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Keeping Your Home Free Of Unwanted Pests
Cockroaches, rodents, squirrels, insects, bugs and other unwelcome visitors who invite themselves into your home are all pests. 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. However, when it comes to invasion of privacy, they are generally not welcome in our homes. As such, there is always the need to ensure that their invasion of your sanctuary is curbed to stop them from being a nuisance. The following information will help you to keep pests at bay and live a bug-free life.
Prevention is the best way to stop invasions. 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 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. AS such, it is imperative that you keep your home always clean. Never leave dishes in the sink at night, and keep fruits and vegetables refrigerated rather than out on the counters. 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.
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. Insects also love a moist environment. 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. Take care of these entryways to avoid giving insects an easy route into your home. Use sealant or caulk to close any crevices in your property’s exterior.
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.
Keeping your home free of pests is very straightforward if you adhere to these basic tips. Cleanliness is key, and if you are able to do that, the rest will fall into place.Share