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It’s hard to eliminate pests once they have invaded. Doing so can cost quite a bit of money and be an inconvenience to your life. The information in the next few paragraphs will help you take control of the problem before it gets too bad.

Check your local building authority and ordinances for available options for pest control. Using chemicals that are banned can do you an injustice if you put your home on the market. It is important to research what you can and cannot do regarding pest control.

TIP! When placing bushes around your home, be sure to place them no closer than one foot out from the home’s perimeter. Many insects will live in the brush despite your efforts.

Sticky traps are useful for catching brown recluse spiders. These spiders are poisonous; therefore, you need to eliminate them as soon as possible. Unfortunately, they often hide in small areas where chemicals are not as effective. The will come out during the night to look for food. You will be more likely to get them if you put traps behind your furniture and along walls.

Don’t buy a home without having a professional exterminator examine it first. It can be easy to spot some infestations, but those under your home on inside the walls won’t be visible until a few days have passed.

Keep water from pooling and standing stagnant around your home. Stagnant pools of water will attract pests. Fix leaky pipes and check the water trays under any houseplants. If you eliminate water sources, you will eliminate a lot of pests.

TIP! If rats and mice have previously posed problems, avoid planting trees near the house. If there are trees too close to your house, this gives rodents access to high places such as the roof from which they can enter your home.

Seal any cracks or crevices that you may have in your home right away. Insects, and even small rodents, will use these cracks to get into your home, no matter how small these cracks are. Sealing these things up gives them no place to hide.

As previously stated, it’s easier to prevent pest than eliminate them. With any luck, you now have the tools you need to prevent pests from overrunning your home. Sometimes the only solution is to call in the professionals.

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