No matter if you have rodents, bugs, or roaches, it can be hard to deal with living with bugs. It can be expensive to hire a professional exterminator. Therefore, you should be aware of easy methods for eliminating pests yourself. The piece below will help you learn to do what needs to be done.
Use steel wool to fill mouse holes. Even if the pests manage to chew through it, the steel wool will end up killing them. Fill in any space more than half an inch. Mice can easily squeeze in the tiniest cracks.
Be sure to check with local authorities before you use pesticides in your home to ensure that they are within code. Using banned chemicals can be a mistake that hurts you when you go to sell you home. Be sure to look into any type of chemical you are planning on using to make certain it’s allowed in your community, city and state.
A trained dog is a great termite-finding tool. Human inspectors only have the ability to render a verdict on 1/3 of the house. A well-trained dog will ascertain the safety of your entire home. Dogs are attuned to odors like methane that are released when wood is eaten by termites.
Seal food that isn’t being used. Pests always come when they smell food, so don’t leave things lying around to create an attractive scent. Full trash bags are another attraction, so remove these as soon as possible. Pests are attracted to garbage as well.
As mentioned at the start of this piece, any kind of pest can create real havoc in one’s house. If you know how to deal with them on your own, you can save yourself from hiring an exterminator. Put the above tips to use so that you can have a home free of pests.