Pest Control Tips, Tricks And Techniques That Work

Pest Control Tips, Tricks And Techniques That Work

It seems as though lately there is a surge of pests in middle Tennessee homes. Animals can be cool, but a lot of them shouldn’t be in your home. Read this article to find out more about DIY pest control tips, tricks and techniques to get rid of bugs and rodents. If you are looking for a pest control professional, give our highly trained staff at Absolute Pest Control a call at 615-663-4620.


If you have a brown recluse spider infestation, control it using sticky traps. You can’t always get pesticides deep in the recesses where these spiders like to hang out. Spiders come out during the night to eat. Place some traps along your walls and behind the furniture. A couple of  particularly safe and quiet place for spiders is your garage, your attic, and a basement. These areas need to be inspected and treated as well. Our treatment service plans include taking care of those areas for you.

Water and Humidity

Do an inspection, check that the water system of your home is leak free. Humidity attracts pests as well. And, we live in the South. Humidity is already here. Try not to add more humidity in your home. Thirsty bugs and termites sense drips from far away. Don’t let this small problem lead to larger disasters involving pests within the home. Leaking HVAC units are a common issue. The drain that comes off the unit must have a controlled path. Do a small amount of work now, to prevent having to live with rodents or bugs in the future.

Cracks, Cervices, and Small Holes

This is a commonly overlooked home problem. Small cracks and crevices are an entry point for pests. Inspection your home’s exterior. Seal any cracks or crevices you find right away. Because pests can fit through such small openings, it is imperative to block their paths. Inspect and repair any holes or tears in window screens.

Recycling and Trash

Ensure that bottles, cans, and recyclables are carefully rinsed. Many items like soda cans have sugar in them. Be sure to completely rinse out the soda can or bottle before placing it in the garbage. This is true for cans and bottles of all types. Having your trash cans cleaned or cleaning them yourself is also a great idea. We all know how gross trash cans get over time.

Standing Water

All year around standing water is problematic. however in Spring and Summer it is even more important. These pools of water, no matter how small, are breeding grounds for mosquitos. Eliminate mosquito habitat to eliminate mosquitoes. Drain places that are harboring stagnant water. Make sure all trash or old yard supplies are not holding water. Inspect your yard drainage for broken pipes or poor draining areas. have pipes or pooling areas repaired quickly.

Food Storage

Store your food properly to keep away pests. Use airtight glass and plastic containers. Avoid using anything that does not have a perfect seal, such as paper or cardboard. Have you noticed that glimmer in a child’s eyes when they open the pantry and see all the good snacks? It is similar for pantry pests! Bugs will catch a ride into your home in boxes and bulk packaging. Unpack your food items and throw boxes and bags that you don’t need away.

This article has gone over great advice that can help you get rid of the pests that are bothering you. Some of these are short term fixes. If you continue to have pest issues, it is important that you call a professional into your home or business.

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