Cool Pest Control Tips You Should Know About
There is no quick-fix solution that solves every pest control problem. You need to learn about a variety of methods for controlling infestations. The following article contains a wealth of information that will get you started.
Be sure to check with local authorities before you use pesticides in your home to ensure that they are within code. Depending on the codes, spraying a chemical that has been locally banned can hurt you if you ever attempt to sell your home. This doesn’t happen often, but even so, you should research what methods people use to control pests in your area.
Use sticky-paper traps to control brown recluse spiders. Such poisonous specimens hide easily and can be tough to kill with chemicals. They look for food at night. The best way to catch them is by putting traps behind furniture and along your walls.
If you are wondering if you have termites, get a dog that can smell them. Human inspectors can only really verify approximately one-third of your whole home. A specially trained dog can give your home the most thorough inspection. When termites eat wood, they produce methane gas. That scent attracts the trained dog.
Bedbugs are a pain to rid your home of, as they are proficient at hiding. Before you attempt extermination, close off any holes. This way, bugs have no place to hide.
If your water system has any leaks, fix them. Water is an attraction for a lot of pests. In fact, most pests can even sense water from far away. Don’t cause your own pest invasion. Prevent rodents and bugs from taking up residence by taking a little time to do some preventative maintenance.
Fleas are stubborn and it can be hard to make them disappear, but luckily there are ways to rid your home of them. 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.
Outdoor lighting makes it easy for people to find your home at night and deters thieves, but it is also a beacon for pests. If outdoor lights are necessary, use yellow, orange or pink bulbs to keep pests at bay.
Get rid of fallen trees in your yard quickly. Make firewood out of the trunk and branches. This can be used in your home, but if you don’t want to use it, then sell or give it away. However you have to get rid of the stump as well. The dead wood in stumps is very attractive to termites.
Do you have a camper that you store over the winter? If so, then it is possible for mice to live in it. Try using natural repellents to keep them away during all seasons of the year. These repellents smell fine and don’t cause any harm, but will stop mice from venturing into your camper or RV.
Some of these tips may apply to you and some may not. Every situation is different. Apply the ones that work for you and do some more work to learn what you can about your situation. You should be very happy once all the pests are gone.