Pests can cause a variety of issues for today’s homeowner. They can carry dangerous germs as well as cause expensive damage to the home. Pests should be taken care of immediately. This article is intended to provide you with some tips to help you battle a pest problem. Read on.
Are you having recurring problems with fruit flies, even after you have eliminated them? The issue may be your drain. Put a bit of plastic wrap across the drain for a while to determine whether or not fruit flies appear. If they do, pour some boiling water down your drain and give it a good scrub. That should keep fruit flies from breeding there.
One way that you are able to kill bees, wasps or hornets that live around you is to spray them with hairspray. The hairspray is a double threat, as it kills the bugs while repelling others with its scent.
Try using spider traps that catch them as they walk if you have a brown recluse problem. You can’t always get pesticides deep in the recesses where these spiders like to hang out. Spiders come out during the night to eat. Put the traps behind furniture to get them where they live.
Use a spray for outdoor perimeters to make insects avoid entering your house. Spray areas around your house, like the windows and doors, steps and the foundation. While you’re doing this, look for crevices and crack that could allow pests entry to your home. Use caulk or some other filling product to seal these areas.
It is very important that you put up any food that is not being eaten. If there’s one thing for which pests will make a beeline, it is food, so you don’t want to tempt them. Take your trash out regularly to avoid attracting pests. Trash is yet another source of alluring smells for the pests and should be avoided at all costs.
It is important to keep brush and firewood at minimum a foot from your house. A pile of brush is an inviting home for household pests. If bushes are located too near the windows and doors of your home, the risks are great that the insects can easily get inside.
There are solutions for those dealing with pests of all types. Go to a local store that specializes in home improvement and see if the professionals can help you eliminate pests. When you let them know which pests are bugging you, they can recommend the right kind of treatments.
Even if the areas of your home that you usually live in show no signs of problems, check the whole home occasionally. If part of your house’s support structure is underground, then your house may be subject to subterranean termites who can eat the area of house that you do not see very often. Be sure to have crawl spaces and basements inspected.
By now, you realize that there are pest control options available to you. Remember the tips in this article, and find the method that works the best for your particular type of pest. If you are unable to resolve your pest problems on your own, don’t hesitate to contact a professional for assistance. No matter how you decide to get rid of your pest problem, the important thing is that you do something.