Pest control is an issue that plagues millions of homeowners every year. You may be one of them. You can end up spending an awful lot of time and money to alleviate the problem. Use the following advice to prevent pests from taking over your life.
Plug holes that mice or other pests can enter with steel wool. Even if the pests manage to chew through it, the steel wool will end up killing them. Use steel wool to clog any opening more than 1/2 inch in width. Rodents can fit through incredibly small openings.
Do fruit flies keep coming back after you get rid of them? The weak link might be your drains. To see if your drains are breeding grounds for fruit flies simply place plastic wrap over your drain. After a few days, check to see if your drains have fruit flies. If so, pour boiling water into the drains, and give them a good cleaning. This is the best way to get rid of fruit flies.
Use some hairspray to get rid of wasps, bees or hornets. Hairspray is composed of chemicals that are very effective insect killers. Also, the smell of the chemicals will repel insects, as well.
Before purchasing a home, make sure you have it professionally inspected for pests. There are some easy signs of infestation, but you won’t truly know what pest hide in your insulation or underneath your home until you leave it for several days.
Seal food that isn’t being used. Pests often have very good senses of smell, so leaving the container open can attract them by smell. Take the trash out when it’s full. Pests love the smell of trash.
As previously stated, it’s easier to prevent pest than eliminate them. We hope you have picked up some good information to rid your home of pests. If your problem has already gotten out of hand, it may be best if you went and hired an exterminator.