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Keeping Your Home Clear Of Unwanted Pests

Pests are any creatures that you do not want to share your home with, like crickets, ants, roaches, rats and mice. As humans, we often forget that we are not the only ones living in this world and could possibly be the ones invading their space or environment. The truth of the matter is that even the animals we consider to be pests are all part of this natural world we call home and have every right to it. This is particularly true when it comes to our house. As such, there is always the need to ensure that their invasion of your sanctuary is curbed to stop them from being a nuisance. Below you will find some tips which will help to keep your property a pest free zone.

If you want your home to stay pest free, you must not give the pests a reason to move in. One of the main attractions for animals is an easy source of food. They may also be motivated by a warm, dry place to shelter, particularly during the cold winter months. If you can address these two factors, it is far less likely you will develop a pest problem. Cleanliness will help to deter animals in search of food. Wash your dishes daily, and keep all your food in the refrigerator. When you make a meal, pack it away in an air tight container almost immediately after enjoying it. Take out your trash often as well, so you do not have food scraps sitting around. Even if they come into your home, they will find no reason to linger and create a nest.

Keeping pests at bay is often as easy as making sure that your home is clean. Wipe down your counters each evening before bed. This is particularly important with liquids such as sugary drinks, as insects are attracted to the sugar. Keep your floors and other surfaces dry to avoid attracting pests. Be careful to address any leaks and plumbing problems as soon as possible, in order to keep water loving bugs away.

Animals often enter homes when the seasons change and the weather turns cooler. Plug up spaces and crevices that seemingly offer easy passage into your home. Use a sealant or caulking on all openings to prevent pests from making a way into your home.

Keep pests out by always keeping the outside of your home tidy, neat and clean. Sweep up any plant and leaf debris, and never stack piles of wood near your house. Make sure that your pets are always clean so as to ensure that they do not bring unwanted “friends” in to your home.

Keeping your home free of pests is very straightforward if you adhere to these basic tips. Simple measures such as keeping your home clean, dry and secure will stop the majority of animals from making your home their home.


A&H Pest Control, South East England

Call Us 24/7 on 020 8295 3402

Pest Control for Rats\Mice
Pest Control for Bird’s ie Pigeons

Pest Control for Wasp’s\Bee’s
Member; British Pest Control Assoc.


A Part Of Maintaining An Attractive Garden Is Managing Pests

Obviously, you want to keep your garden appearing as nice as possible, so you have to take action, but it’s nigh impossible to get rid of all the pests. A problem is that insects are often only found by looking for them in rotting vegetation or beneath the surface of the soil. Your first line of attack will be to do away with their hiding places as much as possible. Get rid of the weeds, the old plant debris, and any decaying matter that the insects like to live in. Routinely, you must be turning the soil over, and breaking up the clumps. This tends to take away the places where insects might be hiding underground.

The nastiest thing there is related to having a garden is walking out to check on your plants and finding holes in all the plants that looked fine the last time you saw them. Some of these holes which may have destroyed your plants are from pests. The most usual ones are slugs, worms and birds, but you will also find caterpillars, snails and in some cases, moles.

Pests must be taken out without delay if you want to maintain the good health and look of your garden. They grow to be entrenched if not destroyed immediately. A well-kept garden is a satisfying thing that offers value to a home.

In order to keep the diseases and harmful insects at bay, you should also use dormant spray. February or March is the best time for this, mainly because then is the dormant period for plants. You must abide by the correct directions, or the dormant spray won’t do any good. If you do it wrong, you might be liable to get rid of your entire garden. Some insects are helpful to your garden, and you shouldn’t get rid of them. Apart from the insects, another problem comes from those pesky birds. A bird feeder can be an effective alternative to the futile exercise of trying to scare them away. Birds ordinarily prefer a bird seed mix, which you can place in a feeder, and so doing you’ll save your garden from pecking damage. Birds busy around a feeder will look and sound attractive, and ultimately this will also cost less than other solutions.

Although possessing a dog would be helpful, it certainly won’t fix the situation entirely. Many backyards are plagued by moles. If your plants are declining, and you see mounds of dirt, that could be your problem. These little creatures certainly know how to make a nuisance of themselves. They are often light brown, or black, or perhaps white, and they are generally between 5 and 14 inches long, with small tails. It is possible to get them utilizing traps. You ought to get good results by accurately setting the traps in their tunnels. Removing moles could also be attempted by lighting smoke bombs in the entrances to their tunnels.

You may well need a professional if your problem is multiple pests in the house.


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