5 Instant Solutions for Pest Control
One of the fastest and easiest ways to get rid of a pesky housefly is with a flyswatter that you can buy at a store for about $1.00. A flyswatter can also smash other insects or arachnids quickly. If you don’t have a flyswatter handy, then improvise by rolling up a newspaper or magazine to swat a pest. After smashing a spider or insect, you need to use a paper towel to pick it up for disposal in a trash can. It is also a good idea to sanitize the area where the pest was smashed to remove debris that stains surfaces or leaves an odor.
Two: Citronella Oil
Citronella grass has a lemony scent that helps to repel insects such as mosquitoes to avoid bites that can lead to illnesses. Several manufacturers make citronella-scented candles to place on picnic tables. You can also buy citronella oil to pour in bottles to spray on surfaces such as windowsills. In addition to repelling mosquitoes, citronella also helps to prevent invasions of houseflies, fleas and lice. There are also citronella-based shampoos, laundry detergents and bath soaps that help to prevent insect bites.
Three: Dim the Lights
Many insects are attracted to bright lights at night, but if you turn off exterior porch lights, then mosquitoes and lightning bugs will avoid a home. For additional protection from insects, also remember to close a home’s draperies to keep pests from flying toward a building’s windows in the evening. When you need to keep light bulbs burning outside a home, choose colors such as blue or yellow that insects will avoid.
If you have rodents inside a home, then you need to find an instant way to eradicate the rats or mice. Mousetraps are an effective way to capture and eliminate rodent pests quickly. You can find sticky traps or snap traps at local stores to get rid of rodents that leave infectious waste and pathogens on a home’s surfaces. Make sure to not touch the traps or rodents with your bare hands after a capture but use a long tool to pick up the item before placing it in a trash bag.
Five: Natural Predators
To eliminate rodents that enter a home, have family pets such as dogs or cats. Cats that can go outside a home located in the country are especially valuable because many mice and rats live in farm fields. If you live in an area where there are numerous ticks that carry Lyme disease, then keep guinea fowl on a property because this species of bird consumes this pest. To eliminate cockroaches, buy a pet gecko lizard that enjoys eating this insect.
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