Eliminating pests requires a lot of hard work. You can end up spending an awful lot of time and money to alleviate the problem. Apply the advice in this piece and stem the tide of pest problems.
Stuff steel wool into holes that pests could enter through. Even though mice can chew through quite a few things, these aren’t able to be chewed with their teeth. If you have any half-inch openings or larger in your home, you should stuff them with this steel wool. The pests can enter your home through very small openings.
An easy way to kill any flying bug in your home is to douse it with hairspray until it falls. Hairspray has a lot of chemicals that can kill the insects, and the residual smell will keep new bugs from invading the same spot.
Begin with the basics. Pests invade a home because it contains something they need to survive. Your home is providing what the pests need; you need to work to eradicate that. Try to fill cracks, clean food sources and block entry to your house.
A dog trained to sniff for termites is the best method for checking for an infestation around the house. 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. They smell for the methane gas that is a byproduct of termites eating wood.
When you place brushes around the house, keep them far from the building, about a foot away is preferred. Despite your best efforts, a variety of insects and pests will live in the bushes surrounding your home. Placing them too close to your entry points or windows can risk having them go inside your home.
Clearly, it’s a lot easier for pests to invade your home than for you to get rid of them. This article, however, is your first step in changing things for the better. An out of hand problem is going to require an exterminator.