All homeowners will come in contact with pests. To keep your house pest-free, it’s important to know the right techniques. You can protect against pet invasions with the right knowledge.

Use steel wool to fill up any hole that any pest is using as an entrance. Even though mice can chew through quite a few things, these aren’t able to be chewed with their teeth. Be sure to fill all openings larger than 1/2 an inch. Remember, these pests can fit through very tiny openings.

When it comes to eliminating pests, make sure you start this process at the beginning. Try to get rid of their sustenance source. Pests usually congregate in a home because it has ample available food, water or shelter. Try to fill cracks, clean food sources and block entry to your house.

Bedbugs hide in a variety of locations, making them hard to completely get rid of. Before you call the exterminator, seal off any cracks or crevices. That way, you will not have any bugs running out of those holes once the extermination process is long over.

Do you recycle and store items in your home? If so, then it is vital that these items are properly rinsed. Rinse soda cans and bottles carefully so the sugar does not attract pests. Do not leave soda in the cans when you put them out to recycle.

Are you the owner of a camper or travel trailer? If so, this is a prime target for rodents. There are natural repellents which are very effective at discouraging the unwanted guests. When you get small bags filled with the repellents, they are pleasant smelling and will not poison. They are going to just stop mice from getting into your camper or RV.

If you’ve found a mouse hole, try cutting some steel wool and putting that in the hole. The rodents will try to eat through the steel wool and it will kill them. To take care of the problem in the long term, fill the hole with builder’s putty and mix in some steel wool. It has the same effect as a steel wool ball.

The first step to fixing your pest problem is to determine the point of entry they are using. For example, there may be openings around your windows that are letting in flies or maybe the family pet is bringing in fleas or other insects. After you know the entry point, you can address the problem permanently.

You want to ensure your foundation and walls are without cracks. As the years wear on a house there will be cracks or fissures in the structure. These cracks are a target for pests to enter. Do not forget to look at the ceiling. Sometimes, pests may find cracks and come through those.

As was stated in the opening paragraph of this article, just about every homeowner will be forced to deal with pest control issues at some point in time. Use what you’ve learned here to repel those nasty critters and have them bug someone else. Act today, and do not delay.