How to Control Pest Infestation at Home

Do you have a pest problem? Do you have any idea on how can you solve it safely? Well, there are certain ways for you to safely get rid of those troublesome pests that invade your home or garden.

Almost all insects and animals share a common characteristic; they seek for food, water, and shelter. Getting one of these makes the pest stressed and force it to move. Sometimes, natural environment prohibits this but you can still do something to lessen pest activities. Here are some tips that could help you.

Pest Infestation

Inspect

Inspecting your roofs for leakage and making sure that all downspouts and gutters are working well and that the splash of water is far from the foundation is a good precautionary measure against pest infestation.

Prune

Pruning all your trees several feet away from your roofline and trimming bushes one foot away from your outermost walls, garage, porches, carports, etc., allows circulation of air around your house. With this, the chances of pest infestation lessen.

No Standing Water

Standing or stagnant water should be disposed of immediately; crawl space is often lower that surrounding outermost grade and allows water to get in. The exterior drainage should be fixed or a French drain can be used.

Foundation Vents are Secure

Keep in mind that crawl space door, as well as other doors and windows, are “tight”.

Do not Stack Firewood and Building Materials

Stacked firewood and other materials will provide food and shelter for pests to thrive. Obvious construction and service gaps in the foundation should be sealed.

Clean Food Debris 

Any food debris during the food preparation and eating should be cleaned and disposed properly to prevent pests from feasting on these. Dishes, pans, and pots must be rinsed thoroughly. Food must be stored properly in original containers, plastic containers, refrigerator, etc.

Do Not Leave Pet Food Exposed

Pet food should not be exposed to the outside continually. Training your pets to eat once or twice a day will be of great advantage. Remove any leftover food after each meal and put in a sealed container before disposing of. If pests are infesting the food containers, remove the food and transfer in a hard plastic or metal container. If you have been feeding stray birds and squirrels outside and other animals snatch their food, hide the feeding container for a few weeks to get rid of these unwanted animals or insects.

Recyclable Items

It is advisable to store recyclables away from your home, if not possible, ensure that you rinsed thoroughly all the containers before storing them in a safe and clean space. Trash and all recycling containers must be free of rodents and frequently cleaned.

Cleanliness

Pest will be less attracted if your home is clean; there will be lesser chance that pests will breed in and thrive in your home. Cleaning your home regularly may not be enough to drive these invaders but you can contact pest control to provide professional help and address to your needs.

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