Household pests are one of the biggest headaches for anyone, whether the home is rented or owned. If the pest problem is not addressed early, it can fester into a bigger problem. This article will give you some helpful advice on how you can solve the most common pest problems effectively.
Use steel wool to fill any rodent holes. 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 slip through very small openings.
Take some time to consider the problem. If you have trouble with pests, figure out what they’re eating. Your home is providing what the pests need; you need to work to eradicate that. Look for and eliminate any leaks, food scraps, and entry points into your home.
You can kill hornets and wasps by something most people have in their bathrooms- hairspray. Use aerosol hairspray to spray their nests effectively sealing the larvae in the nest. If you are being bothered by adult wasps,simply point and spray directly at the hornet to stop him in his tracks.
Mint can keep mice away from your home. Just plant mint all around your foundation. When you do this, mice won’t want to live there. Put mint leaves in the areas where you have seen mice in your home. While this will usually do, make sure the mint leaves are fresh.
If you struggle with pests, then your solution could be easier than you realize. Your home improvement store will have professionals on hand who can help you figure out how to get rid of the pests. They can advise you on the appropriate pesticides to use on the particular pests that you have.
If you see that there is a sudden infestation of bugs in and around your home, look around for trash that may have been left out. Bugs, insects and animals will run to this, as cleaning this mess up can get rid of your issue effectively, saving you time and money.
If you’re using mulch, don’t mulch all the way to the side of your home. Leave a gap about half a foot in length between the mulch and your outdoor wall. This will give you (or any exterminator) a better ability to see if any pests (like termites) are crawling from the mulch onto your outdoor wall.
Inspect the outside of your home for any cracks in the screens, walls, windows, and doors. Seal all of these cracks to help eliminate pests. When the pests can’t get inside, then the battle is halfway won. Install new thresholds on your doors, fix holes in screens, and repair weather stripping on your windows for best results.
Pests can damage your home if you do not address the problem early. The key is take care of the problem while it is still small. Do not wait, or you will find the problem uncontrollable. Follow the helpful advice in this article, and you can have yourself a pest-free home.