Seeing creatures lurking about the house is irksome. Perhaps exterminators come to your home from time to time but you still have pests? Maybe that pest control service is a bit expensive? Keep on reading to learn how you can take get rid of pests yourself.
Be cautious when trying to eliminate bed bugs. Bedbugs don’t have to eat for a whole year. You need to plug all holes in the home. They cannot hide there then.
Bedbugs are sneaky little creatures that are hard to kill. Always seal holes if you are going to be ‘bug bombing’. This will ensure that bedbugs cannot get to an area of the house you are not exterminating.
Are you dealing with ants? Mix borax and sugar to eliminate them. The sweet sugar attracts ants and the borax then kills them. Get a jar, and mix borax and sugar in equal quantities. Sprinkle the mixture around your home.
Put some mint around the house to keep mice away. Mint plants surrounding your home’s foundation helps out greatly. This will make the mice find another home that has less aversive stimuli. When you sprinkle mint leaves in various areas of your home, it will keep mice away. Mint leaves effectively repel mice if they are fresh.
Eliminate fallen trees from your yard. Cut them up and use the pieces for firewood. You can use it, sell it or just give it away. You need to get rid of the stump as well. Stumps are pieces of wood that have died, and termites love them.
You may be concerned about rodents entering your house. You might need to look at the outside of your home for places they may be getting in. Cover these openings with scouring pads or use poison in these areas. In a few cases you can use odor repellents like mustard oil.
Are you the owner of a camper or travel trailer? If so, this is a prime target for rodents. Many natural remedies can keep them out of your camper. Smaller bags of repellent can smell good and do not have a poisonous effect, yet can keep mice away.
You should now feel empowered to take care of your pest problem on your own. Get rid of these pests for good. You can do it, so you should feel more in power. Utilize all you’ve learned, and begin crafting a plan for getting rid of pests. You are ready to deal with the problem now.