Know Your Residential Pest Control Options

If you have been inundated with pests in your living space, you are likely ready to get rid of them very quickly. Does your current pest control plans not control insects and rodents? Maybe you’d rather not deal with that expense. The following tips will help you deal with your pest problem on your own.

Start from the beginning. Your first step is to eliminate the pests’ food source. Pests are attracted to food, water, and shelter. Leaks, entry points, and food scraps need to all be eliminated.

You need to always have an inspector take a look at a house before you decide to buy it. There are ways to look around to see if you have an issue, but you need to be sure.

Are you dealing with ants? Mixing borax and sugar together will kill those ants dead. The sugar will attract the pest, but the borax is going to kill bugs and small rodents. Mix equal parts sugar and borax in a small, lidded jar. Put the mixture in a jar with holes punctured into the top, then shake it over baseboards and over your home’s foundation.

Make sure that your thoroughly inspect your home for standing water that might not be obvious. Pests can literally sense standing water. Some common sources include trays that sit under plants and leaking pipes. Pests rely on water for survival so make sure to get rid of any water sources you can think of.

While fleas are difficult creatures, some things do work to eliminate them and their eggs. Vacuum at least once per day and use a flea spray. You must dump your vacuum or throw away the bag each time you vacuum your whole house.

Now you ought to feel powerful. Make a plan of attack, and put it into action. You should feel better about controlling pests now. Use the advice above, and get rid of those pests once and for all. You don’t need to deal with them anymore.

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