by jhon1

Pests are not only responsible for property damage, but they also cause many health issues. Once pests enter a house, it becomes very difficult to get rid of them completely. These little creatures can be a big nuisance if their population gets out of control which is why you must take special measures to keep them away from your house. One of the ways people use to get rid of pests is to call a professional pest removal company. It is a good choice to call a professional to help control the situation before it escalates. However, it is better to be safe than sorry, so you must take preventive measures beforehand to keep pests away from your house. Here’s how you can do it effectively. 

  1. Focus on Kitchen Cleaning 

Pests breed in a dirty and moist atmosphere. Therefore, your kitchen countertops, shelves, stoves, and drawers should be clean to keep out pests. Use a disinfectant to wipe these surfaces regularly. Also, if the leftovers are kept outside, they attract more insects; hence it is better to dispose of them completely rather than keeping them outside.

  1. Keep the Bathrooms Cleaned

You may not find bathroom cleaning on many pest control checklists, but it is also important to keep the pests away. Your bathroom must be clean and dry if you want to reduce the infestation of pests. Clean the toilet with a disinfectant every other day. Wash the sink with a strong toilet cleaner at least once a week. Keep the shower curtains dry and free from moisture. Keep a check on the drain pipe and ensure it isn’t clogged. These small measures keep the bathroom clean and pest-free. 

  1. Seal the Openings in Doors and Windows 

Pests can pass through small cracks and crevices, so it is important to check and repair distorted or broken doors and windows regularly. Also, repair any cracks or tears as soon as possible. It is advised to use a screen mesh with at least 200 holes per square inch. These are generally easily available at hardware stores so that you can buy from there.

  1. Dispose of Garbage Properly 

It is common knowledge that garbage attracts pests such as ants, cockroaches, and rats. Other than house waste, garden waste can also attract pests, and the pests use it for shelter and food purposes. Therefore, you must completely cover the trash can and regularly clean the buckets from inside. Dispose of the garbage on which the pests can feed. Also, keep your gardens, patios, walkways, garages, and decks free of leaves, plant cutouts, and water. Because negligence of these things creates an ideal environment for pests to build their homes. 

  1. Use the Right Bulbs 

If you don’t want pests in your house, replace traditional mercury lamps with high-pressure sodium or halogen lamps. Insects find pink, yellow, and orange bulbs to be least attractive. If you don’t want to change the bulbs, consider changing the positions. It is common to place the lamp on the outer wall near the door, but it is better to place it slightly away from the main house. This causes most insects to stay on the porch instead of the house. Ensure the light reaches the door, so it isn’t completely dark there.

  1. Store Your External Supplies Outdoors 

If you have a vegetable field or lawn, you must have stuff like garden shoes, buckets, and other such things. Store these items outdoors and thoroughly clean them if you want to use them indoors. This is because you can easily bring a lot of pests inside the home unknowingly with these items. The same is true for toys that children play with outdoors, such as battery-powered cars and bicycles. Keep them safe in the garage and other outdoor areas, and ask your child not to bring them indoors.

  1. Keep Your Lawn Maintained 

Fill the holes of your lawn where water may collect. If there is a fountain in your backyard, clean it regularly. Also, regularly trim your plants if you want to avoid wild bushy growth. Take care of your garden and keep it tidy and clean to avoid unwanted pests such as mosquitoes, mice, and ants.

  1. Keep Your Food Stored in Containers

Some of the pests have an excellent sense of smell, and if there is uncovered food in your house, they will come after it. If the original package cannot be completely sealed, always store food such as serials and crackers in reusable bags. And be sure to clean up your cabinets regularly to get rid of spoiled foods and other things you don’t want to eat. 

By Blakes wildlife, the methods shared above are quite effective for keeping the pests away from your house. Ensure to practice these methods properly to keep the pest population at bay. 

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