Pest Control Information You Can’t Afford To Miss
Do you see evidence of living things within your pantry? Are you hearing tiny feet scampering about your home at night? If you answered yes, you might have pests in your home. There is great advice in this article about getting rid of pests.
Know your local building codes and ordinances regarding what specific treatments are available for pest control. Spraying banned chemicals may backfire if you sell your house later on. It’s rare for that to happen, but it should prompt you to use safe and legal methods.
Make sure that all your food is properly stored and sealed. The scent that comes from your food can attract all different types of pests. You don’t need to provide pests with something they like. Take the trash out when it’s full. This is another scent pests like.
It is time to fix those leaky faucets and pipes. Pests gravitate toward sources of water. Just a tiny drip can be detected by pests far away. Don’t be the cause of your own infestation. With a bit of effort, you can avoid attracting rodents in the first place.
If you want to plant new trees but you get mice often, place the trees far from your house. This makes it easy for rodents to climb and then enter your house through the roof or attic. Keep trees 15 feet or further away from your house.
Outdoor lighting is awesome for keeping away strangers, but it’s not so great at keeping away pests. When it comes to outdoor light-fixtures, stick with yellow or pink because they attract the fewest number of insects.
Lights outside can attract bugs. Try keeping those lights far from the entrance of your house. Use a light that is less attractive to pests, like an orange or yellow bulb.
When fighting a rodent infestation, understand that the nasty critters feed on the same foods that you do. You can use just about any tasty treat in a trap, including jelly, cheese, peanut butter or lunch meat. You can even use your spoiled foods for your traps, plus it’ll be a pretty good way to dispose of them.
When using pesticides, be certain to heed instructions on the packaging. Although you may believe that more product can lead to better results, this isn’t typically true. Using a large amount of toxic chemicals can be dangerous for you, your children and your pets.
If bugs are an issue, you may be applying pesticide incorrectly. When you spray outside only, the pests will just stay inside. This means you need to use pesticide outside and inside your home simultaneously.
If you’ve got wood damage and you are thinking termites are to blame, check out the wood rings. If the rings are damaged, you don’t have to worry about termites as they don’t eat the rings. If you do find that the rings are not damaged, then you likely do have a termite infestation.
You should now be prepared to eliminate those pests from your home. Use what you have learned above and take back your home. Although it may take time to rid your home of pests, it can be done.