No one wants to share their home with pests, but once they take up residence, they can be hard to get rid of. Prevention is key when it comes to keeping pests out of your house. Since spring and summer are the two seasons when pests run rampant, winter is the perfect time to start taking steps to keep them out of your home. There are no guaranteed ways of keeping common household pests out, but there are several easy things you can do to make your home less appealing to rodents and insects so they are less tempted to move in.
Indoor Steps To Deter Pests
Pests are attracted to easy sources of food. Keeping the inside of your home clean is the easiest way to make your home less appealing to pests. In addition to adopting a weekly cleaning routine, you can also do a few other things to keep your home free of pests.
Seal Food Containers
If you don’t properly secure food inside your home, pests will have easy access to a nice meal. Most pests are adept foragers and can easily find any food that isn’t tightly sealed, so make sure you use air-tight containers to store any opened food in your pantry or cabinets.
Eliminate Food Particles
If you have young kids in your home, chances are good that you have crumbs on your floor at any given time. These food particles attract pests, giving them easy access to a feast on the floor Do your best to keep crumbs under control and your floors clean.
Keep Drains Clean
The drains in your sinks and bathtubs tend to accumulate a lot of debris and gunk, which serves as an ideal breeding environment for many pests. Keeping our drains clean can help reduce places in your home for pests to breed and multiply.
Tips To Repel Pests From Outside
If pests live right outside of your home, they are more likely to get inside. It’s always a good idea to use weather stripping to seal doors and windows. You should also fix any cracks in the siding of your home immediately so pests will have less ways to access your home. A few other tricks can make the exterior of your home a less attractive environment for pests.
Use the Right Light Bulbs
Different light bulbs give off various hues. Insects are attracted to lights with blue and white tints, so changing the bulbs you use on your porch and patio is an easy way to deter a variety of pests. Use light bulbs with a yellow, orange or pink tint. Moving the lights away from your home by mounting them on a pole can also be helpful.
If you have shrubbery around your home, keep it trimmed so that it doesn’t touch your house. Any twigs that reach your house can serve as a bridge for insects or good climbing pests to get in your home.
Call Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control at the First Sign of Pests
Once you’re dealing with a full-blown infestation, it’s hard to get rid of., and even harder to keep away for good. You have to make sure you get rid of all of the pests and their entry points if you want the solution to be effective, but that’s not always possible if you don’t have the right tools or wildlife knowledge. At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, our technicians have the skills and tools necessary to remove pests from your home with minimal hassle. We can eliminate the entire nest, colony or family of pests to help you get back to your normal routine quickly. Once the pests have gone, we will clean up any mess they left behind and put preventive measures in place that deter them from your home in the future.
Preventative pest control is the best way to deter rodents and bugs from entering your home. Although using the tips discussed above can make your home less attractive to pests, you could still end up with an infestation. When you see pests in your home, it’s time to call the professionals for help. Contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control today for pest removal services.