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Read These Tips To Learn Safe And Successful Pest Control!


When your home becomes infested with pests, you can start tearing your hair out. The pests might even appear to be doubling or tripling in numbers, regardless of your efforts. If you feel this way, the article below has pest control tips that you need to read.

Cockroaches can take over if you don't keep them under control.

Checking your plumbing is one way to get a hold on the pest population in your house. Ensure that the sinks and drains inside and around your house are free of clogs When drains become clogged, the resultant mess provides a food source for undesirable creatures, especially cockroaches, ants and flies. When you've cleared your drains, check them every month.

Mice and other Vermin:

Critter proof mesh is something that you will want to install in your attic as this can prevent squirrels or mice from entering your home. This is important as these animals can carry different types of bacteria or diseases that you will want to avoid at all costs during the year.

Rats

Use steel wool to prevent rodents from entering your home through holes in the wall. Even if the pests manage to chew through it, the steel wool will end up killing them. If it is more than 1/2 an inch, it should be filled up. Rodents can fit through incredibly small openings.

Ants

You can keep ants away from the inside of your home using a mixture of sugar and borax. Start by mixing one cup of sugar and one cup of borax into a quart jar. Then, punch some holes in that jar's lid. Sprinkle it near the baseboards inside your house and around the outside. The ants will eat the sugar and the borax will poison them.

Termites

If you would like to figure out if you have termites, have a dog with training sniff for them, instead of just a human. A human that looks for termites may only be able to see if a third or so of your house is safe. However, a dog that is properly trained is actually capable of ensuring a home's safety one-hundred percent! Trained dogs can detect methane gas that results from the eating of wood by termites.

Flies

Do you have a problem with fruit flies? You can get rid of them with a little apple cider vinegar! Pour some vinegar into the bottom of a tall glass. Add a little bit of dish soap. The fruit flies will swim into the glass, but won't be able to swim out, and will drown.

Spiders

Use sticky-paper traps to control brown recluse spiders. These dangerous spiders frequent dark corners that can be difficult to get to with chemical pesticides. They look for food at night. Keep traps near the walls and furniture to catch them.

When you are doing landscaping on your home, you want to plant any bushes or plants at least a foot away from your home. You will experience less issues with spiders and ants getting into your house this way. They will not be attracted to your home if they are further away.

Eliminating pests can be a battle. In some cases, it can take months or even years to eliminate some pests. Use the advice offered above to help you get your pest problems under control. Finally sleep in a pest-free home.

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