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Pest Control Tips To Maintain A Pest-Free Home

| Categories: Ants, Bees, Birds, Cockroaches, Fleas, Mice, Pest Control, Rats, Silverfish, Spiders

Keeping pests away from your home doesn’t have to be rocket science. You can prevent pest infestation with a few simple steps & household products.

If you already have a severe pest infestation, you may want to consider a professional pest control company. But if you’re looking to maintain and prevent pest problems, you can do this yourself!

Here are some pest prevention tips to keeping nuisance insects, rodents & birds out of your home:

Use Door Sweeps & Screens – Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.
Use Screens On Structure Openings – Apply screens on vents and openings to chimneys to make it impossible for pests to enter.
Seal All Cracks & Crevices – Seal all holes (areas where electrical wiring and pipes enter structure) and crevices on the outside of the home.
Put Foods In Secure Containers -Keep food concealed in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly in sealed receptacles.
Thoroughly Clean Areas With Food – Kitchens and dining areas should be free of food crumbs and particles (food left on dishes are a perfect meal for rats)
Inspect Structure’s Exterior – Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
Fix Water Piping – Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains.
Keep Coverings Away From Base of Home – Maintain wood and mulch piles and keep them preferably 20 feet away from the house; keep shrubbery well-trimmed.
Trim Overhanging Branches – Pest can easily climb from tree branch to your roof and gain access through roof openings.

Continue to thoroughly inspect screens and sealants for damage & keep an eye out for any signs of pests (droppings, smells, etc). Effective pest prevention requires including some of these tips into your daily routine.

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