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A pest infestation can be a source of stress for many people. If you don’t have knowledge on how to eliminate them, this concern can grow. Luckily, there are things that you can do to control the problem. After reading this article, you should know how to eradicate any pests in your home.

Use steel wool to fill any rodent holes. While rats and mice can chew through them, the thin metal strands are too tough to chew. All openings greater than a 1/2 inch must be stuffed. Rodents can fit through incredibly small openings.

Hairspray is a great method of killing stinging insects. The hairspray is a double threat, as it kills the bugs while repelling others with its scent.

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Look into local regulations or ordinances when deciding on methods and chemicals to consider using for pest control. Depending on the codes, spraying a chemical that has been locally banned can hurt you if you ever attempt to sell your home. Although this doesn’t happen often, this should motivate you to do some research on which methods of pest control have been approved in your area.

TIP! If you are wondering if you have termites, get a dog that can smell them. A human that looks for termites may only be able to see if a third or so of your house is safe.

Use a spray specially designed for the perimeter of your home. Spray the foundation, as well as steps, porches and areas near doors and windows. Always look for cracks around the perimeter of the house. Make sure you use caulk around these places.

It is crucial that you fix any broken screens in your home if your issue is with flying insects. Not only do they keep out the flying pests, but they help to keep out small crawling insects as well. If your screens have any holes, repair them immediately.

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TIP! It is important to keep brush and firewood at minimum a foot from your house. All sorts of insects will make their home in this brush, no matter what you do.

Hopefully now you feel confident to take on your pest problem yourself. Use the knowledge you have gained by reading this article to face your pest problem head-on. Before long, you’ll have control of your own home again and you won’t have to worry about those darn pests anymore.

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