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DIY Pest Prevention

March 17, 2015

Pests and insects are not only a nuisance, but they can also cause serious damage to your home. For example, rodents can destroy the insulation in your home. They can also chew electrical wiring and cause house fires.The good news is that there are many things you can do to prevent a major pest infestation. Below is a list of tips that will help you control pests:

Maintain A Clean Home

One of the best things you can do to prevent a pest infestation from occurring is to maintain a clean home. Make sure that you keep your pantries, floors, tables and sinks free of clutter. It is also important for you to clean up spills right away. Furthermore, you will need to seal openings and cracks in your home’s foundation. This can help prevent pests from entering your home.

Keep in mind that garbage can also attract roaches and rodents. You will need to empty your garbage on a regular basis. Additionally, you will need to make sure that both your inside and outside garbage cans have tight-fit covers.

Avoid Planting Shrubs And Trees To Close To Your Home

Shrubs and trees can potentially attract termites. That is why you will need to avoid planting them too close to your home. You will also need to trim the shrubs when necessary.

Store Food In Airtight Containers

Leftover food can attract both rodents and roaches. That is why you will need to keep leftover food in an airtight container. You will also need to avoid leaving pet food out overnight. It is a good idea to pick up the food bowls as soon as your pet has finished eating.

Store Firewood Away From The House

If you have firewood, then it is a good idea to store it at least 20 feet away from the house. You should also keep it about five feet off of the ground. This can prevent you from attracting both termites and rodents.

Fix Leaky Faucets

Roaches love moist areas. If your home has a leaky faucet, then it is more likely to attract roaches. That is why it is important to get any and all leaky faucets fixed in your home as soon as possible.

Keep The Exterior Of Your Home Well-Maintained

Termites are attracted to bare wood. You will need to make sure that you keep the outside of your home in good repair. You may also want to give the outside of your home a fresh coat of paint.

Inspect Book Bags, Laundry And Packages For Pests

Pests are very good at hiding. They could even be hiding in your laundry bins, packages and book bags. You will need to give these items a good shake every now and then in order to ensure that there are not any pests hiding in them. It is also a good idea to check your shopping bags for pests before you unload your groceries.

Look Out For Signs Of Pests

There are several signs that you may notice if you have pests in your home. You may notice droppings if you have pests. You may also hear some noises. Gnaw marks are another sign you may notice if you have pests. Additionally, damaged food packages are another sign of a pest infestation.

If do-it-yourself pest control does not work, then it is time to call in a professional to take care of the job for you. You should contact us for your all of your pest control needs. We are committed to helping you get rid of pests and keep your home pest-free.

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