Definitive Pest Prevention List

Pests are irritating and also can cause some health effects. There are different types of pests including flies, fleas, mosquitos, bed bugs, fungus, rats, cockroaches, termites, mice, and others. It’s best to do what you can to reduce the pests in your home and in your yard. There are several ways through which you can prevent pests, they include:

  1. Cover Your Food and Wash Dishes

Always make sure your food is covered or stored in airtight containers. Using containers with rubber seals on their lids are best. Wash your dishes thoroughly because the leftovers in the dirty dishes are a such a treasure to pests such as cockroaches and ants.

  1. Get Rid Of Any Sources Of Unused Water

Remove stagnant water from unused bowls and buckets. This is especially important outdoors, from pools, gardens, old tires, and any other water-holding objects or containers. Stagnant water acts as breeding spots for pests such as flies.

  1. Make Sure Your Trash Can Has A Tight Lid All The Time And Dispose of The Garbage Regularly

A tight lid in your trash can will keep the pests away and they will not be able to either feed or breed. Disposing of the garbage regularly will also keep it clean and avoid any attention from the pests.

  1. Inspect your Home or Office For Holes and Crack And Seals

Seal any holes, cracks, and vents as soon as you notice any to prevent pests such as termites and roaches. You can have an expert to inspect and seal the openings in your home or office.

  1. Keep Bushes and Trees as Far Away (as possible)

Ensuring there are no trees or bushes near your house will make it difficult for the pests to find an easy way to your indoor. If it’s not possible to remove trees or bushes, you can also trim the nearby bushes to avoid pests or spray with pesticides on a regular basis. We can help you!

  1. Fix Leaking Appliances and Check for Leaky Pipes

Standing water attracts many pests and leaks are sometimes responsible for the standing water you see in your outdoor. Replace or seal any leaking appliances or pipes and inspect them regularly.

  1. Get Rid of Any Scrap Wood

Pests like termites and beetles love wood and before you know it, the scrap wood you often ignore in your house or office will play host.

  1. Keep Your Home Clean

Clean your house on a regular basis and avoid ignoring parts of the homes that may be hard to reach or missed since you do not use it often. Make sure your tables, floors, and counter-tops are always clean to avoid any food buildup or to prevent crumps.

  1. Vacuum Your Home Regularly

In addition to cleaning, remember to vacuum your home. Vacuuming will help you get rid of pests or pest eggs that are in hidden places such as under the carpet or in the edges of your home cabinets.

  1. Avoid Using Too Much Woods For Your Landscaping. Try Rock or Gravel Instead

Using wood for landscaping is nice, but if you are thinking of ways to prevent pests, avoid using too much of the wood for your landscape and try the alternatives such as rock or gravel. Using wood attract different types of pests and can increase pest infestation.

  1. Inspect Your Pets For Fleas Before They Enter Inside Your Home

Check your pests if they have any fleas before they come inside your home. Fleas also bite a human in their legs or feet and once they are inside your home, it can be difficult to control them.

  1. Make Sure Your Home Is Clutter-FreePests have a habit of hiding in dark areas and clutter provides a safe and dark place where the pests can hide all they want. The more clutter you keep around your home, the more places the pests have to choose from and hide.
  2. Use Reputable Pest Control Products

Use products like sprays, zappers, sticky papers and other pest control products before the problem gets bigger. These products have proven to be successful but it’s also wise to seek expert advice on the best product depending on your pest situation.

  1. Use Citronella Candles To Keep Mosquitos Away when You Are Outdoor

Citronella is a natural oil that is capable of repelling insects such as mosquitos. Citronella is a final product which is distilled from two types of grass. Just like the way plants have been used to drive away mosquitos and other insects for centuries including in ancient Romans and Greeks, citronella works the same way. It masks the scents that insects find attractive and repel them away.

  1. Cap Your Chimney

Covering the top of your chimney is what we call capping the chimney. It’s covered using wire mesh. If you wish to completely keep the pests away, cap your chimney and you can either do it yourself or seek the help of an expert.

Contact us to schedule your appointment for pest services or by calling 888-945-2847. We also offer free termite inspections!