Do you have pests skittering around in the darkness? Are there strange noises you are unable to put your finger on? A pest issue is an issue you will have to get rid of if you are a homeowner. But before you attempt to get rid of any pests, you must first identify them. Not knowing what kind of pests you’re dealing with can lead to using ineffective methods or methods that make the situation worse. By properly identifying the type of pests you’re dealing with, you can develop control measures that can get rid of them. Read on to learn about the best ways to get rid of pests for good.
If you are a pet owner, your pets may be the reason pests keep coming back. Take the time to keep your pet’s food bowls clean. If any water from their dish is spilled, wipe it up immediately. Store pet food in plastic containers rather than the paper bags they come in. All these things can attract bugs. Also, store food properly to keep pests from getting into it. Plastic and glass containers are the best way to go as long as they have a tight fitting lid. Avoid using cardboard or paper bags to pack things as pests easily chew through these materials.
Look for possible entry points around your home. Bugs can be very creative when it comes to breaking into your home. If you have noticed a recent infestation, it is possible that they found a new way in. Take a look around the outside as well as the inside of your home and seal any possible entryways for pests.
Kill ants around your home using an easy-to-make home mixture. Combine borax and sugar in a jar in a 1:1 ratio. Sprinkle the mixture around the outside of your home at its foundation and anywhere else you’ve noticed ants. The sugar will attract the ants while the borax will kill them. Also laundry detergent is a great tool for preventing ants from entering your home. They strongly dislike the smell of the chemicals used in detergent. Apply the detergent by putting it in a spray bottle and using it all along the entrances to your doors and any other place ants could enter.
Pest likes to hide in cracks and small gaps. You should get a caulk gun and fill all the small hiding places you can find. Check for new hiding places regularly and replace the caulk if you need to. You can spray paint over the caulk if you want to conceal it. Seal all of the cracks that are in your home to control pests. Many times these places serve as an entrance for all the pests that want to make your home their new residence. You must seal them up to keep the bugs out.
Pests are not something you want to share your home with. Using the tips above will help you to permanently eliminate pests. If you think you might have an infestation, stop worrying and act now.