Homeowners bring joy and challenges – celebrating birthdays and graduations while being attacked when pests create an ant felt over the birthday cake and cracking through wires to the stereo system outdoors. Shift your focus to maybe desperate actions to drive them off, here are some crazy things you might not even have considered.
first Use food as bait
Pretty much in every column for advice on pests you say keep junk retrieved and food removed. It is true, but strategically placing enticing food far away from the house will pull the rodents in the opposite direction. It may seem the opposite to feed the little monsters, but a happy mouse down the hill equals a happy house with a mouse-free kitchen.
2nd Build Bats a Home
Invite the bat to your garden with an easy to build bat. After reading it, go ahead and take a minute to get your heart rate under control with the knowledge that bats are huge mosquito consumers. Which would you rather have around?
3rd Spray foam, steel wool or copper worm
Mice can enter the spaces in your home as small as a pencil, so examine your perimeter and block any inputs with copper mesh or steel wool. Then reinforce it with a spray of spray-insulating foam. When we say a hole, we mean literally all the spaces you can see light coming in ̵
4th Give Wasps a Bath
It may ultimately be a temporary solution to drive away wasps, but spraying the hive with a mixture of detergent and water is likely to suffocate them. Apply the mixture in the evening when they are least active and make sure the hive is dormant before turning it down.
5th Moving Your Wooden Pile
Your children may think that you are doing random chores that move them from the house to another area, but the fact is that rodents and bugs love living in wood so having a pile next to your home is a invitation to the warmer climate in your house.
6th Add a chimney cover
The problem may start higher than you think if pests can access through your chimney, especially during the months when the fire is out. By adding a chimney lid, the invitation to enjoy a fire in your home is canceled.
7th Venus Fly Trap
Yes, it is a real thing and yes, it really eats bugs. In addition, you would be hard pressed to find a better conversation starter. Plant your Venus Fly Trap in a bright, sunny window sill and watch your carnivorous work.
8th Dehumidification to keep the spiders away
There is a reason why the eight-legged crawlers love to hang out in the basement or under the house, and that is moisture. Create a less inviting atmosphere by keeping humidity low using a dehumidifier or moisture absorbing product like Dri-Z-Air.
ninth Give coffee, herbs and vinegar
If you have a particular mouse or mosquito, it will plow quite a bit, but food with strong scents can act as a deterrent. Sprinkle coffee varieties in problem areas, irritate fruit flies with apple cider vinegar mixed with a little dish soap, scales in the box, put a lavender bag under the pillow and dust around the garden plants with chilli powder or cayenne pepper.
10th Give a sweet surprise
Sugar ants acquired the name for a reason – namely their tendency to be drawn towards sugar. So lure them with a combination of powdered sugar and a surprise dose of Borax.
eleventh Go Bananas
If aphids are a problem invite some friends to the party by presenting ladybugs who may look beautiful, but who will actually eat aphids. As a backup, bury banana peel in the soil under the plants to deter aphids from becoming too at home on your leaves.
12th Trim Rodents out
Rodents are innovative in their tactics to access your home. Scrubbing up a bush and out a branch is child's play for the agile critters, so block direct access by keeping your bushes and trees cut away from the house. Although this is unsuccessful, it is a regular maintenance step that can deter the pests.
thirteenth Marigolds vs. Bunnies
If the cute little rabbits are the pests in question, give them some colorful and fragrant marigolds as a gift and they will move on to someone else's garden.
fourteenth Obtaining a Cat
Certain cats make nice pets, but that does not deny that they are also innate hunters. Adopt a cat and give the free government an automatic response to rodents, birds and snakes entering the house.
15th Serve a Beer
Slugs is the gardener's nemesis who sneaks in at night to snack on the most tasty strawberries and salad. Give snails an offer they can't refuse with a drink in a short can or a half cup Solo cup. Place beer in the bottom where the snails come in but can't come out again.