Are you tired of the pests that are running around your home? Perhaps you already engage the services of an exterminator, but the treatments don’t work. Perhaps you don’t want to have to pay them to do that? Continue reading to find out helpful advice regarding taking matters into your own hands.
Learn the local ordinances and building codes to see what special treatments you have access to so that you can control your pests. Applying banned chemicals may pose problems down the road when you go to sell the house. It’s rare for that to happen, but it should prompt you to use safe and legal methods.
It is time to fix those leaky faucets and pipes. Pests love to find those water sources. They can actually sense a drip from a pretty far distance. Never be the cause of your pest problem. A small amount of work can remove the possibility of rats or other rodents invading the house.
Does your home’s location contain lots of mice and rats? If so and you are considering planting a few trees, then you should ensure you don’t plant them neary our home. That’s because the rodents can easily climb and come into your home through your roof or attic. Be sure your fruit trees are about 15 feet from the house.
Mint is a great deterrent for keeping mice away. Plant mint outside around your home’s foundation. This makes your home less than desirable to mice. If mice are already a problem, you may want to place mint leaves in the areas that are affected. Mint leaves effectively repel mice if they are fresh.
Do you recycle and store items in your home? If so, then it is vital that these items are properly rinsed. Soda cans especially are important to rinse because of the sugar. Try to get out all the soda so you don’t add the container to your trash filled with a substance that will draw bugs.
If you have pest problems in rooms with sinks, check your drains. Keep all sinks, pipes and drains free of clogs and check for leaks. The organic matter that can build up in these is a delicious meal to both flies and cockroaches. Once you clear the drains, give them a monthly check.
Even if the areas of your home that you usually live in show no signs of problems, check the whole home occasionally. If your home’s structure goes underground at all, then subterranean termites might be eating part of your home that you rarely venture to. You should always have any crawl spaces and your basement checked.
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 yourself, or even give it to others. The stump must be eradicated too. A stump is simply dead wood, which attracts termites.
You should feel more empowered. Get into action, and plan that attack against the bugs. You should be feeling ready for action now that you know victory is possible. Use what you know now to get rid of the bugs today. You don’t have to hang out with them anymore.…