Did you discover that something is living in your cupboards? Have you heard sounds at night that you haven’t noticed in the past? If the answer to these questions is yes, then it is likely that you have pests in your home. This article contains just the information that you need to get rid of pests for good.
It is important that you are aware of local building ordinances when it comes to which treatments you can use to eliminate pests. Using banned chemicals can affect a home sale later on. While this is pretty rare in occurrence, it does give you motivation to research what pest control methods are approved and successful in your community.
Use a perimeter spray if you want to keep bugs away from your home. Try spraying your foundation, porch, steps, doors, and windows. If you see suspicious cracks that could allow pests enter your home, spray them, too! Use caulk or something similar to seal these areas.
To definitively learn whether you have termites, use a trained dog. If an inspector checks your house on his own, he is only able to confirm that you are about one-third free of termites. A dog that is trained to sniff them out can cover 100% of your home. These dogs sniff out methane gas, which directly comes from termites eating your wood.
Check to see if your windows or screens are cracked or ripped as insects can easily penetrate any inconsistencies in your infrastructure. If you see that a seal has been broken, make sure that you fix this or get it replaced immediately so that it does not become an issue in the future.
Before you attempt to get rid of any pests, you must identify them. Not knowing what kind of pests you’re dealing with can lead to using ineffective methods or methods that make the situation worse. By properly identifying the type of pests you’re dealing with, you can develop control measures that can get rid of them.
Vacuuming your home on a weekly basis is the best way to get rid of pest. Use your vacuum on your mattress too if you have bed bugs. Replace the vacuum bag regularly and invest in a quality carpet cleaning mousse if you want to disinfect your entire home efficiently.
Carpenter ants are attracted to damp wood; therefore, if you notice an increase in carpenter ants, check your pipes and roof for leaks. Once you have found where your problem is located, fix the leak and replace the wood to help quickly rid your home of carpenter ants. You may also want to call in a pest-control expert to treat your home.
Compare exterminator costs. There are different factors that go into different estimates, so find out what they are. You want to make sure that the person you hire can get rid of these pests for good. However, sometimes that will cost a little more. Do your research before hiring someone.
You should now be prepared to eliminate those pests from your home. Use what you have learned above and take back your home. It will not be the easiest thing, but the effort will be worth it when you have your home to yourself again.