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Eliminating Pests: How to Live Bug-Free
Cockroaches, rodents, squirrels, insects, bugs and other unwelcome visitors who invite themselves into your home are all pests. Because many of these pests are so small, it is easy to forget that they are living in the world all around us. While they certainly have their role in the circle of life, that does not mean that we want to be graced with their presence. However, when it comes to invasion of privacy, they are generally not welcome in our homes. 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.
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 can make it more difficult for them to find what they need, they will not come inside as often. AS such, it is imperative that you keep your home always clean. Wash your dishes daily, and keep all your food in the refrigerator. 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. Insects love sugar and sugary things, therefore, rinse out your glasses and cups and either load them into your dishwasher or wash them immediately. Many insects also seek out moisture. 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. 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. Keep items like wood away from the foundation of your home. Make sure your pet is treated for fleas and ticks so that they do not become a host for these little creatures.
It is possible for you to enjoy a relatively pest-free existence if you follow the advice found in this article and remain vigilant about taking care of your home. Cleanliness is key, and if you are able to do that, the rest will fall into place.Share