Use steel wool to fill up mouse holes. The metal in this is too tough for the teeth of the rodents. If there is an opening larger than one-half inch, you should fill it. The pests can enter your home through very small openings.
Vacuum every rug you own to remove pests. This gets rid of the ants and some bugs that get in your living room rugs. Change the bag of your vacuum cleaner regularly.
One of the ways that you can kill hornets, wasps or bees around your house is to spray them with hairspray. There are many chemicals in hairspray that will not only kill insects, but repel them as well.
The beginning is the place to start. Pests invade a home because it has something they need to survive. Pests are coming into your home due to food, water, or enough shelter. Eliminating any entrances to your home and securing any food sources is the first step to dealing with the problem.
It is quite difficult to eliminate bedbugs because they can hide in out-of-the-way places. Seal off escape hatches before you poison bedbugs. This prevents pest from running out from them once the extermination is done.
Get rid of the standing water around your home. Many pests, including mosquitoes, love stagnant water. Check for pipes that are leaking and trays you use for plants. All pests need water to to survive in your home.
Mint can help in your battle against mice. Plant mint outside around your home’s foundation. It will keep mice from wanting to settle in there. Place mint leaves around any known area that is begin overrun by rodents. This will keep mice away a lot of the time, but you have to use fresh mint leaves.
Outside lights have their advantages but you should know these lights will attract pests. If outdoor lights are necessary, use yellow, orange or pink bulbs to keep pests at bay.
Are rodents coming into your home? You need to look at your home’s exterior for small openings that animals can squeeze through. Fill any cracks you find with scouring pads, or fill them with poison. You can use a strong-smelling repellent like mustard oil to keep them at bay.
Make sure that you do not include rat poison in your pest control regimen if you have a dog or cat. If a dog or cat catches the sick rodent or starts playing with one that’s dead, it may consume the poison too. These types of bait are also inappropriate if you have children. They can mistake the pellets for candy.
Whether your rent or own your home outright, you do not want to share your space with pests. Tell pests that they are no longer welcome in your home. You deserve to live in a home free of all pesky pests.