Solid Pest Control Tips And Tricks For You
Do you hear things scurrying around your home at night as you lie down to sleep? Are there noises that only occur when the lights go out? Renters and homeowners that discover a pest issue need to deal with it promptly, as it won't go away by itself. The following tips will help you hit the ground running as you formulate a pest control strategy.
If you are seeing a large number of bugs indoors, slowly circle the perimeter of your house. Try to find any small openings where bugs could get in. Look closely near your chimney and the siding. If you locate a hole, buy silicone caulk and get the area fixed to the best of your ability.
Try a do-it-yourself spray. If you can't afford to have a professional service come out to spray your home for pest prevention, try any of the number of pest control sprays available at local hardware and box stores. Most come in easy-to-use bottles with trigger spray nozzles that allow you to spray around the foundation and windows of your home, both inside and out.
Kill ants around your home using an easy-to-make home concoction. Combine borax and sugar in a jar in a 1:1 ratio. Sprinkle the mixture around the outside of your home at its foundation and anywhere else you've noticed ants. The sugar will attract the ants, while the borax will kill them.
Check your local building authority and ordinances for available options for pest control. Using chemicals that are banned can do you an injustice if you put your home on the market. Although this doesn't happen often, this should motivate you to do some research on which methods of pest control have been approved in your area.
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. If an inspector checks your house on his own, he is only able to confirm that you are about one-third free of termites. Trained dogs can verify your entire home's safety. They will notice methane gas, which can come from termites consuming the wood in your home.
Remove full garbage from the home immediately. Garbage left sitting around for too long is one of the main reasons for pest invasions into a home. The minute your garbage is full (or even if it isn't but it's been out for awhile), remove it from your living area and place it in the proper receptacle for pick up.
Be sure to close up any openings by which rodents could enter your home. This is especially important before winter, when rodents will be looking for a warm spot to take shelter. Look for cracks and holes of all sizes around the windows, vents and foundation of your home. Some small rodents need less than a quarter inch to squeeze into your home.
You now have the information you need to start a war with the pests in your home. Make it fun, and save yourself some money if you can by using the tips you've learned in this article. It's time to take over, and you can take matters out of the hands of the bugs.
Cockroaches scuttle across counter at 'worst takeaway council has seen in 30 years'
A cockroach infestation and uncovered food were just a few of the disgusting failings food inspectors found in what they've called their worst case in 30 years.
The visit from environmental health officers to Love Krispy in Wythenshawe was carried out when the takeaway was open.
It uncovered what the council called 'an extensive cockroach infestation throughout the premises', with them found scuttling across the counter and in pizza delivery bags.
An uncovered bucket of mayonnaise was spotted standing in a pool of raw chicken juices.
The council said it also identified 'evidence of serious cross contamination issues' with ready-to-eat foods stored next to raw meat.
Officers found live cockroaches in and around pizza delivery bags, on the floor around drinks cans and on cooking equipment, including the pizza oven.