Spring is around the corner, which means the battle of the bugs will soon ensue. Not sure what weapons you need in your arsenal? Don’t worry — a little DIY pest control knowledge will prepare you for battle in no time.
Pests can be a nuisance for your home and family. Fortunately, you don’t always have to call a professional for help. Here’s a rundown of the top five DIY pest control tips to help you to get ready for the spring.
Let’s jump in!
1. DIY Pest Control for Ants
These little insects can be kept at bay in a couple of simple ways.
First, we know you love your cup of joe. But if you can spare some coffee grounds, sprinkle them on your doors and windows to keep ants from invading your home.
Another option? Mix a cup of borax with a cup of sugar water. Then, pour this mixture into tiny jars, and poke some holes in the lids.
The sweet smell will lure ants in and encourage them to feast. They’ll then take their newfound meal back to their nest. You’ll start seeing the ant population grow smaller and smaller in no time.
2. Fruit Flies
These annoying little flies can’t resist a sweet smell, either, just like ants.
To get rid of them, simply fill a glass with two inches of apple cider vinegar. Then, add a couple of drops of dishwashing detergent. And voila!
You have the perfect trap for eradicating fruit flies from your kitchen.
Like fruit flies, spiders are no match for vinegar.
To get rid of them, simply mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Then, coat common spider entrances, such as openings or cracks, with this acidic mixture.
Although this DIY concoction is certainly safe for you and your family members, it will effectively repel spiders.
This provider of pest control Port St. Lucie, points out that termites cause $5 billion worth of damage to homeowners in the United States each year. Ouch.
Fortunately, you can take some steps to keep your home from falling victim to termites.
These include having leaky faucets repaired and keeping your downpipes and gutters clean. Also, avoid having too many plants inside your home.
With termites, the best method for controlling these insects is prevention.
If you like beer, you’re about to learn something that will make you love this fizzy beverage even more.
Cockroaches are another major offender when it comes to breaking into homes across the United States. But you can repel them with an old-fashioned can of brewski.
Just pour half of a cup of beer onto a saucer, and place the saucer on the floor near a cockroach entry point.
A sneaky cockroach may end up partying all night with your complimentary beer, and it’ll be good and drunk by the morning. That’s perfect for you, as it’ll have a hard time scurrying away when you’re ready to remove it. #partytimeisover
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