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Daily Tips for Preventing Pests Pest control is absolutely essential. 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 handle this problem? If truth be told, it is not possible to completely pest-proof your house. Some pests will find ways to access your home, one way or another. However, you shouldn’t make things easy 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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Clean the kitchen by wiping your countertops and mopping the floor to clear crumbs and spill residue. In addition, keep food in tightly-sealed containers, and store ripe fruit in your fridge. Vacuum at least one time a week. Clean bowls for pets and wipe any food/water spills around them immediately. Use sealed plastic containers to store pet food instead of the polythene bags they usually come in. Consult with your veterinarian about preventative cat and dog treatment to help keep ticks and fleas at bay. Regularly check for moisture in areas under the skin and fix all leaky pipes. Use a dehumidifier in wet basements, attics or crawl spaces. Outdoor jobs 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 bigger holes and gaps, seal with steel wool because the rough steel fibers normally deter pests. Look for any signs of damage by termites, like soft wood that seems hollow when tapped, mud tubes, or bubbling/cracked paint. Do landscaping properly by cutting grass low and ensuring that tree branches, shrubs and all other vegetation is trimmed nicely and far away from your house. Clear out leaves and other gutter waste to stop standing water, which may be an ideal breeding ground for a variety 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 windows, as well as attic vents/openings to chimneys. Fix all rips or tears. Guide water away from your home by using properly function splash blocks, down spouts and gutters. Fix leaking water pipes, faucets and AC units. Keep firewood about 20 ft away from your home. Ensure that mulch stays at least 15 ft away from your home’s foundation. Once pests have established themselves in your home, it can be a challenge to get rid of them. Once they get in, some pests can cause severe damage to property while others may pose health risks. If you discover a pest infestation in your home, call upon a professional pest control service to assess the magnitude of the issue and recommend the right course of treatment.