The best offense is a clean, dry and air-tight defense. The importance of sanitation cannot be overstated, but cleaning up after yourself is only half the battle. Ultimately, success depends on whether you can stop rodents and insects from getting into your house to begin with. While there is no single solution, implementing these strategies in tandem will help you safeguard your home against uninvited guests. Related: 10 Good Ways to Remedy Bad Smells at Home Bob Vila is the home improvement expert widely known as host of TVs This Old House, Bob Vilas Home Again, and Bob Vila.
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Fitness… Fashion… Family: DIY Pest Control Tips
Termites, while being commonly found in many houses with wooden foundations, can cause irreparable, or costly, damage to your home. To rid your home of termites, a combination of four tablespoons of grape jam, three tablespoons of cat food and a tablespoon of a low-toxicity acid and spread over problem areas or potential nesting places, so long as these are out of reach of household pets. The worker termites will consider this food and use it as offerings for the queen and her offspring. The colony will gradually die, though the supply of the bait might need to be topped up for each batch, as well as in the warmer months when they are more likely to repopulate. If bed bugs have decided to bite, there is a simple remedy that will let you sleep through the night.
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