Pests like rodents, insects and raccoons, are a common problem faced by every household sooner or later. Although they are an unwanted burden and a bother you need not worry! Some easy yet effective tips mentioned below can help you get rid of these creatures.
There are different tricks to tackle different types of pests. So be sure to read the correct guide for your unique problem.
Ants: To keep ants away make a mixture of sugar and borax, one cup each. Make the mixture in a glass quart jar and punch holes in the lid of the jar. Now sprinkle this mixture in each and every corner of the house, outdoors and indoors. Borax poisons ants and to attract ants to it you need to have sugar in the mixture. Carpenter ants are attracted to damp wood. These can be avoided by making sure that there is no leak in windowsills, the roof or pipes.
Cockroaches: To get rid of cockroaches sprinkle the borax mixture in the bathroom cabinets and also in the kitchen. Don’t sprinkle in areas within the reach of children and pets.
In the event you have wasps, bees, hornet or any other insect use insect spray or even hair spray will do the job.
Fleas: Vacuum rugs thoroughly before spraying the house. After you are done cleaning throw away the dust bags.
Mosquitoes: make sure you keep the bird bath’s water clean. Make it a habit to change it every three days. This will prevent mosquitoes from collecting.
Centipedes: If there are centipedes in your house this mean there are other insects present as well. This is because centipedes prey on other insects so if they are in the house, it is for the other insects.
Termites: Holes in the wood indicate termite presence in the house.
If you live in a multi-unit area individual efforts won’t pay off. These pests can travel from one apartment to the others. An entire building sweep is required. An effective pest control company can be a good choice for to get rid of the pest problem.
Raccoons and Rodents:
- Mousetrap: Peanut butter and raw bacon are two useful baits. For peanut butter apply it on the trigger of the trap and make sure it has hardened before you set the trap. Tie bacon on the trigger of the trap.
- Raccoons: mustard oil is a useful repellent for raccoons. Wait for the raccoon to leave and then cover the entry point. Seal all possible openings that they can enter through. Keep poison in holes and cracks of the house. You can also stuff them with some wool, steel or a scouring pad.
- Use a compound mixture to seal the spaces and holes coupled with fragments of steel wool.
The suggestions made here are a sure thing to get rid of the pest problem. These useful tips help you keep pests and hence your worries away! Try them and you will be amazed at how useful they all are.
The author Ben suggests useful tips to keep your house free from pests. Ben writes for Eclipse Pest Control- Brisbane Pest Control, which is an effective pest control company.
November 13, 2013 - 3:19 PM