Where it’s rodents, raccoons or ants, one may encounter pests trying to enter their home. Most people do not want to live with pests that can carry disease. This article has been written for people just like you.
Start from where the starting line is. Your first step is to eliminate the pests’ food source. Things such as food, water and available shelter all make your home tempting to pests. Get rid of anything the might be attracting the pests.
Do not buy a new home before getting an inspector to look at it first. Certain pests are easy to spot. But others are not so easy, and you won’t find out about them until after you bought the home. That is why you need the help of a professional before you make such a major purchase.
Outdoor perimeter sprays are great for insect prevention. Spray your foundation too, as well as areas near windows and doors, steps, and porches. While you spray, look around for crevices that pests can use as an entrance point to your home. Use caulk or another filler to seal the gaps.
There are dogs trained to sniff out termites so you can know for sure whether you have them. A human professional will only be able to give you a partial diagnosis of your home. A specially trained dog can give your home the most thorough inspection. The reason that dogs can do this is because they can smell methane gas which occurs when termites destroy wood.
When you plant bushes around your house, be sure to leave 12 inches of clearance. Many types of insects call this brush home. Placing them too close to your entry points or windows can risk having them go inside your home.
While it’s not easy getting the pests out of your home, these methods will give you a good head-start. However, nothing is going to happen if you do not try. Use these techniques to get your place cleaned of pests more quickly.