After you have a pest infestation, it can be tough to eliminate it. 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.
Vacuuming the rugs is a good pest control tip. You’ll rid your living room and kitchen of insects by sweeping them up. You should toss the bag afterwards.
Because they are so skilled at hiding, it is hard to eliminate bed bugs. Seal off escape hatches before you poison bedbugs. This prevents pest from running out from them once the extermination is done.
Is your home infested with ants? Use borax and sugar to terminate them. They are drawn to the sugar, while the borax will prove lethal. To make the mix, use a cup of each ingredient in a quart jar. Put the mixture in a jar with holes punctured into the top, then shake it over baseboards and over your home’s foundation.
As a security measure or a way to make the most of your yard, outdoor lighting is an excellent thing. Unfortunately, it also attracts lots of night insects. If you are using outdoor lighting, switch to light bulbs that are orange or yellow.
Even if the areas of your home that you usually live in show no signs of problems, check the whole home occasionally. If there is any subterranean area of your home, you may have problems with termites. Check on the crawl spaces and basement.
If you store any dry-food items, you should make sure you are using plastic storage containers. Dry goods left in original containers (bags and boxes) are easy for pests to access. After you return home from shopping, be sure to transfer dry food product into airtight containers. Use plastic to store food and you can keep it fresh and pest free.
If you find yourself facing a bee or wasp, use hairspray! Hairspray doesn’t harm you or any pets you have, but it kills the insects. Hairspray will stick onto the insects, which will prevent them from reaching food or water in your home. If a bug that can sting you flies into your house, you can use hairspray on it without getting too close to it.
In order to be successful at getting rid of a pest, it is essential that you are knowledgeable about the pest. Learn about the pest’s life cycle, food, likes and dislikes, etc. When you know a lot about a pest, you are better equipped to deal with it.
Outdoor lights can attract pests. Try and avoid putting exterior lights near any entrances to your house. Prevent bugs entering your home by making use of orange and yellow porch lights that are not as attractive to bugs.
As previously stated, it’s easier to prevent pest than eliminate them. Now, you know what it takes to control pests. If your problem has already gotten out of hand, it may be best if you went and hired an exterminator.