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10 Practical Pest Control Tips

Everybody wants to have a home that is safe from anything that may harm your family especially your kids. When you are planning to have your own house or transferring to another apartment, you are making sure that your family’s health is on the top of your list. Having a secured home free from unwanted visitors can be quite challenging. Do you know some ways to keep pests out?

Ants, cockroaches, spiders, mosquitoes, and bedbugs can make your head ache when they started to infest your living spaces. If you are one of those households that experience pest invasion, you may call Middletown Pest Control Experts. You may be tempted to grab a can of pesticide but be sure to think first. Just a whiff of a squirt of spray can put you and your family’s health at risk. Pesticides are known to have bad effects on human’s health and the environment as well. So instead of waiting for these things to happen, why not defend your home by performing these steps. It is often said, “Prevention is better than cure”.

10 Practical Pest Control Tips

10 Tips To Do Inside And Outside Of The House:

  1. You can get rid of pests through regular trimming of tree branches and shrubs that touch your house. Any hanging branches or vines may serve as a link way, easy access for rodents to go inside the house. You can also use rock or stone as ground cover instead of wood chips and pine straw to prevent pests from breeding in your backyard.
  1. Pests come in different sizes. Small insects such as ants and bugs can fit even in the tiniest space. Rodents such as mice are capable of fitting itself through a small hole. It is best to inspect and repair defective doors and windows that do not fit well. You can also put screens to prevent pests like mosquitoes from entering the house.
  1. Search for possible access of pests such as cracks and gaps outside the house. It can come from the entry points for utility lines, plumbing pipes, electric or cable wires. Caulking is a popular choice for many but some may opt to use copper mesh, coarse steel wool, sheet metal or mortar as a sealant. It is good to make this kind of inspection a habit to ensure the safety of your home.
  1. Making your surroundings clean can keep pests away from your house. Stagnant water can make a good breeding ground for mosquitoes so be sure to remove all of them regularly. Uncovered trash bins attract pests and feed on it so it should be covered at all times.
  1. Light is a good design to make your house beautiful and bright but some pests are attracted to it. Instead of standard mercury vapor lights, try using high-pressure sodium vapor or halogen lights. Flying insects are less attracted with bulbs that have pink, yellow or orange tints. Although lights are commonly placed on walls near the doors, it is better to put the lights away from the doors to draw off insects from getting in the house.
  1. Monitor gaps inside your home. Always check if there are cracks or gaps that are hidden behind or under the cabinets and other types of furniture. You must seal even the littlest gaps found.
  1. Dry your sink and floor drain after use. Pests are attracted to moist and dark places. Inspect and repair clogged sink and floor drain to keep pests away.
  1. To help mother nature, it is always good to recycle but store all the recycled materials away from the house. Containers can be a potential shelter for pests so it should be covered and clean all the time.
  1. Left-overs can be kept in resealable bags. Food containers must have fitted-covers to avoid the smell from attracting pests. Also, make sure to throw rotten food outside the house or better yet bury them under the soil.
  1. Cleanliness prevents pests from staying around. Eliminating conditions in your home that appeal to pests will help reduce the attraction that brings them in and prevent damage in your home.

Following these tips will not just keep pests away from your home but this will also help you save a lot of money. Hope you benefited from this article. Be safe!

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3 comments

  1. Thabo Molemohi

    I think this is very interesting, i will even advise a friend – I do have a problem but NOT as much as they have in their area!!

    • Yes there are certain areas that are more problematic than others. Where we live we have these little mice that keep getting in and getting into everything! And in summer there are loads of ants!

  2. Cheron Hercules

    Thank you for sharing. I have learnt something new

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