Does the thoughts of rodents running around your house give you a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach? Maybe you even have a pest control service come out quarterly or monthly, but it just isn’t doing the trick? Maybe you’d rather not deal with that expense. Continue reading to find out helpful advice regarding taking matters into your own hands.
If you want to get rid of the ants around your house, sprinkle some borax powder near your home. This will help to poison the ants so that they are stopped in their tracks and cannot come back. This will help to temporarily eliminate the ant problem during certain seasons of the year.
If you are having an issue with stink bugs, remember not to stomp or smash on them. Doing so will release a foul odor into your home. Instead, use a vacuum cleaner to suction them up. It is important, however, that you change the bag after doing so or it will begin to smell as well.
Try a do-it-yourself spray. If you can’t afford to have a professional service come out to spray your home for pest prevention, try any of the number of pest control sprays available at local hardware and box stores. Most come in easy-to-use bottles with trigger spray nozzles that allow you to spray around the foundation and windows of your home, both inside and out.
Have you recently gotten rid of a bedbug infestation? If so, then do not assume your problem is gone. Bedbugs are able to get as long as a year without food. For this reason, you need to make sure you seal all holes and cracks in your floors and walls. You will prevent them from hiding in there.
Pests are good at finding small spaces to crawl into so make sure you seal proof your house. Check for any loose windows/doors and get them sealed tightly. Also check the screens in your house for even the smallest holes. If there’s a way to get in, they will find it.
If your pest problem is noisy crickets, then your answer is as easy as duct tape. Cut off a strip and lay it with the adhesive side facing up. Place in on the floor or ground near where you hear the crickets. It will attract them, and they will get stuck on it.
Look around the house for any water that’s just sitting there. Pests can literally sense standing water. Some common sources include trays that sit under plants and leaking pipes. Without water sources, pests will not thrive in your house.
Check to see that all of your food is airtight and sealed efficiently. If food is not sealed properly, it will give off an odor, which will attract a wide range of insects. This could lead to an infestation, which can cost you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Do you have ants in your home? Get rid of these insects by mixing some borax and sugar. Pour this concoction on your doorstep and all around your home. If you know where the ants come from, pour a generous quantity of borax and sugar in these areas. The ants will be drawn by the sugar but the borax will kill them.
If you have ants, look for boric acid. Boric acid, sometimes listed as orthoboric acid, is the most effective pesticide for ants. In addition, many of the baits containing this are safe for use around pets and children, although you should always carefully read all safety labels to be sure.
If you have children, explain to them the rules around the house for eating. Make sure that you designate only one area of the home for eating to help reduce any infestations that you may have. If all members of the house are responsible for what they do, you will have less of a pest problem.
Try using hairspray to kill any flying insects. Hairspray is safe for you and your pets, but not for flying insects. The hairspray leaves a sticky film on the bugs, preventing them to get water or food. This is a great option if you happen to have a bee fly in your home and do not want to get too close.
Take care of the problem right away. There is a saying that if you see one pest, there are hundreds more you don’t see. That’s why you need to take care of the problem right away, as soon as you might notice it exists. Don’t wait and hope the problem will go away, because it is likely that it will only get worse.
You should feel more empowered. Get going and do battle with the insects. You can do it, and it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Use what you know now to get rid of the bugs today. You don’t have to just live with them for even another day.