Have you noticed any pests in your new home? If you have, calm yourself and breath in deeply. Eliminating pests is not as challenging as you may think. You may be equipped to do this pest control on your own. These pest control methods will help you get rid of your problem.
If you are apprehensive about using chemical pest control in your home, try traps instead. Physical traps work to attract the pest and then trap it. Some work like traditional mouse traps that snap closed and kill the pest, while others involve a sticky sheet that adheres the pest to the sheet so you can remove it from your home.
There may be standing water hiding in your home, and you need to root it out. Pests are very attracted to standing water. Do a thorough job of checking your pipes for leaks, and remember to empty the trays from beneath your houseplants. Keep in mind that like us, pests require water in order to live. Therefore, if you eliminate water from your home, pests will have no choice but to leave.
Seal any cracks or crevices that you may have in your home right away. These are entry points for the pests that invade. You must seal them up to keep the bugs out.
If you live on a farm and have a problem with mice, or even rats, consider getting a couple outdoor cats to provide natural pest control. Make sure the cats have not been declawed, and have access to every part of the outdoor buildings. Make sure to provide food and water to the cats because they will still catch mice even if they are not hungry.
If you hear bees in the walls of your home, never try to plug their access hole. This will trap them inside, and they will attempt to break free. Unfortunately, this means that they could come through the wall, into your home. You will have no choice at that point but to exit the premises and call a pest control specialist.
Clean any highly trafficked food areas every single day. Even a few crumbs each day can lead to a feast for pests over time. It’s best then to approach your cleaning not once a week, but daily for these areas. Even just five minutes will lead you to a cleaner area and less potential pests.
Termites can be a major problem for any homeowner; they can eat away at your house. One way to prevent them from getting in is by using sealant in your basement. This is a prime spot for them to enter. The best part is that sealant is not expensive and is easy to put on yourself.
Even if the areas of your home that you usually live in show no signs of problems, check the whole home occasionally. Your home can be affected by underground termites if part of it lies under the ground. Make sure you have crawl spaces and basement areas carefully examined.
Store flour, cereals, sugar, and other dry goods in sealed plastic, glass, or metal containers. This prevents invasions of pantry moths, weevils, ants, and even mice in your kitchen. Do not count on cardboard or other flimsy packaging to keep pests out. Mice can chew through them, and insects can penetrate tiny openings.
If you notice centipedes in your house, you have another pest problem that you may not know about. Centipedes prey on other insects; so, if you see them in your home, you have another pest infestation. There are many products available to help you rid your home of these pesky pests.
Have your neighbors help you eliminate pests. In urban settings, if your neighbor has a pest problem, you will have a similar one. Even if you rid yourself of them, they can move in again later from next door. If all of your neighbors get on board, you will have the greatest chance of permanently eliminating your pest problem.
If you have pests in your new home, you probably would like to give them the boot. You alone have the ability to get rid of them for good. Say goodbye to pests!