Pests can mean a huge variety of animals, from foxes to mice; depending on where you live. However the most common pests are bed bugs, mosquitoes, rodents, cockroaches and ants.
None of these are creatures you want in your home. The amount of damage they can inflict ranges from an annoying bite to carrying dangerous diseases or simply eating their way through your home!
This is why it is essential to learn the ticks that will keep pests out of your home this spring.
1. Clean Up
Most pests are simply looking for somewhere warm and dry to set up home. Of course it also needs to be near a good food and water source.
Your hope is full of potential food and water. Crumbs can be entire meals while access to your food storage cupboard might seem like heaven to a rodent!
You need to clean all your surfaces regularly, preferably with an anti-bacterial spray. This will remove all food particles by literally breaking them down into nothing. It can have the same effect on pests, effectively ridding your house of them.
2. Avoid Standing water
Any sort of standing water, even the splashes round your toilet, can represent hydration for a pest. Remove the standing water and your home will become much less appealing to pests.
You should also do the same outside your home; this will stop mosquitoes using the standing water as a breeding ground.
While mosquitoes have a place in the food chain, they carry diseases and are not something you want round your home.
3. Seal Your Property
It’s always a good idea to take a walk round your home as soon as spring hints at being here. This will allow you to see what damage has been caused during the long winter.
You should pay particular attention to cracks in window and door seals; this is where pests can get in.
Looking out for any gap that can present an access point to a pest is a good idea, then take steps to fill the gap. Prevention is always easier than cure.
4. Remove Cardboard
Most pests actually love cardboard. For example bed bugs can live in it! Remove the risk by throwing your cardboard boxes out.
Plastic is a much better alternative when it comes to storing food or anything of value.
It is also advisable to make sure rubbish is paced as far away from your home as possible and removed altogether as quickly as possible. Waste attracts a huge array of pests; none of which you want to attract!
5. Call A Professional
Finally if nothing else has worked and you think you have the beginnings of a pest problem then its tie to call the professionals.
The sooner you get them in the easier it will be to deal with the issue.
You can also get a professional firm to do a risk assessment on your property. There guidance can help you to protect your home from pests and actually enjoy the summer!
April 8, 2018