Though pests are usually controlled by professionals, you can still try some things on your own first. The piece below is full of ideas for handling pests yourself. Continue reading.

Do you have a recurring problem with fruit flies? The problem might be your drain. Try taping some saran wrap over your drain for a day or two and watch if fruit flies pop up. If fruit flies still appear, scrub around your drain after pouring boiling water. You can keep fruit flies at bay this way.

Do not buy a new home before getting an inspector to look at it first. There are ways to look around to see if you have an issue, but you need to be sure.

Use a specially trained dog to determine whether or not your home is infested with termites. A person can only tell you what he sees. Not so with a dog! A well-trained, termite sniffing dog can find all of them. Dogs cannot be beat. They will notice methane gas, which can come from termites consuming the wood in your home.

Be sure the screens in your home are in good repair to keep out flying pests. Such screens are great for preventing the entry of flying insects, but they also keep crawlers out too. If there are holes in your home’s screens, repair or replace them.

Because bedbugs hide in secluded areas, they are tough to eradicate. Always seal holes if you are going to be ‘bug bombing’. This is so no bugs are just leaving the holes during the extermination process.

You should now have a good understanding if handling your pest problem is a job you can do yourself. So long as you implement the advice you’ve just learned, you are sure to successfully deal with your pest problem. Once they’ve left, you’ll be happy you took the time to learn how to eliminate pests from your home.