Control The Pests In Your Home And Yard With These Tips

It may feel overwhelming if you have pests living in your home. A lot of the time you'll think they're growing in numbers even while you're doing everything possible. Keep reading this article if you feel this way.

Do fruit flies start coming back after you get rid of them? Your drain could be causing your pest problem. Place plastic wrap over your drain, keep it there for a handful of days, and see if any flies have begun appearing. If you do see them, some boiling hot water poured into the drain and a brisk scrub should eliminate them once and for all. This should rid your drains of fruit flies.

If you would like to figure out if you have termites, have a dog with training sniff for them, instead of just a human. Qualified humans are only able to tell you if one-third of the house is termite-free. A dog with the right training is able to check about 100 percent of the house. They smell for the methane gas that is a byproduct of termites eating wood.

Properly store food to help deter pests. Pests are always looking for food, and if they can smell it, they will be drawn to it. When the trash is full, take it out immediately. Pests love the smell of trash.

New screens are a great way to keep out pests. Having your screens rip-free and properly secured will keep flying pests out as well as crawling pests too. If your screens have holes in them, then you should immediately repair them so that you prevent any kind of bugs from entering.

Bedbugs are tough to eliminate due to their ability to hide. All holes should be sealed before beginning any type of 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.

Inspect your home for standing water which may be in hidden areas. Pests are very attracted to standing water. Fix leaky pipes and check the water trays under any 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.

Having some outdoor lights is great for entertainment purposes, or to keep away strangers, but it's also seen as a fantastic way to keep pests around. Use pink, orange or yellow bulbs outdoors, as these colors are less attractive to insects.

Check your home's plumbing for issues if you have a pest problem. Make sure your pipes are unplugged. This includes both your indoor and outdoor plumbing. This organic buildup attracts many insects. Check your drains every month.

Throwing pests out of a home is not any fun. For some people, this process can take months or even years in order to completely eliminate these creatures. The tips you've read will help you eliminate the pests. By doing this, you can finally enjoy sleeping in a pest-free home.

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This article was published on 19 Apr 2014 and has been viewed 1386 times
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