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Eliminate Pests With These Useful Tips And Tricks

Jul 3

Eliminate Pests With These Useful Tips And Tricks

Are pests invading your home? Are they out of control? Pests can decrease the enjoyment of your home. Pests may cause problems with sanitation as well as health issues. In this article, we'll discuss ways to deal with common pests.

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Make sure that your house is sealed at all times so that the bugs from the outside cannot get in. You can place a rubber barrier under your doormat, which is a common entryway of bugs from the outside. This will help to seal your house so that bugs cannot come in and disrupt you.

 

Mix equal parts of sugar and borax together for an all natural pest control. Place the concoction into a glass jar and punch holes in the lid for a reusable container. Sprinkle the all-natural product along the outside of your house. Ants will be attracted to the concoction and will carry it back to their nest effectively ridding your home of ants.

 

Be sure to close up any openings by which rodents could enter your home. This is especially important before winter, when rodents will be looking for a warm spot to take shelter. Look for cracks and holes of all sizes around the windows, vents and foundation of your home. Some small rodents need less than a quarter inch to squeeze into your home.

 

If you want to keep aphids from bothering your kitchen or any other indoor area, steal a gardening trick. Plant and grow chives or nasturiums indoors in pots or containers. Both of these plants are very successful in keeping aphids from injuring nearby plants, so also work to keep these little flies from bothering you indoors too.

 

While high-traffic areas of the house may reveal no issues, inspect the entire structure often. If your home has a basement that goes underground, then termites can slowly eat away your home without you realizing it. Therefore, it is important to do a comprehensive check of your basement as well.

 

If you notice centipedes in your house, you have another pest problem that you may not know about. Centipedes prey on other insects; so, if you see them in your home, you have another pest infestation. There are many products available to help you rid your home of these pesky pests.

 

Compare exterminator costs. There are different factors that go into different estimates, so find out what they are. You want to make sure that the person you hire can get rid of these pests for good. However, sometimes that will cost a little more. Do your research before hiring someone.

 

Make sure that all of your windows and doors have mesh screens. Make sure that all the screens are in securely and are repaired if necessary. Be sure to use a fine mesh for screens as this is a larger deterrent for pests. Check your door and window seals as well for any points of entry.

 

People make millions off of pest control each year. You can, however, take care of most pest situations by yourself if you address the problem early enough. Review these tips with any re-occurrence of pest problems. You won't need a costly exterminator if you are able to deal with the problem quickly. Take measures to control pests on a daily basis and you'll enjoy a nicer home overall.