Have you figured out that there are bugs crawling around your food supply? Do you tend to hear scurrying from within your ceiling? If this is the case, a pest problem may be the cause. Keep reading to find terrific tips on eliminating household pests.
An easy way to kill any flying bug in your home is to douse it with hairspray until it falls. The hairspray is a double threat, as it kills the bugs while repelling others with its scent.
Start out at the beginning. You must get to the root of your pest issues. The pests came there looking for something, whether it was for food, shelter or something else. Seek out sources of food, water and entry points to your home.
Use a perimeter spray if you want to keep bugs away from your home. Spray around the foundation, porches, steps and anything near a door or a window. As you are spraying, check surfaces for cracks and nooks that can be the point of entry for pests. Use caulk or another filler to seal the gaps.
If you had bedbugs and think they’re gone, be wary. Over the course of a year, bedbugs can remain dormant. This is the reason it is important to close off all holes in your home’s walls and floors. They will not be able to hide in these spots.
There may be standing water hiding in your home, and you need to root it out. Pests will gravitate towards standing water like nothing else. Check for pipes that are leaking and trays you use for plants. If you eliminate water sources, you will eliminate a lot of pests.
By following this advice, you will be able to rid your home of pests and sleep well once again. Take your home back from the pests that have plagued you. It could take a while, but eventually all those little scurrying sounds in your ceiling will recede, and you will have a good night’s sleep.