How to Get Rid of Woodlice
Woodlice in my house? You weren’t invited so now it’s time to go! Anything that involves any form of lice is nasty and disturbing isn’t it? Woodlice, likes to stay in moist, dark and damp areas, so really there must be something going on that you need to address around your house, because they usually prefer outdoors. Most of the time, you will find them outside under rocks, rotting wood or even under planters near your home. These little guys aren’t necessarily dangerous to us, but hey, they are woodlice and we don’t want them inside our homes. There are many different steps and techniques we can do to keep these guys out of our houses and outside where they belong. Here are some useful tips to that can keep them out of your house.
Check your Foundation Outside
Check your gutters and make sure they are properly draining and not creating excessive moisture, if it’s the gutter, clean and repair them. If you find any cracks in the foundation, use caulks to the cracks to seal them. This should help keeping them out, and it’s just a good idea for proper maintenance on your home!
Remove Potential Hiding Spots
Remove any rocks, old wood or planters that are near your house. Since these tend to be the hiding spots for these guys, get these things away from your house so they won’t venture in your home!
Electronic and Chemical Pest Controls
Ok, there are two ways you can go about this if you want to try this way. First, there is the electronic pest control. It’s a plug-in unit that sends ultrasonic waves out that drives those nasty woodlice out the door. This is not supposed to be harmful to humans, cats, dogs, fish or birds. However, if you have any kinds of pets like hamsters, gerbils or guinea pigs, I wouldn’t use this method. It could cause these types of pets harm. Second, is a chemical pest control removal method. Go to your local home improvement store and purchase a chemical that is specific for this type of pest. Keep in mind that most of the chemicals are lethal, but if that doesn’t pose a problem to you, then all is good.
Well, with these handy tips the woodlice can kiss their tails goodbye and out your door. If you are anything like me, I don’t want any kind of creepy, crawly living in my house! Nobody likes an uninvited guest!