Chase Away Unwanted Critters

Chase Away Unwanted Critters With This Pest Control Advice

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to controlling pests by yourself. Chase away unwanted critters yourself with prevention. This article will definitely help you start out on the right path.

When you find holes that pests can get in through, stop it up with steel wool. The steel wool makes it nearly impossible for rodents to chew through. Openings measuring more than 1/2 an inch need stuffing. Most rodents can come through that small of an area.

Living Spaces

If you are seeing bugs, you can vacuum them up. This temporarily get rid of the ants and some bugs that get in your living room rugs. Change the bag of your vacuum cleaner and let your pest control technician know what you found.


If you have food sitting out on your counters, the containers always must be sealed. Pests are attracted to the smell of food. So, we encourage you, don’t leave things lying around to create an attractive scent. It is important not to let your trash linger in your trash can either. Almost all pests are attracted to trash; especially the stinky kind.


Bedbugs are really hard to get rid of. Period.  Your home has many places for bed bugs to hide. If you do need bed bug treatment, read more HERE, you need to make sure the home has all excess clutter put away. Close up open any holes you may find prior to extermination. Do not leave a place for the bugs to escape during the extermination process. Otherwise they will return when the process is over.

Plants, Bushes, and Trees

New landscaping is so beautiful. However, put new plants at least a few feet from your home. This can be a meeting ground for insects that you do not want in your home. Placing them too close to your entry points or windows can risk having them go inside your home. When branches or other foliage touches your home, you risk damage to your exterior and are providing a super highway for pests.

Campers and Motorhomes

Mice make campers, trailers, and motorhomes their homes quite often. If yours is stored at your home or at a storage facility, do inspection frequently during times of low usage. Use natural repellents to deter unwanted guests. Small sachets of rodent repellent are nontoxic and pleasant smelling, while preventing mice from making their way into your camper or RV.

Bees and Wasps

If you find yourself facing a bee or wasp, use hairspray! Hairspray is totally safe for humans, but deadly for insects. The pests will become sticky with the hairspray and won’t be able to get to water or food. Bees can be dealt with in this fashion without the risk of getting stung. If you have a lot of bees or wasps, please let us know. We can assist in wasp nest removal. It is part of our 20 Point Inspection for our clients on a maintenance program.

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lights are pretty but can attract pests. Lighting around your home’s entrance should only be turned on when needed, not left on continuously. Installing motion sensing lights allow you protection, without attracting pests.  Did you know? You can prevent bugs from entering your home by making use of orange and yellow porch lights that are not as attractive to bugs.

Now that you have read how to chase away critters, you can do your part to keep pests out of your home.

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