Pest Control

Home Pest Control Methods


We all know that one of the major problems that we can face when we own a house are the pests that may be lurking on the insides of our walls. And even though we try all we can to keep all the pests away, this problem may require a little persistence and ingenuity on your part.

So why not try using do-it-yourself home pest control methods which are definitely healthier for you and the environment before you resort to using deadly spray or products?

There are many home pest control methods that can prevent or minimize the possibility of pests making our house their home. Here are some home remedy pest control methods that are tough and effective.

Preventive Pest Control is the Best Home Pest Control Method:

Because of lack of moisture outside, many pests will find ways to get inside your house to look for the moisture that they need in order to live. In colder areas, as the weather gets colder, insects, rodents, and pests will survey your home very carefully, looking for that tiny crevice, crack, or opening to find their way inside to warmth and shelter.

So it is in your best interest to practice home pest control by inspecting your house and plugging the holes before the rodents find them.

The number one do-it-yourself home pest control tip…

…is to seal all the cracks in your home exterior to help keep pests such as ants, insects, and cockroaches from getting inside your house. Making sure that doors and windows are always closed and properly sealed with tight-fitting screens and weather stripping is a great home pest control do it yourself project which can save you a lot of insect and pest invasion and grief.

Next, check over every inch of your house. If cement walls around basement windows are beginning to fall apart, repair the cracks before the insects get into the cracks. At hardware stores you can probably find small packages of ready-to-mix high grade cement for small jobs and crevices. Remember, a mouse does not require much space to crawl its way inside the house.

Then check the eves for possible rotting and holes where birds and squirrels can find their way inside the building. Those of you who have openings on your gable ends, make sure raccoons or other small animals cannot force their way into your attic because the screening or covering is weak or torn. You don’t ever want to end up with a raccoon in your attic… nor in your false/extra chimney for that matter. So be sure the chimney also has a proper cover protecting it.

At one time I had no cover protecting my extra chimney, and a mother raccoon decided to have her babies at the bottom of my chimney. The only way I could get the mother to move her brood off my property was to pour at least 8 boxes of moth balls down that chimney. She finally couldn’t stand the smell, and she did move her babies.

However, she did come back in the fall to try to get into the house and the chimney. By that time I had put a cover on the chimney; however, she tried her best to take it off. She also tried to remove the heavy wire screening I had nailed on my gable ends where before there had been just a screen used for ventilation. It took me three years to get her to stay away from my house. So to avoid that type of problem, follow the tips given above and don’t wait till it’s too late to begin using home remedy pest control techniques.

Another great do-it-yourself home remedy pest control tip…

…is to keep all foods sealed and refrigerated once people have finished eating. Keeping leftovers sealed and refrigerated prevents attracting smaller pests from coming inside the home looking for food and thus perhaps spreading harmful bacteria.

A third do-it-yourself home pest control tip…

…deals with clothes storage. If you are storing your clothes, consider placing them in a plastic container to keep fabric pests from breeding or staying in your clothes.

Moth balls buried in and among your clothes or having small pieces of cedar wood tucked here and there in your closet or plastic storage bag is a home remedy pest control method which can do a great job of keeping pests such as moths and other fabric pests from settling in and making your clothes their food and home.

A fourth and easy home pest control…

…is to keep the inside of your home spic-and-span clean (insects hate cleaning products). In addition, remove from around or near your home all debris, stones, bricks, extra tall grass, and piles of junk which can serve as a good home for pests, insects, and rodents. You certainly don’t want these around or near your house.

Oh, one last home pest control. Mice have been known to scoot inside the house via an open door which someone had forgotten to close. (Children tend to do this — run out and leave the door open). So especially in the fall when the weather begins to get colder, monitor your doors and keep the critters out.

If you follow all these home pest control tips, it is guaranteed that your house will not only be pest or insect free but also very clean and healthier for you and your family.

To save you from worry or stress over unwanted “critters” in your house, do these little home pest control jobs in early fall before it’s too late..

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