Pests are any creature that causes inconvenience to us or causes damage to our bodies or homes. Pests come in many different forms and can be an irritating burden we have to bear during our lives as homeowners. However, now that the spring is finally here, it is time to start up the fight against pests all over again and make sure that they stay away from our home and garden. If you want to tackle pests this year, here are some small things you can do this weekend.
Rid Your Home Of Pests This Spring
Check for mosquito eggs
Mosquitos are a creature which will usually plague our spaces during 5 summer months. If you knew that they were here all along you could do something to stop them before they hatch. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in damp areas of the garden or outside the house. You will want to inspect different areas of your property for these little pests.
While you are up on the roof this spring cleaning out the gutters, make sure you check for eggs too. This is a common breeding ground for mosquitoes. Don’t worry though, you won’t need to carry out an emergency roof repair. You simply need to clean the area thoroughly to make sure the eggs are gone. Also make sure you check your pond, birdbath, and other wet areas.
Say goodbye to roaches
Cockroaches are one of those pests which many people hate so much that if they see one, they will move. However, you can get rid of cockroaches in your home before they start to breed by getting them drunk. Yes, you read that right. Cockroaches love alcohol because of the natural sugar it contains. Next time you are at the store grab a cheap bottle of wine, pour it into a dish and leave it out in an area where you suspect the roaches to be. You will notice that the cockroaches will try to drink the wine, fall into the dish and drown.
Rid your home of bats
If you are ever on the top floor of your home and notice that it smells strong and disgusting, you may be homing a family of bats in the roof. While you cannot do anything about these creatures yourself; you can call a professional who will come to your home and assess the situation to see whether or not they are causing harm to your home. They will either have to leave the bats or they will take them away.
Scare your spiders
Although we tend to see spiders more in the autumn and wintertime, they are inside our walls all year round. If you hate spiders being in the house, you are not alone. However, spiders are not actually a pest like the others on this list. This is because they don’t harm your home or body. Spiders are innocent lodgers who hang around in the house because it is warm and will actually hunt other pests on this list for you. If you hate the thought of spiders coming out into the open, place a walnut in the corner of the room to deter them.
Get rid of wasps
Wasps are a pest that is more dangerous than many of the ones on this list because they will attack you if you get too close to them. When a wasp chooses your wall to build a nest on, you are likely going to see a lot of the creatures around your home. To prevent this from happening you can hang strong-smelling herbs like rosemary outside the house and this will deter them from building a nest. If they are already established though, you can kill them by trapping them with a soda bottle and then call a professional to remove the rest.
Keep ants away
Ants are a pest that will steal food from your home and they are simply annoying to have around. The thing to know is that ants hate strong-smelling spices. If you sprinkle some cinnamon on your cabinets and in areas where you see ants coming in, this will stop them from entering the house. It means that you will be able to go about your business without ants pestering and invading your space. You can also find the nest in your garden and kill the bugs with a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. This will bubble up and react to kill the ants quickly, leaving you will no problems.
Now you are armed with great information to relieve yourself from the nuisance pests that come with having a home. These simple and easy tips will help you live pest-free. Do you have other options you use to control pests in your home and garden? Please share them below.