No matter what you do, there will be times when pests make their way into your home. This is because your home has an ample supply of food, water, and shelter.
While the best way to protect your home is to hire a pest control company, there are also a few things you can do to help minimize your risk.
Here are 5 things you can do to keep your home pest free:
You would be surprised how much dirt and debris makes its way into your home on a daily basis. Pests love debris because it's where they can find food. The easiest way to deal with this is to vacuum everyday. If you can’t do it everyday, do it at least 3 times a week.
Clean Out Your Microwave
Your microwave is literally coated in grease and other food debris. This means your microwave is an open buffet for a host of pests. Keep your microwave wiped down. This is something that will take you less than 2 minutes to do.
Keep in mind pests can get through even the tiniest crack. So make sure you wipe down everything.
Clean Up Brush and Leaves
Just like you should keep the inside of your home clean, you should do the same with the outside. If there is one thing pests love, it's piles of debris. If you let leaves and wood sit around for too long, you are sure to find all sorts of pests including ants, german roaches, termites, and more, hiding underneath.
To prevent these pests from making their way into your home, make it a point to keep your yard debris free.
Keep Your Grass Cut
Tall grass attracts all sorts of pests and animals. Mowing your grass regularly will help keep them away. You should also rake up and clean up leaves on a regular basis. The whole goal is to prevent any areas where pests can start to hide.
Clean Out The Attic
For many of us, the attic is a form of self storage. Anything we don’t want, we throw in the attic. If we aren’t sure what to do with something, we throw it in the attic.
Over time, the attic becomes full of boxes that start to accumulate dust. Those boxes also attract pests such as silverfish and centipedes. They will literally start to live inside your old boxes.
Cleaning out your attic is the best way to prevent this from happening. And don’t worry, you don’t need to do this every month. Once or twice a year is plenty.
The key is, once you clean it out, make it a point to stop adding stuff to it. This way you won’t have to clean it out all the time.
And there you have it. Five things you can do to keep your home pest free. Just remember, taking these steps doesn’t mean pests will never come into your home. But it will greatly reduce the risk of any real issues taking place.
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