Monday, May 30, 2011
Creepy crawlers can slip into any house undetected until it's too late, but don't worry, you can do what I did and head the pest off before they get into the house.
1. A common place for pests to come in is through drainage pipes, like this one. To discourage the visitors, remove the grate on the drain and drop a new tennis ball into the hole. The ball will block the way for any pests to get inside, but will float in water when the pipe is needed for drainage.
2. For those pests that sneak in through the windows, just sprinkle baking soda on the window sashes, the bugs will eat it when they're coming in and it will dehydrate them and kill them off.
3. Bugs are also attracted by moisture, fill old coffee cans with salt and put them around the basement, this will soak up excess moisture and help keep the bugs from breeding. When the salt is completely damp, just put the can in the sun and let the moisture evaporate.