Pests at home or at work pose a variety of problems, including disease transmission and general annoyance. Although ridding your home of pests is not easy, it is something that you must do. If you make use of the pest control tips you are about to read, you can make life miserable for the pests in your home using products from Brody Chemical.
Make a simple fruit fly trap using a 2-liter bottle and some cider vinegar or wine. Cut the bottle in half, and invert the top inside the bottom half, like a funnel. Add an inch or so of your chosen liquid, leaving a bit of space between it and the opening of the bottle. The flies can enter, but they cannot fly out and will drown.
Keep your home as clean as possible. Even though this will not keep pests away, you at least will not be giving them an incentive to stick around. Many pests can smell food from a good distance away. If you want to do whatever you can to reduce your pest problem you should be diligent in keeping your house tidy.
Make sure that your house is sealed at all times so that the bugs from the outside cannot get in. You can place a rubber barrier under your doormat, which is a common entryway of bugs from the outside. This will help to seal your house so that bugs cannot come in and disrupt you.
Mix equal parts of sugar and borax together for an all natural pest control. Place the concoction into a glass jar and punch holes in the lid for a reusable container. Sprinkle the all-natural product along the outside of your house. Ants will be attracted to the concoction and will carry it back to their nest effectively ridding your home of ants.
Avoid using wood chips and straw around the outside of your house when doing gardening or other outdoor hobbies/activities. Pests tend to be drawn to these substances and will eat them or try to live in them. You should consider using stone or rock whenever possible to avoid having issues.
Remember that as much as your houseplants might bring life to your home, some of that life might be pests. If you suspect that they are infested with aphids, spray your houseplants regularly with a solution of soap and water. That should be enough to manage the pest problem without exposing your plants and home to insecticides.
Have you seen rodents in your home? Look around the outside of your home for any small crevices they could be crawling through. Use scouring pads and poison to fill such cracks. Often, something like mustard oil will be enough to keep the rodents at bay.
If you have children, explain to them the rules around the house for eating. Make sure that you designate only one area of the home for eating to help reduce any infestations that you may have. If all members of the house are responsible for what they do, you will have less of a pest problem.
Remove dead trees and shrubbery. If you let these dead plants just sit around, you are begging for pests to hang out around your home. Instead, be proactive and remove them the minute you can. If it’s not a full tree, but simply a few branches, cut them off immediately.
Try using hairspray to kill any flying insects. Hairspray is inherently safe for you, your family and your precious pets, but it works wonders on insects. The spray sticks to them disabling them from flying to food or water. This is particularly useful for fighting bees that fly into your home.
Pest infestations are annoying as well as a hazardous to your health. Thus, prompt action is required. Use the tips above to help you locate, control and hopefully eliminate the pests that are bothering you.