What You Really Should Know About Pest Control

Is your house being invaded by pests? If you have, calm yourself and breath in deeply. With some pest control, the bugs that you see can be eliminated. You might even be able to do the pest control yourself. Review the ideas, because they are quite effective.

If you are seeing bugs, make sure to vacuum your rugs often. Ants and tiny bugs hide in carpets, so that should eliminate some of your potential indoor insects. Dispose of the vacuum cleaner bag in an outside receptacle as soon as possible.

Know your local building codes and ordinances regarding what specific treatments are available for pest control. If you are planning to sell your home, don’t make the mistake of spraying illegal chemicals all around. Although this doesn’t happen often, this should motivate you to do some research on which methods of pest control have been approved in your area.

Have an ant infestation? A simple combination of borax and sugar will eradicate them. The sweet sugar attracts ants and the borax then kills them. Mix equal parts sugar and borax in a small, lidded jar. Sprinkle the mixture around your home.

Clear away brush from the perimeter of your home. Brush is a natural home to many insects and there is no way to prevent this. Placing bushes too close to the house is an open invitation for pests to invade.

It is wonderful to have light outside but it might bring bugs. If you must have outdoor lighting, try using bulbs that are pink, yellow or orange in tint, as these tend to attract pests much less.

Check out your entire home periodically, even if you have not noticed any pests in your living area. If you have a basement, for example, you might have a subterranean termite infestation and not even know it. Don’t neglect to check your crawl space or basement.

Are you the owner of a camper or travel trailer? If so, this is a prime target for rodents. Natural repellents exist that can keep them at bay, however. Repellents aren’t poisonous, and they do often smell nice and can keep the mice away.

Avoid using mouse and rat poisons if you have free-running pets in the home. Even if you do not think they will get into the poison they might eat a rat that has poison in it. This is not good if you have kids, either. Some poison pellets look like candy.

Use hairspray to kill indoor flies. It is nontoxic for you and any pets that you have, but it is very effective in getting rid of these bugs. Hairspray will stick to them so that they can’t reach water or food. This works well on bees, especially when you don’t want to approach them.

If you have pests, you probably would like to give them the boot. You know enough about pest control to put together an efficient strategy. With these tips as your weapon, you can get rid of those creepy creatures once and for all.