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Basic Tips to Help Banish Your Pests

posted on 31 May 2014 | posted in Tips


It's not just moles that can be pests - there's a myriad of other animals and insects that can invade your home and become a real nuisance.

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If you have been inundated with pests in your living space, you are likely ready to get rid of them very quickly. Are you using a monthly pest control service that is not being effective? Maybe you do not want to pay for this. Continue reading to find out helpful advice regarding taking matters into your own hands.

Do you have a recurring issue with fruit flies? You may find that they are residing within your drains. To test this you just need to cover your drains with something that is transparent and watch for fruit flies. If you see some fruit flies, boil some water and pour it down the drain or use a drain cleaner. This is the best way to get rid of fruit flies.

Spraying hairspray on wasps, bees or other flying pest can immobilize them almost instantly. These types of sprays are filled with chemical additives that can eliminate bugs on the spot, while keeping additional ones from arriving.

Start from the beginning. A good way to deal with a household pest is to eliminate what they live on. One reason you may have a problem is because your house provides food, water or shelter for a pest. Seek out sources of food, water and entry points to your home.

Want to know whether or not termites are in your home? Have a trained dog locate them. Don't rely on another human being. Humans can only check about a 30% of your home's surface area for termite infestations. A well-trained, termite sniffing dog can find all of them. Dogs cannot be beat. Trained dogs can detect methane gas that results from the eating of wood by termites.

Find out if you have any stagnant water laying around. Pests are highly attracted to standing water. Inspect your home and look for leaky pipes. Also, the trays holding your indoor plants might conceal standing water, as well. 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.

While fleas are difficult creatures, some things do work to eliminate them and their eggs. The first thing you should do is vacuum thoroughly every day. Secondly, you must spray with a good flea spray. Be sure you get rid of the bag in your vacuum after you vacuum up the home.

If you are trying to get rid of mice, mint may help. Mint plants surrounding your home's foundation helps out greatly. When you do this, mice won't want to live there. If mice is living in your home, you can sprinkle mint leaves all around the area where you see signs of mice. This will keep mice away a lot of the time, but you have to use fresh mint leaves.

You should now have the tools to do it. Get into action, and plan that attack against the bugs. You can do it, and it shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Use the tips from this article and take action to get rid of pest as quickly as possible. You don't have to hang out with them anymore.
 

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