Pests can be a big problem in your home, especially rodents or rats. It not only creates a breeding ground for diseases but can also wreak havoc damaging your home’s structure and aesthetics.
While the sight of a pest can be scary, getting rid of them yourself could be a huge task. Even if you get them out once, chances are they can appear again around your house. However, there are several ways that can help you reduce the chances of pest infection, which we have mentioned below:
1. Check Your Home’s Foundation
Usually, basements and confined spaces are exposed to large spiders, cockroaches, and other creatures, because these aren’t checked for and maintained regularly. Moreover, homeowners are less likely to notice small cracks and holes in their basement until severe issues are caused such as leaks.
2. Treat Interior Cracks
Pests can enter your home through small cracks, including holes in the windows or poorly sealed doorways. It is advised to seal up interior cracks alongside the baseboards and other major joints like corners, eaves, and window frames.
3. Trim Tree Branch Extensions
Check for trees around your home that have stretched to the roof or eaves. These tree branches could lead squirrels and other animals leap to your roof and gain access to the attic and live there.
4. Check Your Landscape
Piles of wood, uncovered compost and other such dense areas are a common breeding ground for pests. Clear the rubble regularly, keep the landscape around you home clean, and consider growing pest-repellent plants.
5. Remove Food Temptations
Make sure to clear away pet food bowls after serving up a meal and keep dry food bags sealed. Remember, not all pests need traditional food supplies to survive. For example, pantry pests can enter through paper packaging, leaving you to deal with drain flies and gnats.
6. Watch Out for Standing Water
It is common knowledge that mosquitoes need standing water to breed and survive; however, other pests and termites like cockroaches, silverfish, and earwigs also love humid and water-filled spaces. So, ensure to drain way and clean standing water points in the yard, basement, and leaky attic.
7. Know the Signs
Prevention is always an ideal pest and termite control approach. Knowing early signs of infestation will help you keep the problem at bay. Determine the kind of pests and insects that breed in your yard and surrounding areas, pertaining to the weather.
8. Book Seasonal Treatments
The majority of rodents and insects use your property for shelter in colder months and then builds nests and breeds as the weather warms up. Seasonal treatments by pest and termite control professionals can help you counter common pest infestation problems effectively in the long run.
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