Let’s face it pests at some point or another will eventually decide to invade your home. This can be a huge problem and also costly if we have to hire an exterminator. But thankfully there is help. There are things that you can do to remove unwanted pests yourself. Keep reading to learn more.
YOUR HOME CAN LOOK ITS BEST WITH HAIRSPRAY
Hairspray is great for eliminating bees and wasps. In addition to killing existing bugs, it also repels future ones.
GET OUT OF A STICKY SITUATION WITH STICKY TRAPS
Sticky traps are a great way of capturing brown recluse or any spiders or creepy crawlies for that matter. Brown recluse are poisonous and reclusive hence the name brown recluse. They hide in secluded places away from high traffic areas which can make it very difficult to reach them with chemicals. However the best time to capture these spiders is at night when they come out of hiding to search for food. Put the traps behind furniture and in hard to reach places to capture where they live.
FETCH YOURSELF SOME TERMITES
Want to know whether or not termites are in your home? Have a trained dog locate them. Don’t rely on another human being. Human inspectors are only able to detect about 33% of the termites around your home. However, trained dogs can verify that the entire home is safe. Methane is in the air and they can smell it.
DON’T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE
Bedbugs even thought they are small they can be a BIG problem. So when it comes to bedbugs don’t move too quickly, they are very resilient and can live up to a year without feeding. You may believe they are eradicated, but some may still be lurking. So make sure that you seal all holes and cracks in your floors and walls. These small holes are ideal entry points and hiding places for pests.
Standing water is a magnet for bugs and pests. Check your house for places where water may be puddling up. Pests need water to survive, they will seek it out standing water and will stay close to it. Some common sources include trays that sit under plants and leaking pipes. Pests need water to survive, so take this out of the equation.
15 FEET FOR TREES PLEASE
Pay special attention when planting trees around your home especially if you have a chronic rat or mice problem. Keep trees a good distance away from your house as this can make provide an easy way for rodents and mice to climb and enter your home using the attic or roof. At a minimum, be sure they’re 15 feet from the house.
Rinse out any containers or cans of soda or food you are recycling. You want to eliminate any food source that a mouse, rat or any pests for that matter can eat from. Do not leave soda in cans or food in containers when you put them out to recycle.
For people having problems with bugs and other pests, a solution is closer than you may think. Visit a home improvement or hardware store near you and ask for professional assistance. They are trained to know which remedies work effectively for all the different types of pests.
Prevent mosquitoes from entering your house by eliminating ways they can get in. Eliminate standing water anyplace you can. Mosquitoes are known to be in places with as little water as what is inside of a can of food.
As we said before, pests can be a disaster in your home. Unfortunately, hiring an exterminator is out of reach for most people, but you can do it on your own. Use what you’ve learned here to help you get started eliminating those pests.