Having your home taken over by insects can be a nightmare! Are they out of control? Unwanted pests can bring many problems to your home. Pests can carry and spread diseases, not to mention the destruction they can cause to your home. Keep reading here to discover the best ways to handle pest issues.
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 way, bugs have no place to hide.
When considering new trees for your yard, pay attention to where you place them, keeping them away from your house. If you do, rodents will climb up them and get on your roof to enter your attic. Be sure your fruit trees are about 15 feet from the house.
Outside lights have their advantages but you should know these lights will attract pests. Use light bulbs that emit a tint of orange, pink or yellow for outdoor lighting because bugs are not attracted to them.
If a tree falls on your property, quickly remove it. Cut them up and use the pieces for firewood. If you do not have a use for it, you can sell it or give it to someone. Don’t just leave the stump there. Termites will make a beeline for the stump if it just left outside.
You should not use poison if you own a pet. If one of your pets find the mouse, whether dead or alive, they could get poisoned as well. You should also avoid these poisons if you have small children. Young children have a tendency to put everything they find in their mouths.
If you’re serious about getting rid of your pest problem, you need to educate yourself on the subject. Find out what it eats, where it prefers to nest, and (most importantly) what can kill or drive it away. If you understand your pests, you stand a better chance of eliminating them.
Here is a trick to try to catch all the pesky silverfish in your house at once. Wet some newspaper and let it sit out overnight. Folks have reported success using this method, with every last silverfish having flocked to the newspaper. Quickly father them before they get away and throw them away outside.
If you have a problem with bugs, buy a bunch of caulk and seal up every crack that is around the home. Foggers and sprays will not be able to go behind your cabinets or deep inside your walls where the bugs are living. You should seal areas around pipes under the sink and along molding so that bugs can’t travel back and forth.
Fight your fight against wasp nests and beehives at night. You should be able to remove hives and nests by using some spray foam you can purchase in hardware stores. These foaming insecticides can be sprayed long distances; they are also very effective against bees or wasps. If at all possible, spray the hive in the evening hours when bees are inactive, then repeat as needed on subsequent nights. After you know the bees have been killed, remove the hive.
If you believe termites may have caused wood damage, look at the wood’s rings. If these are affected, the problem is not termites, as they only eat soft parts of wood. If your wood mirrors this description, you may be infested with termites.
Be certain not to let water stand around your yard if you have mosquito problems. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in the water, and the water provides the larvae with a prime growing environment. Water might be lurking anywhere in your yard, including around flower pots, near your hose and right next to your house.
If you are dealing with racoons, you should use some mustard oil to repel these rodents long enough to prevent them from coming back. Spray the oil where you find raccoon droppings or a nest and look for holes through which raccoons could get in. Install mesh wire to prevent it from ever entering your home again.
Pest control is a multi-million dollar industry. You can handle most pest control problems yourself with some effort. Review what you have read here so that you can better deal with pests. As long as you begin working on your pest problem early, expensive exterminators will not be needed. Do your best to control the pests, and you’ll have a great place to live in the end.