Do you have lots of pests and critters creeping about your home at night? Are there strange noises you are unable to put your finger on? Both homeowners and renters face issues with pests and the problem cannot be solved on its own. The following tips will help you hit the ground running as you formulate a pest control strategy.
If you have a brown recluse spider issue, try catching them using sticky traps. Such poisonous specimens hide easily and can be tough to kill with chemicals. During the night they go out in search of food. You will be more likely to get them if you put traps behind your furniture and along walls.
If there are pests flying around inside, it’s important to fix the screens around your home. Such screens are great for preventing the entry of flying insects, but they also keep crawlers out too. Holes that are in your screens are an open invitation to let bugs into your home.
When considering new trees for your yard, pay attention to where you place them, keeping them away from your house. If the trees are planted too close, the branches give an easy entrance way for rodents. They can enter through the roof, for instance. They should be about 15 or more feet from your house.
Do you have rodents? Walk around the perimeter of your home and try to locate small cracks that might be allowing pests inside. Cover these openings with scouring pads or use poison in these areas. In some cases, an odor repellent such as mustard oil will work.
Regardless of if you are a homeowner or a renter, you have a vested interest in keeping insects and rodents away. Tell pests that they are no longer welcome in your home. You deserve to live in a home free of all pesky beings, so practice pest control now.