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Some Easy-to-do Tips to Help Control Your Pests

posted on 30 June 2014 | posted in Pest Control Tips


Pests can be a real nuisance for homeowners. Pests can harm your property and can also transmit disease. You need to get rid of pests as soon as you notice their presence. The following advice will show you how to quickly and easily rid your home of pests.

Try using hairspray to get rid of bees, hornets, or wasps. Not only will this spray kill bugs on contact, but the smell will also deter others from coming.
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Learn the local ordinances and building codes to see what special treatments you have access to so that you can control your pests. Using banned chemicals can be a mistake that hurts you when you go to sell you home. You should always do some research on pest control methods authorized in your area and not hesitate to contact local authorities if you are not sure what to do.

Do not buy a house unless a professional inspection has been done. While some pests are easy to see, others aren't as noticeable.

Make sure to take precaution with bedbugs when you are trying to eliminate them. Bed bugs do not have to eat for a whole year. This is why you should make sure to close all open holes in walls and floors. Bedbugs will disappear if they have nowhere to hide.

It can be quite difficult to eliminate bedbugs because they can hide in out-of-the-way places. Be sure to seal off any open holes prior to attempting any extermination. This will not only trap the bed bugs from escaping back into your bed, it will also prevent them from hiding there in the future.

Do you have a lot of ants around? Sugar and borax can be mixed together to rid you of them. Sugar attracts them while the borax kills them. To create this mixture, get yourself a quart jar, and use a cup of sugar and a cup of borax. Put some holes in the top of the lid to make it easy to sprinkle.

Crevices and cracks inside your home are perfect places for bugs. A lot of the time these places are seen as an entrance to pests that are looking for a new place to live. If you seal these spots, it will be almost impossible for invaders to enter.

If you have a pile of recyclables you keep each week, be sure you rinse them out. It's especially important to rinse out soda cans, as they have tons of sugar on and in them. Be sure to clean out those soda cans before you put them in the garage or in your outside receptacle.

If you have pest problems in rooms with sinks, check your drains. Keep all of your drains clean and running smoothly in all parts of your house. Pests like roaches and flies like the food stuff that accumulates in these areas. Get in the habit of checking your drains and inspecting your plumbing on a monthly basis.

You can now see that there are a lot of choices in the ways to control pests. These tips can help you find out how to get rid of pests. If the problem's too big for you to handle, ask for assistance. No matter what you decide, make the decision to clear out the pests now.
 

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