How well informed are you when it comes to pest control? There is a lot you can learn, and you’ll find this article helpful in finding ways to do it yourself. There are lots of things you could do to ensure that your home remains pest free.
Attack a pest problem at its source. If you have a pest problem, eliminate their food source. Pests may be drawn to your house because water, food and shelter can be found there. Get rid of anything the might be attracting the pests.
Use sticky traps in order to snare the brown recluse spiders in your home. These spiders are poisonous and difficult to kill with pest-repellent chemicals. They usually look for food at night. To enhance your chances of catching them, places traps behind your furniture and close to the walls.
You can keep pests from coming in by making use of a perimeter spray around your foundation. Cover your home’s foundation, porch, steps and spaces near windows and doors. Be sure to keep a lookout for cracks that may allow pests to enter your home. Use a filler such as caulk to seal the area.
Use a specially trained dog to determine whether or not your home is infested with termites. A human that looks for termites may only be able to see if a third or so of your house is safe. A dog that is trained to sniff them out can cover 100% of your home. Trained dogs can detect methane gas that results from the eating of wood by termites.
It is very important that you put up any food that is not being eaten. Pests like the smell of food, so don’t allow them to smell it. Whenever your trashcan becomes full, you should immediately take it out. Pests are attracted to garbage as well.
Bedbugs are really hard to rid your home of because they love to hide. All holes should be sealed before beginning any type of extermination. This will ensure that bedbugs cannot get to an area of the house you are not exterminating.
Seal any cracks or crevices that you may have in your home right away. These cracks are a gateway for pests into your home. You must seal them up to keep the bugs out.
If you want to plant new trees but you get mice often, place the trees far from your house. Rodents then climb your trees and enter your home through the attic or roof. Make sure they are a minimum of 15 feet away from the house.
Having outdoor lighting is great to have when you are entertaining or to keep strange people away from your house at night, but it’s also a great way to attract pests. Outdoor lighting consisting of orange, yellow and/or pink bulbs will not attract so many pests.
Take the advice you’ve read here, and start taking your home back today. These pests are a nuisance, and you should eliminate them. You should now have the ability and know how to do so. Use the information provided here to create an effective pest control plan today.