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Eliminating Pests: How you can Live Bug-Free

Any unwanted animal which has invaded your home is considered a pest, but homeowners most frequently complain about bugs, rodents and squirrels. 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. While they certainly have their role in the circle of life, that does not mean that we want to be graced with their presence. This is particularly true when it comes to our house. It is important to figure out how to keep these pests from coming inside. 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. Most are looking for shelter and something to eat. Some of the time, all they are looking for is a dry and warm place they could make a home. If you can make it more difficult for them to find what they need, they will not come inside as often. Cleanliness is therefore very important to this process. Items should be kept in secure packaging and storage containers, in either a refrigerator or kitchen cupboard. Never leave leftovers in an accessible place, and empty your waste and rubbish on a daily basis. 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.

Making a clean home a priority will also deter another common pest; bugs. Ensure that any spills are mopped up straight away. Put used dishes in the dishwasher so that they are not left sitting out. Many insects also seek out moisture. Therefore keep your bathroom’s and kitchen’s surfaces dry and always fix any leaks as soon as possible.

Animals often enter homes when the seasons change and the weather turns cooler. If you are vigilant for potential entry points, they will not be able to do this. Use sealant or caulk to close any crevices in your property’s exterior.

A tidy outside space will also deter animals. Sweep up any plant and leaf debris, and never stack piles of wood near your house. You should also check your pets regularly for ticks and fleas, as these can be lurking in the grass.

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.

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