Have you found evidence that there is something living in your pantry? Have you noticed unusual scurrying sounds when the house is quiet at night? You might have pests in your home, in this case. Listed below is some advice for getting rid of indoor pests.
If you are seeing bugs, make sure to vacuum your rugs often. This will pick up all the ants and bugs that are in your den, kitchen and living room. Dispose of the bag when done.
Check your local building authority and ordinances for available options for pest control. Applying banned chemicals may pose problems down the road when you go to sell the house. Though this does not happen often, it does indicate a need to do your research.
There are dogs trained to sniff out termites so you can know for sure whether you have them. If an inspector checks your house on his own, he is only able to confirm that you are about one-third free of termites. A dog with the right training is able to check about 100 percent of the house. They smell for methane gas, which is a byproduct of the wood the termites are eating.
Bedbugs are difficult to eradicate because they hide in places that you cannot see. Seal off any holes in the bed frame and around the bed before you begin exterminating. This is so no bugs are just leaving the holes during the extermination process.
Is your home infested with ants? Combat it with a mixture of borax and sugar. They are drawn to the sugar, while the borax will prove lethal. Get a jar, and mix borax and sugar in equal quantities. Poke holes on the lid and then sprinkle the areas where the ants are.
Fleas are hard to eradicate, but you have several options in how to rid your home of the fleas and their eggs. Investing in a quality flea spray can be an effective tool, as can vacuuming every day. Be sure you get rid of the bag in your vacuum after you vacuum up the home.
If you have pest problems in rooms with sinks, check your drains. Be sure that no drains or sinks are clogged, in and outside your house. This organic buildup attracts many insects. Check drains once a month to ensure they are free of clogs.
People that struggle with pests and bugs may have some solutions that they aren’t even aware of. See a home improvement store nearby to ask the pros in there how to get rid of pests. They may have an idea of which products will help to eradicate which bugs.
Even if the areas of your home that you usually live in show no signs of problems, check the whole home occasionally. If part of your house’s support structure is underground, then your house may be subject to subterranean termites who can eat the area of house that you do not see very often. You should always have any crawl spaces and your basement checked.
Oust those pests from your household. Make use of the advice you’ve just read in order to regain control of your home. Patience and persistence are the keys to eradicating pests and keeping them at bay.