Are you struggling with out-of-control and repetitive pest infestations? Ants, spiders, roaches, termites, and rodents are some of the most common infestations. They find their way in and breed uncontrollably just out of sight. These critters are looking for a sheltered place that has easy access to food but gets completely out of hand. Whether it’s pests that arrive at a certain time of year or an infestation that you just can’t quite seem to get rid of, here are four ways to prevent infestations.
1. Clean and Maintain Your Home
When your home is filthy it entices pests to take up residence. Keeping your house clear of cobwebs and free of food scraps is one of the easiest ways to make your home unappealing to the critters lurking just beyond the front door. Likewise, when you do not maintain cleanliness and the structure of your home, issues such as rotting wood and leaking pipes attract an assortment of pests. You should repair any signs of rotten wood as soon as you see it, so as to not attract pests like termites that can devastate your home’s structural integrity. It is important that you get your house treated with a chemical barrier to deter termites. The professional Pest Control by CritterKill emphasizes the peace of mind that a longer-term treatment like this offers. Leaking pipes attract ants, roaches, and rodents. Make sure to repair leaks as soon as you see them and to clean sinks and drains regularly to avoid an infestation of flies.
2. Seal Your Food and Throw Out The Trash
Food that is not resealed after opening has the potential to attract insects and rodents nearby. It is important that you place all of your food into resealable containers, or use gadgets to seal open packets and boxes. Go in and clean out your pantry ever so often to be sure that there are no crumbs and other leftover food scraps that could attract unwanted houseguests. Don’t wait for your trash to smell before you take it out. If you don’t fill the bin before things start to stink, or you find that you aren’t taking your trash out once a week (at the very least) get a smaller bin. But take out your trash regularly and clean the bin as well as the area around it to avoid pest-attracting odours.
3. Keep Your Garden Tidy
Piles of leaves, cut grass, and wood all make for excellent breeding grounds. Rodents are especially numerous in these areas as they provide shade and plenty of food. If you must have piles of wood, grass and other junk be sure to keep them away from the house and to observe them ensure they are not harbouring a pest infestation. Trim your grass and bushes so that there are fewer areas for critters to hide and get around unnoticed.
4. Block Off Potential Points of Access
You can significantly reduce certain infestations by simply installing screens on your doors and windows. This keeps out most creepy crawlies and allows you to still enjoy that evening breeze without the swarm of mosquitoes and other long-legged uninvited guests creeping into your house.
One of the best things to do is to simply hire professionals to help you get rid of an infestation in no time at all.