You have to cut off the pests food source to stop them from coming into your home. Pests usually congregate in a home because it has ample available food, water or shelter. Try to fill cracks, clean food sources and block entry to your house.
Keep pests out of your home by using a perimeter spray outside. Spray around the foundation, porches, steps and anything near a door or a window. Always spray the pesticides in the cracks that you see. You should then seal off these places with caulk or whatever filler you prefer.
Plant bushes several feet from your home’s exterior. This can be a meeting ground for insects that you do not want in your home. Putting brush near your windows and other entry areas will increase the chances of you getting pests.
Seal all of the cracks that are in your home to control pests. Often, pests use these little holes to get into your house. If you close them off, the pests won’t be able to get in.
Plant new trees farther away from your home to cut down on rats and mice in your house. Rodents can climb up them and go into your house by way of the attic. At a minimum, be sure they’re 15 feet from the house.
Having some outdoor lights is great for entertainment purposes, or to keep away strangers, but it’s also seen as a fantastic way to keep pests around. If you really need outdoor lighting, choose the color of the light carefully. Pink, orange and yellow lights attract the fewest pests.
Do you have rodents entering your house? Always look at your home’s exterior to find small cracks and openings. If you find any cracks fill them up with steel wool pads or poison. You can use a strong-smelling repellent like mustard oil to keep them at bay.
Try to block out mosquitoes from coming into your living area. Drain any water that’s just standing around. It is possible for mosquitoes to breed in very tiny areas of water, including the water that is left over from leftover food.
If you live with pets, steer clear of rodent poisons. Even if you do not think they will get into the poison they might eat a rat that has poison in it. Also, you will want to avoid this if you have babies or young children around the house. Kids may think the pellet is candy.
As mentioned before, pest infestations are troubling and dangerous. Since this is the case, this problem is something that you must take on as soon as possible. Use the methods above to help locate, control and eliminate any pest issues.