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How to Deal with Home Pests - Ants, Rodents and other Unwanted Pests

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      At some point in time, every homeowner will have to deal with unwanted rodents or pests. These can be anything from bugs to mice or other outside animals. There are a few things that we can do to protect our home from these things and to make our home a more comfortable place to live.

      One problem is ants. They can come from anywhere and invade a home very fast. In order to keep them away, you may want to use some form of any bait around your home. You can find the traps or the spray and this will keep the ants away from trying to enter your home.

      You should also keep food put away in containers. This will not only keep ants from coming in, but it will also keep other insects out. There are many insects that come from food being left out on the counters and not stored in the proper containers. Once you get these invaders, it is sometimes hard to eliminate them.

      Skunks and stray cats are another problem for homeowners. They like to mess with the garbage cans and get into the trash, making a huge mess for you to clean. One way to keep them away from it is to use ammonia around your garbage cans. This smell will keep them out from where they should not be. You can also try pouring some around your home to keep them away from your porches as well.

      Fleas are another awful problem to try and avoid for your home, especially if you have pets that go outside and then come back in. It is a good idea to make sure that your pets have a good flea spray or repellant on them first. You can get a medication from your vet to put on the animals skin that will keep the fleas from them which in return will keep the out of your home.

      Flies are something that every home has. They can have the big horse flies or the small nats. Either way, they are annoying and we want rid of them. There are flytraps and that we can place in the areas where we see them the most. These will work great at keeping these flying insects away from our food and us. Another good tip for keeping them away is to throw out rotting food. If you have fruits and vegetables that are getting old, this will attract the insects.

      Using some of these tips will keep your home safe from pests and make your home a happier and better place for you to relax.

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