Basic Pest Control Advice For The Concerned Homeowner

Discovering you have a pest problem can be discouraging. These annoying critters can take over your home during extremely inconvenient times. There are many ways to get rid of pests. The following piece will give you helpful pest control tips.

Keep your rugs and carpet vacuumed. You will vacuum up ants, bugs and other critters that are in the kitchen, living room and den. When you are done, properly dispose of the bag.

Use a perimeter spray if you want to keep bugs away from your home. Windows, doors, foundations and steps should all be treated with the product. When spraying, look for small cracks where pests can come in. Use a filler such as caulk to seal the area.

Airborne pests can be thwarted if you fix any tears or holes in screens on doors and windows. Such screens are great for preventing the entry of flying insects, but they also keep crawlers out too. If your screens have any holes, repair them immediately.

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. This makes an easy way for these rodents to climb up and enter your home using the attic or roof. Trees should sit no less than 15 feet from the house.

Check your plumbing area if you choose to deal with your pest problem. Unclog sinks or drains that are backed up. This organic buildup attracts many insects. Even if you’re drains are all clear, still look at them every month.

Controlling pests can be done in many different ways. Safety is paramount in whichever method you finally find to deal with your pest problem. You must eradicate the pests, but you must also prevent your family from encountering harm.

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