Pests in the office or home may be unsanitary, annoying, or possibly hazardous. While ridding yourself of pests can cost a lot and be hard to do, take all the steps you can to get the population under control. Follow the tips on pest control that are below to ensure you won’t have to deal with pests ever again.
Hairspray is a great method of killing stinging insects. The hairspray kills the insects, and the residual odor repels new ones from emerging.
Get to the root of the problem. Seek to eliminate the things that attract pests. If your home provides easy access to food and shelter, pests will invade. Make sure you search for food scraps lying around, any water leaks in your plumbing, and openings in your home.
If you’re dealing with the spider known as the brown recluse, sticky traps can catch them. It can be hard to get to these critters with chemicals, as they hide in deep areas. They do come out at night to search for food. Optimal places for traps include behind furniture and near walls.
Always store your food carefully. All forms of insects and pests are drawn in by the smell that most foods give away. With this in mind, it only makes sense to eliminate the scent and remove the temptation. When the trash is full, take it out immediately. Pests are also attracted to trash.
It can be hard to rid your home of bedbugs, since they can hide in many different places. Before beginning any type of bedbug treatment, seal any holes in your home. This will ensure that bedbugs cannot get to an area of the house you are not exterminating.
When you put bushes around your house, put them about 12 inches away from your home at minimum. Insects like to live in bushes. If bushes are located too near the windows and doors of your home, the risks are great that the insects can easily get inside.
Be sure to rinse containers thoroughly before you add them to your recycle bin. It’s especially important to rinse out soda cans, as they have tons of sugar on and in them. Be sure to completely rinse out the soda when placing it outdoors or in the garbage.
If trees fall, dispose of them. Hack up the trunk and limbs for use as firewood. You can sell it, use it or even just give it to people. Make sure you don’t forget about the stump. Stumps are no longer alive and therefore can draw termites.
Mosquitoes will disappear if they do not have a place to lay their eggs. Drain places that are harboring stagnant water. Mosquitoes can breed in places that have water, like food cans or anything that can hold a little water.
Do you own an RV or a camper? If your store it over the winter, it can be an attractive home for mice. Try using natural repellents to keep them away during all seasons of the year. Some of these repellents have a nice smell. They are not poisonous at all. They do keep mice from entering your camper, though.
As stated in the introduction, a pest infestation is not only annoying, it is also a health hazard. So, it’s an issue that must be dealt with right away. Use the above tips to assist you in locating, controlling and maybe even eliminating the various pests you’re dealing with.