Controlling Pests In And Around Your Home
There is no quick-fix solution that solves every pest control problem. You need all the knowledge you can find to figure out the answers. The article below contains the information you need to know.
If you are having an issue with stink bugs, remember not to stomp or smash on them. Doing so will release a foul odor into your home. Instead, use a vacuum cleaner to suction them up. It is important, however, that you change the bag after doing so or it will begin to smell as well.
Use hairspray to kill cockroaches. If you ever have a cockroach in your home and don’t have any bug killer on hand, try using an aerosol hairspray. It allows you to keep a significant distance between yourself and the roach, while being an effective means of suffocating and killing it.
Begin at square-one. That means getting rid of what attracted the pests in the first place. Pests usually congregate in a home because it has ample available food, water or shelter. Fix any leaks, seal any cracks, and remove scraps of food that pests may eat.
You can prevent most pest infestations by keeping your home clean. Do not leave any food scrapes on your table or in the kitchen sink and make sure you tightly seal garbage bags. Get rid of your garbage on a regular basis and do not hesitate to store garbage bags in your garage until you can get rid of them.
Did you know that bugs and pests can get into your home through cracks or holes in your walls? Inspect the outside of your home for any cracks or holes. Depending on the type of material your home is made of, fill them with caulk to keep out the bugs and pests.
If you have problems with moles in your yard, set up a trap. You will know a mole is present by the raised portion of your yard that’s been tunneled under. Use a shovel to collapse a section of the tunnel (approx. 4″). Set up a mole trap over the collapsed portion and wait for the mole to tunnel through and try to fix the collapse.
Spray white vinegar in areas where you have seen an Ant trail. This acidic substance helps to erase the pheromones that ants use to guide one another to food. This solution will not rid you of your ant problem on its own, but it can keep them at bay while you apply pesticides or take other measures.
If a tree happens to fall, remove it from your property right away. Cut up the trunk and branches to use as firewood. Use it yourself, make some money off it, or give it to people for free. However, remember to deal with the stump too. Stumps are large pieces of dead wood that may attract termites.
Some of these tips may apply to you and some may not. Every situation is different. The tips you’ve just read will lessen the difficulty of ridding your home of pests. As soon as you get rid of the pests, you will be pleased with the results.