Seeing creatures lurking about the house is irksome. Are you using an inept pest control service? Would you rather not have to keep paying for the service every month? Keep reading for great tips for doing it yourself.
Use steel wool to fill mouse holes. Even if the pests manage to chew through it, the steel wool will end up killing them. If there is an opening larger than one-half inch, you should fill it. Animals can get through very small openings.
Hairspray can be used to kill bees and other stinging insects. In addition to killing existing bugs, it also repels future ones.
Never buy a home without a thorough pest inspection first. Many pest problems go undetected upon an initial inspection. Only by living in the home will the problem become apparent.
Get an exterminator with a trained termite dog to find out if there are termites in your home. A dog can find termites better than a person who inspects homes for pests. A specially trained dog can give your home the most thorough inspection. The seek methane gases that come from the termites’ wood eating process.
If you find a lot of flying bugs or even bats inside your home, check the screens on your windows. Screens are effective at keeping out both flying and crawling pests. It’s important to repair any holes in screens around your home.
Have an ant infestation? A simple way to rid yourself of them is to mix up some borax and sugar. Sugar attracts them and borax kills them. To create the mixture, get a jar the size of a quart and mix one cup borax and one of sugar. Punch holes in the top of the jar and sprinkle the mixture in areas where pests like to gather, such as baseboards and the home’s foundation.
You should feel more in control now. Have a plan of attack, and go after those pests! This is stuff you have the ability to tackle. Use the advice above, and get rid of those pests once and for all. You don’t have to deal with them any longer.