If you’ve noticed, the weather outside is warmer, which means that pests and insects are starting to emerge from hibernation. It also means that these insects are coming for your home. Most of the time, these pests simply want to eat what’s inside your cupboards and they want to take shelter behind your walls and under your floorboards. On the outside of your home, you may be dealing with another variety of pests – from gophers to wasps. So, if you want to keep your home clean and comfortable to spend time in, it is important to find some ways to prevent these pests in the first place. Here is how to prevent common household insects and pests.
First and foremost, you want to make sure your home is impervious and sealed. You can do this by looking for the most obvious ways that pests get inside. It could be that you have a rip or tear in your screen door. You may also have a crack in one of your window casements – perhaps the sealant wore away. All of these leaks can create entry for a wide variety above pests. So, your first step to prevent them is to find all these leaks and then take measures to seal them.
Another important prevention step is to keep your home clean. Of course, you want to make sure that your trash cans are sealed – inside and outside. On the inside, your trash cans can attract certain bugs. On the outside, your trash cans can attract mice, rats and even opossums. So, you want to seal the trash tight. Also, you want to keep your countertops clean and your floors swept and mopped. On top of all that, you may want to get rid of clutter – spiders, cockroaches and other insects can find shelter, breed and feed in old junk boxes.
Next, you want to take measures to prevent pests on the outside. For instance, you want prevent wasps and bees from making nests on your roof by placing traps. Once a few bees and wasps get trapped, it will send a message that your home is not a safe place to nest. Also, you want to make sure that you remove stagnant sources of water. For instance, if you have pots, fountains or pools of water, you want to empty them immediately, because they can be a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. If you inadvertently start breeding mosquitoes around your home, it will be nearly impossible to spend time outside.
Lastly, if you are having trouble battling the pests and keeping them at bay, you may want to call on the services of a professional pest prevention company, like WATTS Pest Prevention. Hiring an exterminator will give you the tools you need to make sure insects and pests stay far away from your home this summer. When it comes down to it, some insects and pests are more than just annoying – they can also carry disease and they can be a threat to your home. In the end, you want to prevent insects and pests at any cost.