Dec 252015
 

Do not let your pest control problem cause you too much stress. There are dozens of different pests that will quickly exploit any opening into your home. Pests can still enter your home even if you keep the door closed and clean regularly. Read on for some effective ways to protect your living space from unwanted invaders.

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. Trained termite sniffing dogs can check your home out completely. The smell of methane gas is the actual byproduct of the termites eating your wood.

TIP! You can put steel wool in the holes to keep rodents away. While rats and mice can chew through them, the thin metal strands are too tough to chew.

If you are prone to mice and rats and are thinking about planting new trees, do not place them too close to your home. Rodents can enter your home more easily if they can climb a tree and drop onto your roof. A good rule of thumb is to plant trees no less than 15 feet from the edge of your house.

If you recycle each week, make sure that the recycles are rinsed efficiently. One of the most important items to rinse is soda cans that contain a lot of sugar. Rinse out any remaining soda before storing the cans.

Outdoor Lighting

TIP! An easy way to kill any flying bug in your home is to douse it with hairspray until it falls. Not only will this spray kill bugs on contact, but the smell will also deter others from coming.

Outdoor lighting is wonderful for entertaining and to divert strangers from your home, but these lights can attract pests. If you must have outdoor lighting, try using bulbs that are pink, yellow or orange in tint, as these tend to attract pests much less.

The article you just read will help you remove common pests from your home. You can feel sure that you are not the only one dealing with these problems. It doesn’t matter your location, it is likely that pests will encounter your home at some point in time. Keep these tips in mind to get rid of pests for good.

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