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Are you fed up with crawling critters and other pests? Perhaps you have a routine pest control service, but it no longer seems effective. Maybe you want to save your money. Keep reading to learn more about different alternatives and pest control methods you can use yourself.

Use steel wool to fill up any hole that any pest is using as an entrance. Even if the pests manage to chew through it, the steel wool will end up killing them. Any opening bigger than half an inch should be plugged. Small pests can squeeze through these tiny openings.

Keep your rugs and carpet vacuumed. You’ll rid your living room and kitchen of insects by sweeping them up. When you finish vacuuming, dispose of the bag or empty the canister.

Are you getting fruit flies even after you’ve eliminated them? The source of your problem may be your drain. Make sure that you wrap your drain to the best of your ability with plastic. If you do have this issue, boiling water should do the trick. This will help keep the flies from breeding in there.

Look around your house for standing water. Pests are highly attracted to standing water. Be sure to look for any pipes that are leaking. Also, be sure clean out the trays underneath plants. If you eliminate water sources, you will eliminate a lot of pests.

Brush should be placed away from the house. It should be at least 12 inches away from the home. Many insects will live in the brush despite your efforts. By putting brushes too close to windows or other openings where bugs can enter, you have a good chance of bugs coming in.

We hope this article has empowered you to tackle your problem. You can fight back against your household pests by taking action now. If you are able to do anything now, that should be to feel empowered. Take the advice you’ve learned, and start eliminating those pesky bugs from your house today. You should not have to tolerate them any longer.

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