Everyone hates pests and I mean everyone! It seem like every winter when the weather gets cold outside, the leaves have fallen, and you just wanna stay inside by the fire. Well, during the time you are cozy by the fire, some fire ants are making themselves cozy in your attic where they have found a nice cozy spot to hangout.
Stop these lil guys from camping on your property! Or who knows, maybe you are up in Arizona where you have scorpions in your basement. Well, it comes to a time where you got to handle these guys like a man.
Here are 5 easy ways to get rid of pests:
1) Raccoon removal:
One of the most common animal pests in the United States are racoons. These guys can live anywhere and I mean anywhere! They are very sneaky and only come out at night. Sometimes, they are skiddish and are rarely seen. Other types of coons are more tame and don’t mind being around humans.
No matter what type of coons you are having trouble with, there’s always an easy way to get rid of them without a mess. Trapping them in a wire pest cage. First, you bait it up. Cat food, marshmallows, tuna, and peanut butter work really well. Anything will attract racoons if they are hungry enough. After baiting up the cage, set the trap in an area of high use. Overnight, plan on trapping the first racoon. Take it in to your local wildlife control center and they’ll handle it from there. Rinse and repeat for remaining racoons!
2) Wasp/hornet traps
One of the most annoying things at an outdoor event are wasps and hornets. No one ever likes them and many times it scares people out of the area. An easy do-it-yourself method for wasps is to build a honey trap. You take an old soda bottle and cut the bottle in half.
Overlap the two pieces of the bottle and cut little holes for the wasps to enter. Pour honey in the bottom of the bottle. The wasps and hornets will enter that bottle and get stuck in the honey. After a couple days or weeks, it will fill up and the honey will look dark brown. Change out the honey and catch more!
If you want to kill scorpions the easy way, you do an easy three step processes. Shine a Blacklight to find them, spray them with instant repellent, and use gloves to discard the insect. This is the fastest and most effective method. Most of the time, scorpions are scattered in dark places hard to see or find.
They do a great job of being stealthy. If you have a few on your property, you will be fine using the black light method. If you have more than just a few, you could have a dangerous situation in which you would want to contact a professional pest control service.
I like to call this one the old duct tape trick. You see the heater vents scattered among your house? Well if you have any vents at ground level, which chances are you do, here is an easy way to trap spiders before they startle you. Take either double sided tape, or duct tape that has been looped around to be sticky on both sides.
Stick this tape around the perimeter of all your vents. Most of the time, your spiders use your vents for their travels because they’re dark. Well now, you will catch them before they can enter or exit your vents.
5) Bed Bugs
If you are noticing bed bugs, here’s an old method that I have never tried, but many people have success with. Basically, you take vinegar and pour it on your mattress. Usually a half gallon for a queen size bed. Let the mattress dry. After a few days, the vinegar smell will go away and so will your bed bugs.
Make sure you also wash your sheets and blankets with hot water and make sure the carpets are freshly cleaned. Use a carpet cleaning service at least once a year on all your carpets to prevent bed bugs or any other type of visitors in your home.