Pests are always unwanted guests in homes. All pests must go! The best way to do this is to follow strategies others have used to successfully eliminate pests. This article details some of those strategies.
Don’t wait for a pest control problem to become an infestation; call a professional or take action on your own immediately. You might think that just because you’ve only seen one or two or that you don’t see them often there isn’t a big problem. Do something fast or you can expect big problems later.
Ask your exterminator what the risks of using their pesticides are. Everything comes with some level of risk, and some chemicals can be very dangerous for children or pets. If your exterminator is unsure you should find out before you let them proceed. It is definitely better to be safe than sorry.
An easy way to control pests around your home is to always put food in air tight containers. Bugs are attracted all kinds of human food. When you reduce the access to this food by placing in air tight containers, you will reduce the chances of having a pest control problem.
If you want to know for sure that termites are infesting your home, get a trained dog to sniff them out, not just a human. If an inspector checks your house on his own, he is only able to confirm that you are about one-third free of termites. A well-trained dog will ascertain the safety of your entire home. Methane is in the air and they can smell it.
Is your home infested with ants? Use sugar and borax to eliminate them. They are drawn to the sugar, while the borax will prove lethal. Mix a cup of the sugar with an equal amount of the borax. Poke holes in the top, and sprinkle it around baseboards and inside cabinets.
If you are having a pest control problem, look to your cabinets in your home for where the bugs are coming from. Pests love these dark and damp areas. Clean all your cabinets thoroughly once a month. When you are spraying for bugs, make sure you hit these areas with a quality pesticide.
If you have a lot of debris and overgrown plants in your yard, you are inviting pests into your home. Litter, debris, overgrown plants, and trash are all great habitats for pests. If these pests are right outside your door, it will take no time before they are inside your home and becoming a problem.
That same outdoor lighting you use to keep intruders away at night, or light the path for your guests, may also be attracting pests. Use light bulbs that emit a tint of orange, pink or yellow for outdoor lighting because bugs are not attracted to them.
It can be as easy as applying the above advice to make certain the trouble disappears. Try out some of them, and rid your building of pests. You’ll be happy you did when the job is done.