Have you figured out that there are bugs crawling around your food supply? Do you hear something scurrying through your ceiling at night while you are trying to sleep? If so, you may have a pest problem. Read on for some great pest-control advice.
Plug holes that mice or other pests can enter with steel wool. The metal in this is too tough for the teeth of the rodents. Stuff any holes larger than 1/2 inch. Rodents can slip through very small openings.
Before you purchase a home, have it checked out by a reputable pest control company. There are some signs of pests that are easy to see. Others do not become apparent until you spend some uninterrupted time at home.
Use a spray specially designed for the perimeter of your home. Spray around the foundation, porches, steps and anything near a door or a window. As you spray, watch for cracks that can provide entry for pests. It can be very effective if you fill these spaces with caulk.
Repair all leaks in your plumbing. Pests are drawn to water sources. Just a tiny drip can be detected by pests far away. Never be the cause of your pest problem. Preventative measures can do so much.
If you recycle every week, be sure to rinse out the bins thoroughly. It is very important to get rid of the soda in the cans. Be sure to clean out those soda cans before you put them in the garage or in your outside receptacle.
Electronic pest repellents can be very effective. They are plugged into outlets and emit sounds that repel vermin. Humans will be able to hear the sound, but the noise will not hurt you. Rats and mice don’t like them and will stay away from them.
Get rid of fallen trees in your yard. Cut the trunk and the branches for firewood. You can sell it, use it, or give it away. Don’t just leave the stump there. Stumps are just dead pieces of wood, and these attract termites.
Are you finding rodents in your home? You should check your home’s exterior to find small cracks through which small animals can squeeze. Put scouring pads inside the holes, or add some poison. Use mustard oil to chase the rodents from your home if they are inside.
Armed with this knowledge, you should be prepared to tackle any pests that come your way. The preceding tips can be used to take back your home from your uninvited guests. Soon, you are going to sleep at peace without any scurrying.