Hearing the tinkle of little feet between your walls at night? Noticing animals at droppings in your home? Or perhaps you are currently looking at a long line of ants traversing their way through your kitchen?
It’s fair to say that sharing your home with uninvited guests is no joke, especially those of the pest variety. This can happen regardless of the season, meaning that it always pays to be one step ahead when it comes to pest control.
This is why we have put together the most practical pest control tips that you can put into action today. Read on to find out more.
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It is important to understand that compared to the outdoors, fluctuating between hot and cold and their next meal not being guaranteed, your cozy (and fully stocked) home is a paradise for pests. So it never really is a case of if your home will have an issue with pests, but when.
For this reason, the first among all pest control tips should be to prevent the critters from finding their way into your home in the first place.
Give your home the once over and look for any cracks, holes, or crevices such as plumbing entry points, and fill them in. Basic products like all-purpose caulk and steel wool are great at preventing rodents and insects from making themselves at home and at a very low cost.
Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness
Once word get’s out that your home is a steady food source then unfortunately an infestation is on the cards.
The most effective way of making sure that this never happens is not to make it easy for them. A dab of peanut butter or just a few sugar granules left on your kitchen counter from your morning coffee can be enough to pique the interest of insects. Therefore, regular cleaning of your worktops and the home overall will go a long way in making sure that you are not constantly fighting against pests.
This applies to left-out food as well. Seal up any packaged foods and keep an eye on fruits that are going off that you leave out. Slowly rotting fruit are as appealing as a fillet mignon to most pests, so be vigilant to throw them out as soon as they show any signs of decay otherwise you will need to call in rodent control.
Don’t Be a Litterbug
Pests aren’t only interested in what you have inside, but also what you throw out of your home. Yes, your trash cans are another action point for anyone worried about issues with pets.
Make sure that your trash cans are tightly fitted so they don’t have an open invite and keep the area around them clean. This especially applies if they are outside where spills and overflows can happen.
Pest Control Tips That Work
Your home should be your sanctuary, so keep it free of unwelcome intruders by following our pest control tips! Which ones will you put into action today?
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