Precision Pest Management

Published: 08th May 2020
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Do not let your pest control problem cause you too much stress. There are dozens of different pests that will quickly exploit any opening into your home. It is very possible for anyone to have a pest issue. This article will go over some of the ways you can use pest control to get rid of pests.

Check your local building authority and ordinances for available options for pest control. Spraying down a locally banned chemical can backfire if you try and sell your home later. This happens only rarely, but it is still wise to seek out pest control products that are legal and effective.

If you need to make doubly sure that no termites remain in your home, use a termite-sniffing dog to check for the presence of termites. Qualified humans are only able to tell you if one-third of the house is termite-free. A dog that is trained to sniff them out can cover 100% of your home. These dogs can pick up the scent of methane gas which is caused by termites.

You should never purchase a home before having it inspected by a professional beforehand. There are some easy signs of infestation, but you won't truly know what pest hide in your insulation or underneath your home until you leave it for several days.

If you want to know for sure that termites are infesting your home, get a trained dog to sniff them out, not just a human. A human that looks for termites may only be able to see if a third or so of your house is safe. A dog with the right training is able to check about 100 percent of the house. Methane is in the air and they can smell it.

If you have a chronic rat or mice problem, pay special care when planting trees around your home. Keep them a good distance away from your house. Rodents can actually climb the trees and gain access to the home through the roof. A good rule of thumb is to plant trees no less than 15 feet from the edge of your house.

Allow mosquitoes no place to hang out around your home. Eliminate standing water anyplace you can. Mosquitoes are known to be in places with as little water as what is inside of a can of food.

Are rodents coming into your home? Always look at your home's exterior to find small cracks and openings. Fill any cracks you find with scouring pads, or fill them with poison. In some cases, an odor repellent such as mustard oil will work.

One effective pest control method is the use of electronic pest repellents. They can be plugged in each room and let off a noise that repels rodents. Although they are audible to humans, they are not harmful to humans or pets in anyway. Because rodents hate the noise, they will not remain in an area where it is present.

Allow mosquitoes no place to hang out around your home. Drain kiddie pools and buckets that are sitting on your property. Mosquitoes can breed in almost any amount of standing water, so get rid of it near your home.

One thing you can try to get rid of insects is caulking any cracks that you find around the house. The foggers and sprays people use don't reach in the hard to find places. Seal the moldings around the sink, pipes, and where the wall meets your floor with caulk to prevent bugs from exiting and entering.

Ask your neighbors to assist with pest eradication efforts. Urban dwellers are sure to share pest issues with those around them. In addition, you may solve your pest issue, but then inherit the same problem as your neighbor shortly afterwards. If all of your neighbors get on board, you will have the greatest chance of permanently eliminating your pest problem.

If you going to be using pesticides, you should always read and follow the package directions very carefully. Don't use more than what the directions say to use. All this will do is produce an unhealthy environment for those in the area.

If bugs keep invading your home, inspect every inch of your home and apply caulk to every single crack you find. Sprays and foggers can't reach deep inside walls and behind cabinets where bugs reside and hide. So, seal these areas off to prevent bugs. Use caulk around drain entry points, at molding spaces and any other small areas where bug can come in.

As you're now able to see, it's very possible to get rid of pests permanently from a home. You don't need to try things that are simply ineffective anymore. Apply the information from this article to take your house back. Get to work as soon as you can!

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