Home is where the heart is, it’s where you go to relax, spend time with family, and get your much-needed rest from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Your home can also be a haven for critters if the opportunity presents itself. This article will help you understand how to keep insects and other pests at bay as we provide you with the knowledge on how to prevent a pest infestation!
Get Rid Of Garbage Regularly
We all know that bugs and rodents love garbage! For them, it provides the perfect oasis of food, moisture, and shelter. Ensure that you empty your trash cans regularly, even daily if possible. If your neighborhood garbage pickup comes once a week, make sure that you have your large bins ready and on the curb for pickup.
If you live alone and tend to have a harder time filling up your trash can consider switching to a smaller container with smaller bags or investing in a garbage can with a lid (if you don’t already have one). You can also keep trash stored outside or in your garage.
Now that we have covered one of the main steps you can take when it comes to pest control, we will move on to other ways you can avoid infestations.
Keep Your House Clean
Pests need a food source to survive. By doing those weekly chores of mopping, vacuuming, and wiping down surfaces you can eliminate most of the food sources. This is a great start but implementing a seasonal deep clean is necessary.
A deep clean goes beyond your regular chores and should include mattresses, couches, and rugs. Purchase disinfecting spray for anything that is unable to be washed thoroughly.
Pro tip: Your drains can become a haven for small flies to thrive and breed. Using drain cleaner during your seasonal deep clean can help you avoid these pesky flying insects.
Take A Look At Your Landscaping
Now that you have the inside covered, now it’s time to take a look at your landscaping!
Take a walk around the outside of your home and keep an eye out for anything that might seem like an invitation for unwanted guests. Woodpiles should be moved away from exterior walls, gutters must be kept clean, and your grass should be trimmed regularly.
Ensure Exterior Holes Are Patched
So your house is free from garbage but you are still experiencing problems. Critters need a way to enter your home, and what better way to come in than if there is a hole for them?
Regularly examine the exterior of your home for cracks and holes. This includes the foundation, siding, utility lines, and of course your roof. If you notice any holes or cracks, fill or patch them properly. By doing so, you will keep pests out and also keep them from getting worse.
Now that your house is clean and free of any garbage and your exterior has been examined, you should be able to steer clear of future pest problems!
What To Do If You Already Have A Pest Problem
If you’ve discovered you already have a problem, the best thing to do is contact a reputable residential pest control company. Attempting to eliminate an infestation (Especially Bed Bugs or Cockroaches) with do-it-yourself methods can be stressful, time-consuming, and may not fully rid you of the problem. At Assassin Pest Control Services we are available 24 hours a day for emergency services and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.