We all like to satisfy our winter needs for a warm, safe place with plenty of food in the pantry. But so do rodents and other animals. When these pests intrude on our property, it becomes a situation much like kicking out the unwelcome kid next door who is constantly coming over and staying past dinner, and insists on using everything in your house for his own purposes. There are several types of animals to watch out for as it gets colder: rats, mice, raccoons, and opossums.
You thought raising a child was hard enough as it is. After all, it was your first baby, and before you gave birth, you were mostly used to having time for yourself and your husband. You enjoyed your work as a financial analyst for one of the citys most well-known investment firms. When not in the office, you liked staying at home and spending quiet evenings with your man. He didnt like to cook, but you adored it, so that kind of evened things out. You would prepare meat loaf or beef casserole or pasta with a serving of Caesar salad, depending on what you were in the mood for, or how much time you had.
Proper maintenance and program for termite control should be adopted to preserve the home. This can be done through annual maintenance and periodic inspection of every surface of buildings structure.
Glue-boards are traps that use non-drying glue to capture and hold down rodents. These traps can be placed under tables, furniture, next to walls, refrigerators, or any place where you suspect rodent activity. Glue-boards are designed to get the rodent stuck on the board so that they cannot escape. Like the snap traps, glue-boards can pose health problems if rats’ bodies are pulled apart and exposed in your home.
You may also prepare some homemade pesticides for controlling pests. You may come across several organic gardening pest control recipes, that can be prepared with some of the common household materials. You may prepare an homemade organic pesticide by mixing water and garlic powder. Hot chili peppers are also effective for controlling pests. Take two cups of water and mix it with a paste made of half cup of chopped chili peppers. Allow it to sit for a day and after that strain the mixture and combine with two tablespoons of dish soap (without bleach). This solution is said to be excellent for controlling bugs. You must gain a thorough knowledge about the specific pest control methods relevant for your crop, beforehand. It will be better to contact a horticulturist, who can guide you in this task.
For bird control exterminators on a budget there are an almost endless number of bird scare products currently on the market. They discourage birds from landing on trees, overhangs, gazebos, patios, eaves, pool areas, and other areas. They include iridescent reflective foil or flash tape and inflatable balloons imprinted with lifelike reflective predator eyes and markings. Some bird repellers have iridescent foil eyes to scare away birds by day and glow-in-the-dark backsides to keep them away at night.
If you have a problem with ground hogs or gophers fill their holes and tunnels with water by putting your garden hose down their hole and turn it on full blast. After you do this two or three times the ground hog or gopher will move on to some where more friendly. You should always fill their holes back in but before you do spray it full of capsaicin spray and the powerful pepper spray will encourage them to move on.
Prevention is critical. That means getting any wood away from the soil. Termites look for easy ways in. When you have untreated wood against the soil, it is like opening the front door. There are physical barriers you can put up that will prevent them from penetrating. There are also chemical barriers you can use as well. Taking precautions before the invasion is always better than dealing with an invasion. Pest control experts can help you prevent as well as destroy termite predators.