DIY Tips to Get Rid of Residential Pests and Vermin

In this article, the pest and termite control professionals in Sydney at Termite Treatment Sydney will teach you some easy do it yourself (DIY) pest treatment tricks and tips that will help you keep the little monsters at bay.

Living in a house infested with pests and vermin is just the same as living in a halfway home. Making any household livable entails the residents to keep pests and vermin in check.  

Many of us are unaware of the causes and treatment of common pest problems. 

5 DIY Tips to Use

The points mentioned below list the various DIY tips and pest treatment you can use to keep your residence free of pests.

  • Try the DIY vinegar and water spray

Have you spotted a chain of ants running up or down in your house? There is no smarter solution other than the best pest treatment, DIY vinegar spray. All you have to do is mix a part of vinegar and water in an empty spray bottle. Make sure that the solution is not too diluted; you may use concentrated vinegar to do the deed for you.

Follow the trail of ants to the top or bottom and keep on spraying the solution. Repeat 2-3 times a week to get the best results. You can kill ants by simply sprinkling coffee power on them as well.

  • The pest forage

Making a DIY pest forage is yet another cheap but effective option to get rid of the beasts around the house. Mix sugar and borax in small containers and place them in various corners of the house.

If the trick doesn’t yield satisfactory results, try mixing borax with something that contains more fat or oil. This trick is really useful and saves you the cost of buying costly pest sprays.

  • Make some cool DIY traps

If you are not ready to invest in hiring a professional to help you with pest treatment, you must try some good DIY tricks to keep your area free of pest intervention.

You can create a cheap trap with a plastic bottle. You just need to cut the top of the plastic bottle, invert it and stick it to the bottle with a stapler or tape so that it makes a funnel shape. Fill the bottle with apple cider vinegar to trap flies. To trap cockroaches, you could fill the bottle with soap water.

  • The boric acid fix

Boric acid is a fix for many common pests, especially silverfish. If you want to get rid of silverfish in the house, you have to use boric acid on the damp areas in the house such as your washbasin or bathroom.

  • Use essential oils

Essential oils of citronella, lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, tea-tree, rosemary, and lemon eucalyptus not only keep the air fresh but also help with getting rid of pests and termites in the house.

Finally, filth and clutter around the house are the most common reasons for pests to permeate. Therefore, keeping your Sydney house clean is a hygienic imperative. 

These DIY tricks work well sometimes, but you can’t always rely on them. Experts like Termite Treatment Sydney are trained and know much more about getting rid of residential pests and vermin. Reach out to us at (02) 8315 3205.