Not all home invaders are big, scary, and carry a flashlight. Nor do they all come in through a window or unlocked door. In fact, most of your “unwelcome” guests are extremely small – too small in fact to even produce fingerprints if caught! They can, however, still be dangerous to your home and if not stopped, they can potentially cause a great deal of expensive physical damage. The good news is that there are some easy remedies that can help stop these menacing pests.
If you’re having issues with ants, for example, one of the best ways of keeping them away is to use a blend of sugar and borax. In this instance, mix one cup of borax and one cup of sugar together in a quart sized jar. Then, punch holes in the lid of the jar, and sprinkle the concoction all around your home’s foundation, as well as along the interior baseboards. While your ant invaders will be attracted by the sugar, the borax will be poison to them when ingested.
Roaches are another pest that can be difficult to get rid of. In this case, you can also use borax as your weapon of choice. Here, use dry borax powder and sprinkle it inside of the bathroom and kitchen cabinets. (Note: Be sure to avoid using the borax in any areas where pets and children can access it, as it can be harmful to them).
Bees / Wasps / Hornets
Bees, wasps, and other flying insects can not only be annoying, but they can also be dangerous. If these types of insects get into your home, and you do not have access to insect spray, they can be killed with hair spray.
If you have issues with bee hives and / or wasps nests in your yard, one way to rid these pests is to place an ample amount of dishwashing liquid (at least 1/4 of a cup) in a hose-end sprayer. Then, once the water has run so that the suds have begun, blast the nest from as far away as possible, while at the same time maintaining a powerful spray. The best time to do this is in the early evening. (It is typically best to dress in long pants and long sleeves, too).
Removing small pests can make your home much more enjoyable, both inside and out, regardless of whether you plan to sell the home in the near future or remain there for the long-term. If you’re interested in selling your home, give us a call.