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Pest Control Guidelines That Can Leave Your Home Pest 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. 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.
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. 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. Never leave dishes in the sink at night, and keep fruits and vegetables refrigerated rather than out on the counters. Dump all your trash on a daily basis and avoid always leaving cooked food on the counter. If you do not leave food out, you should not end up with pests such as rodents. You will notice a great reduction in pests as a result.
Always keep your home clean, this way flies and other smaller insects will not visit. 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. Therefore keep your bathroom’s and kitchen’s surfaces dry and always fix any leaks as soon as possible.
Pests often enter the home by way of small cracks and holes. 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.
A tidy outside space will also deter animals. Keep items like wood away from the foundation of your home. You should also check your pets regularly for ticks and fleas, as these can be lurking in the grass.
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. Keep your house and surroundings clean and everything else will work out on its own.Share