Are you familiar with pest control? It’s a big subject, but in this article you will learn some valuable DIY pest control tips. You have lots of options when it comes to keeping your home free from pests.
Spraying bees, wasps, and hornets with hairspray can be a good way to kill them. In addition to killing existing bugs, it also repels future ones.
Try using pesticides around the foundation of your home. Spray all around steps, porches, foundation and even windows and doors. When spraying, look for small cracks where pests can come in. Use a caulk or sealer to plug these small areas off.
Keep all of your foods tightly sealed in a container. Many kinds of pests are attracted to the scent of food, so do not give them anything to be drawn to. Take the trash out when it’s full. Pests are attracted to garbage as well.
Airborne pests can be thwarted if you fix any tears or holes in screens on doors and windows. These also help eliminate pesky crawling bugs. Holes that are in your screens are an open invitation to let bugs into your home.
Avoid planting trees too close to the house if your home is prone to rat or mouse infestation. If there are trees too close to your house, this gives rodents access to high places such as the roof from which they can enter your home. A good rule of thumb is to plant trees no less than 15 feet from the edge of your house.
Take the advice you’ve read here, and start taking your home back today. Those pests are annoying and you’ll want to eliminate them as soon as possible. With these tips, you are better armed to defend yourself. Start your home defense system against pests now.