Here is a trick to try to catch all the pesky silverfish in your house at once. Leave a wet newspaper out while you sleep. The silverfish will be attracted to the humid newspaper during the night. Grab the silverfish quickly and toss them into an outdoor trash container.
Recycling can attract pests. To prevent this, the best choice is to store these bins outside of the house. If you cannot do it, keep the items rinsed out. A sealed container is the best option to help keep pests away from your recycling and garbage areas. Ask your neighbors to help with the pest problem. In some areas, you neighbors will be experiencing the same problems with pests that you are. It’s possible to rid your home of pests only to have those that live next door move over to your place. If you are serious about ridding your home of pests, you should at least try to get those near you involved too. If your home has lots of flying bugs, then kill them with hairspray. Perfume can also be effective; however, you should use caution to ensure that you don’t get the perfume in your eyes. Both products are flammable, so don’t use them near an open flame! Use this as a good quick fix when you’re without any bug spray.
You need to educate yourself about pest control to make sure you use the most appropriate technique. Read about the pest’s diet, what can kill it, and how it breeds. When you know what you’re dealing with, you are better able to form a plan.
If you are having problems with pests, don’t worry and just crack a cold one. Alcohol can serve to repel pests from your home. Simply put some beer on your garden’s dirt to prevent pests from eating away at your garden. If you prefer, you can bury a can of beer in the ground just leaving its lip at ground level to help kill slugs and snails.
When you are using pesticides, make sure that you follow the directions that are on the label. While it might seem that using more of a product will give you better results, that us not true. Most of the time all using more will do is endanger the health of anyone that comes in contact with it. Be sure to store dry goods in sealed plastic storage canisters. Most dry goods are in boxes and/or bags, which means that they can be accessed by pests easily. Shift dry goods to airtight containers when you bring them home. This method prevents pests from entering your food, and it always keeps your food fresh for a longer period of time. One thing you can try to get rid of insects is caulking any cracks that you find around the house. While sprays and other pesticides, like foggers, are effective, their reach is limited. They cannot reach into the walls of your home or into very small spaces. Anywhere a pest can enter, caulk it up, including openings around pipes and where moldings butt up against ceilings and floors. Use the appropriately sized trap. A trap built for a large raccoon won’t work for a tiny chipmunk. Sometimes the weight of the animal is what makes the trap operate correctly after they get inside. However, if the trap is not triggered because the animal did not weigh enough, you will just be feeding the pest and you will not catch anything in your trap.