There is nothing more annoying than pests in your home. Pests come in many forms. They may be insects, vermin or other nuisances. Some pests, such as termites, can cause a lot of damage to your house. Here are a few steps you can take to eliminate these pests.
Start from where the starting line is. If you have a pest problem, eliminate their food source. Pests probably like to come into your home because they have shelter, food and plenty of water. Try to fill cracks, clean food sources and block entry to your house.
Check local codes to ensure that you use approved pest treatments. Don’t be tempted to use a banned product to deal with your pest problem. Be sure to look into any type of chemical you are planning on using to make certain it’s allowed in your community, city and state.
Don’t buy a home without having a professional exterminator examine it first. It can be easy to spot some infestations, but those under your home on inside the walls won’t be visible until a few days have passed.
Use an outdoor perimeter spray to keep insects from entering your home. You will need to spray near the windows and doors, any porches, steps, and along the foundation. While you are spraying, keep your eye out for cracks and crevices where pests can enter. Seal such spots with caulking or other material.
If you had bedbugs and think they’re gone, be wary. Bedbugs can hibernate an entire year. This is the reason why you have to make sure any holes in walls or doors are sealed. Then they won’t have a hiding spot.
You should fix screens around the house if you have flying insects. Screens on your doors and windows can not only prevent flying insects from coming in your home, they can also help prevent other crawling insects from coming in, too. Holes that are in your screens are an open invitation to let bugs into your home.
Seal off cracks and crevices throughout your home. A lot of the time these places are seen as an entrance to pests that are looking for a new place to live. If you close them off, the pests won’t be able to get in.
If you want to plant new trees but you get mice often, place the trees far from your house. Rodents can enter your home more easily if they can climb a tree and drop onto your roof. Place them at least 15 feet away from your home.
If there are pets in your household, don’t put out rat and mouse poison. If pets touch dead or sick rodents, they will be exposed to poison as well. If you have kids, this method is also not ideal. Mouse poison can look like candy, so steer clear of this with children in your home.
It doesn’t matter what pests you have, you’ll want to get them out as fast as possible. If you review the advice in this piece, you will know just what to do. With some effort, and maybe a little expense, you can rid your home of annoying pests.