Spring Pest Control Tips
If pests are a concern for you and you’d like to see to it that you have to deal with pests as little as possible, then you will be pleased to know that there are some very basic things you can do to keep pests at bay, and/or to rid your home of pests if you already have an infestation. Interested in learning how? Read up on these seven great pest control tips:
Seal off entry ways. Pests may enter your home in a number of different places. Common entry ways are cracks around the doors and windows, holes and crevices in the walls, and through the foundation. Inspect for possible pest entry points and seal them off.
Standing water. The most common cause of mosquito infestation is standing water outside. This could be anything from the kiddie pool behind the house to that tiny puddle of water in your driveway. Any water that has been sitting for a long period of time in a mosquito zone will become a mosquito breeding ground at one point or another. Investigate your yard for culprits and clean them up immediately.
Baiting. If you find that your home is already host to a pest colony, then you can take some do-it-yourself measures to rid your home of the pests by baiting them. Simply purchase the appropriate bait at any local hardware store and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Borax. Borax is a great insect poison. If you have roaches in the house, sprinkle it where you know they hang out (and where you know children and/or animals won’t be playing). For ants, mix borax with sugar and sprinkle the mixture around the perimeter of your foundation. The sugar will attract the ants, and the borax will poison them.
Don’t feed pests. Pests need food to survive. What’s more is that they are often invited into your home by the pleasant scent of food. Make sure there are no food sources that can attract pests in your home.
Warm and moist environments. Remember that most pests thrive in dank environments. Go through your home and do your best to make sure you’re not hosting a pest hot-spot. Every space, even those you don’t see on a day-to-day basis, should have ample ventilation and should be free of standing water.
Traps. Don’t forget that not all pests are insects. Rodents are common pests, and you can go a long way in controlling them by setting traps in all those dark hideouts where rodents can be found.
Of course, the simplest and easiest way to control pests is to enlist the help of professionals. Contact Allied Exterminators Termite & Pest Control by phone, at 281-353-4427, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.