Do you have those little creepy crawlies roaming your home after you go to bed? Are you hearing things shuffling around at night? This can be your first clue that you need to start pest control measures. The following article has some helpful hints for you to combat your pest problems.
Do you have a fruit fly problem? The source of your problem may be your drain. Tape over it with some plastic wrap for a couple of days and look for any fruit flies that may pop up. If so, put some boiling water in your drain and scrub it well. This should prevent fruit flies from making a nest in your drain.
Be cautious when trying to eliminate bed bugs. Bedbugs can go for a whole year without eating. Close all the holes and cracks in your walls and floors. These small holes are ideal entry points and hiding places for pests.
Automated pest control products are extremely useful. This sort of device may be plugged into a wall outlet where it will emit a low buzz that keeps rodents away. Even though humans can hear them, they aren’t harmful to them or pets. Rodents do not like the noise and will not stay in the same area.
Remove fallen trees from your yard as soon as possible. Chop up the fallen tree, and use it for firewood. You can sell it, use it, or give it away. Don’t just let the stump rot in your yard, though. Stumps are dead, and dead wood attracts termites.
Do you have mice or other rodents in your house? You must look your home over, inside and out, to find little cracks and holes that animals could use for entrance. Fill cracks with clean scouring pads and/or place a small amount of rat poison in there. Use mustard oil to chase the rodents from your home if they are inside.
If you’ve got a camper or travel trailer that’s stored in the wintertime, mice may get inside to live in it. Many natural repellents work to keep pests away. Small bags of the repellents smell nice and are not poisonous, but will prevent mice from invading your RV or camper.
If there are pets in your household, don’t put out rat and mouse poison. If your animal catches a rodent that’s sick or toys with one that’s dead, then poison can get ingested. Poison and other dangerous chemicals are a problem if you have young children. They’ll think the pellets are candy.
When trying to combat a problem with mice or rats remember this: they’ll eat pretty much anything. You can use just about any tasty treat in a trap, including jelly, cheese, peanut butter or lunch meat. Spoiled food will also draw their interest and can serve as a good trap to catch these pests.
Take action against bee hives and hornet nests in the evening. Spray foams that can be purchased at a hardware store can be used to get rid of such insects. The foams can be sprayed from a distance, and effectively kill bees. Spray the beehive during the night since bees are not active then. Observe the hive for a few days, and spray it again if you necessary. When you have confirmed the bees are no longer alive, remove the hive.
Do you have a termite problem? If so, then be sure you are using a solid termiticide. Of these, there are two types: termaticides which kill termites and those that repel them. No matter what you use, apply it deeply around the foundation of your home. It can take more than 100 gallons of termiticide to effectively treat your home.
If you are thinking of doing pest control yourself, make sure that you bring some of the pests with you when you buy your pesticide. By doing this, professionals can properly identify your pest problem; therefore, they can sell you the right kind of pesticide. Each pesticide is made to kill one or more specific pests. It is important you select a produce that is adapted to your situation.
Is a professional putting in stations for baiting mice? If so, then it is vital that you aware of where these stations are put in. You aren’t going to want your pets near these baits. Your pet can become ill or even die from the poison these bait stations contain.
Has a raccoon entered your home? If so, then use mustard or oil in order to temporarily repel it, which will provide you with enough time to block the entrance. Place the mustard oil in the raccoon’s home and then track how it entered your home. Once you know that it has left you just need to cover the area so that it can not re-enter.
Are you considering having a pest control organization come in to get rid of your pests? If so, then ensure you contact the BBB so you can see if their record is clean. Be sure that they have proper licensing that lets them spray pesticides too. They also should be bonded and insured. Don’t just take their word for it. Inspect all documentation before allowing the exterminators to begin work.
When using a pesticide, be sure the weather is appropriate for its use. You want to be safe. Excess humidity or windy days can hamper the effectiveness of some pesticides. Stay safe.
When choosing traps to rid your home of pests, make sure you get the correct size. If your pest trap is too big or too small, it may never work for you. Some traps trap animals using bait and their own weight to trigger the door. However, if the trap is not triggered because the animal did not weigh enough, you will just be feeding the pest and you will not catch anything in your trap.
If you are like most people, you do not want to share your home with insects and rodents. The information you have read here will help you get rid of the pests. You shouldn’t have to live in a home with bugs or mice all around. Start eliminating them today!