When you think of termite prevention, you probably think of making big changes to your home, such as replacing the pine beams with pressure treated lumber or installing a concrete barrier around the home. These changes will definitely help keep termites at bay, but they're so time-consuming to make! Here are some ways you can help termite-proof your home in only a few minutes.
Move mulch back from the foundation.
Even though only a few species of spiders — like the black widow and brown recluse — are actually dangerous, most people do not want to find spiders inside their homes. Their creepy, crawly legs and hairy bodies are enough to make you cringe? So, how do you go about keeping the spiders away? Here are a few tips.
1. Take the trash out daily.
Old trash does not directly attract spiders.
If you are purchasing used furniture, one concern you may have is if bed bugs are hiding within it. You do not want to bring something into your home that has bed bugs, since they can spread to other parts of your home and cause an infestation. Here are some tips to tell if used furniture that you are buying has bed bugs in it.
Use a Flashlight and Magnifying Glass
Summer is almost over, which means it's almost time for the mice to start looking for a new place to call home. Now is also the time to make sure that they don't choose your home for their winter abode.
It doesn't take much to put the welcome mat out for the neighborhood mice. All they need is a warm place to sleep, water to drink, and food to eat. If you've got that, your home may be the chosen winter location for mice.
If you are looking at a new house and you see the signs of termites, you want to get a pest inspection before you determine if you want to buy the house. You need to find out if there are pests that need to be treated, how bad the damage is, and what it's going to cost to get rid of the insects and to fix the damage that is now in the house.