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Published: 08th May 2020
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Most homeowners encounter some kind of pest problem at one time or another. To keep pests out of your home, it's important to know how to handle the problem. When you have the right information, you can avoid invasion from pests.

If you have a issue with spiders, such as the brown recluse, use some traps. The spiders are poisonous, and they like to hide in deep holes where chemicals cannot reach them. They like to emerge at night to seek food. To enhance your chances of catching them, places traps behind your furniture and close to the walls.

DO you have a fruit fly issue? You may be breeding them right in your home. To see if your drains are breeding grounds for fruit flies simply place plastic wrap over your drain. After a few days, check to see if your drains have fruit flies. If you see some fruit flies, boil some water and pour it down the drain or use a drain cleaner. This should eradicate the fruit fly problem.

Always have new homes inspected by a trained professional. There is now way of knowing the type of pest is actually hiding unless you've stayed inside the home.

Remember that bed bugs are a tricky pest to treat. Bedbugs do not have to eat for a full year. You need to plug all holes in the home. You will prevent them from hiding in there.

If you are dealing with bedbugs, be wary. Bedbugs do not have to eat for a full year. This is the reason it is important to close off all holes in your home's walls and floors. Bedbugs will disappear if they have nowhere to hide.

Don't leave leaks in the water system unattended. Pests like water and it's how they survive. If there is a drip far away, they can sense it. Don't let this small problem lead to larger disasters involving pests within the home. Do a little work and save yourself from having to deal with bugs or rodents in your home.

Outdoor lighting can attract pests, so try to keep this to a minimum. If you are using outdoor lighting, switch to light bulbs that are orange or yellow.

If a tree falls on your property, quickly remove it. Make firewood out of the trunk and branches. You can use the firewood yourself or give it to friends. Do not neglect to get rid of the stump, as well. Stumps are pieces of wood that have died, and termites love them.

You need to think of how pests are getting into a house. For instance, your window may have a tiny gap that allows spiders in or your pets may bring outdoor bugs in. When you find the method of entry, you can deal with the problem and keep the bugs out.

Pests are attracted to drains. Liquid pipe cleaner and snakes are effective at ridding your drain of pests, and should be used regularly. When things accumulate in drains, pests can easily burrow up in there and make it their home.

If you are fighting a rodent war, they love food. Any kind of tasty food can be used in traps. You can always use food that is no longer good as well.

Examine your foundation and your walls to see if there are any cracks. As the house settles, cracks and fissures can develop. Pest can enter your home through these cracks. Inspect your ceiling too. There may be little cracks there where pests come in.

Exterior lights can attract pests. Put the lights a bit further from your house. Use a light that is less attractive to pests, like an orange or yellow bulb.

Hairspray can be used to kill flying insects. Your pets can tolerate this treatment, while the pests find it lethal. Hairspray will stick to them so that they can't reach water or food. If you have a bee flying around, this method can help prevent it from getting too close to you.

As mentioned before, attracting pests is often much simpler than eliminating them. Hopefully, you've learned what you need to know about pest control. If you already have a serious pest problem, you should probably call in a contractor to deal with it.

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