DIY Pest Control

19 May 2017
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There are so many different things that you have to worry about as a home owner. You want to make sure that the house that you put so much money into is always in really good shape. One problem that a lot of people find with a home is pest invasion. It does not matter whether the pest is an insect or a rodent, you do not want to have these little guests destroying your home. There are a few things that you can do to your home that will make your home much less appealing to the pests, but if you find they have invaded you can also do a few things to kill them on your own before you call a company, like Eagle Pest Eliminators.


There is no doubt that you keep your home clean, but one thing that you are going to want to do is deep clean your kitchen. You are going to want to make sure that you deep clean your cupboards and pantry. Any type of food is going to be a magnet to pests. You may want to try to clean with materials that are scented with mint or citrus as most pests are going to be repelled by those scents. 


If you are dealing with rodents or insects there are also poisons that you can place around the home. If it is insects with an exoskeleton then you will be able to use diatomaceous earth as a poison. This is a eco-friendly calcareous algae that actually punctures the exoskeleton and forces the insect to dehydrate and die. If you are dealing with rodents there are many different poisons that you can use to kill the little beasties. These need to be used carefully as the poison can also be toxic to humans. 

Tighten Up The House

When you find that you have a problem with pests, a very good thing to do is tighten up the home's foundation. If you are having a problem with rodents then they are getting into your house somehow, and most of the time it is through cracks in your foundation. You should first cut back any shrubbery from your home, and then look for large cracks. When you find the cracks, fill them with grout. Then you are going to want to seal the inside and the outside of the foundation with a good sealant. You will be able to find a good sealant at any home improvement store.