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Daily Pest Prevention Tips Pest control is really important. Whether you’ve just spotted an anthill in your backyard or a wasp nest on top of your front door, pest control is inevitable. So how do you tackle this problem? If truth be told, it is not possible to completely pest-proof your house. By hook or crook, some pests will find ways to enter your home. However, you can make it very difficult for them. Take some time and you’ll significantly reduce the chances of a serious pest infestation. Indoor tasks
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Regularly dispose of garbage in a closed trash bin.
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Keep the kitchen clean by sweeping the floor to get rid of crumbs and spill residue, and wiping countertops. Also, keep food in well-sealed containers and ripe fruit in a fridge. Vacuum your house at least once per week. Clean pet bowls and wipe any spilled water or food around them immediately. Keep pet food in well-sealed plastic containers rather than the polythene bags they normally come in. Talk to your vet about preventative treatment for cats and dogs to help prevent ticks and fleas. Regularly check below sinks for moisture and repair all leaky pipes. Make use of a humidifier in wet crawl spaces, attics or basements. Outdoor tasks Spend some time examining your home’s exterior for simple points of access, paying more attention to where pipes enter your home. Using silicone-based caulk, seal all tiny cracks and crevices. For larger holes and gaps, use steel wool as the rough steel fibers often deter pests. Check for signs of damage by termites, such as soft wood that feels hollow when tapped, bubbling or cracked paint, and mud tubes. Carry out proper landscaping by ensuring that your grass is cut low and that shrubbery, tree branches as well as other vegetation is trimmed well and away from your home. Clean out leaves as well as other gutter debris to prevent still water, which may provide the best breeding ground for different kinds of pests. Fix rotten roof shingles and fascia as some pests are attracted by deteriorating wood. Fix loose mortar around windows and basement foundation and replace weather-stripping. Screen attic openings/vents to chimneys, and windows. Fix any tears or rips. Using working gutters, splash blocks and gutters, guide water away from your house. Repair AC systems, leaking faucets and water pipes. Make sure that firewood is at least twenty feet away from your house. Keep mulch around 15 ft away from your foundation. One pests are firmly established in your house, it can be tricky to remove them. Once they get in, some pests can cause severe damage to property while others may pose health risks. If you find that your home has been taken over by pests, call on a reliable pest control service to evaluate the seriousness of the issue and recommend an appropriate course of treatment.