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Eliminating Pests: The best way to Live Bug-Free
Pests are any creatures that you do not want to share your home with, like crickets, ants, roaches, rats and mice. The animals are part of the natural world and their appearance in the home has no malicious intent. While they certainly have their role in the circle of life, that does not mean that we want to be graced with their presence. Their existence can cause unwanted stress and worry for the homeowner. 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.
To start, it is important to keep pests from getting in. Pests, just like all living things, get hungry too and will always be out there looking for something to eat. They may also be motivated by a warm, dry place to shelter, particularly during the cold winter months. If you are able to avoid creating these two aspects and making them available to pests, then you certainly will lower the number of pests that invade your home. Cleanliness is therefore very important to this process. 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. It is important that you do not leave any food sources available for them to want to come in. Even if they come into your home, they will find no reason to linger and create a nest.
Making a clean home a priority will also deter another common pest; bugs. 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. Many insects also seek out moisture. In addition, if you notice a leak, make sure the situation is rectified.
Pests often enter the home by way of small cracks and holes. If you are vigilant for potential entry points, they will not be able to do this. Use a sealant or caulking on all openings to prevent pests from making a way into your home.
It is important to pick up around the outside of the house to discourage pests from nesting. 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.
All in all, keeping pests out of your home seems like a rather daunting task and may feel like you have to do a lot; however, following these tips will help make sure that there are no unwarranted guests making themselves comfortable in your home. Cleanliness is key, and if you are able to do that, the rest will fall into place.Share