Now that the warm weather is finally arriving, outside animals and creatures are beginning to stir after napping off the long winter. These animals will be searching high and low for shelter, food, and water anyplace they can find it. And if your home is available, they will come right in and make themselves at home. Read on for some tips on keeping these critters outside where they belong!
Seal up your home to prevent tiny invaders
Any opening in your home can be an entrance way for outside animals and creatures to come in. It is very important to make sure your home is completely sealed on the ground level so outside pests are unable to find an entrance. Make sure there are no cracks or other openings around the foundation of your home that can make your home accessible to outside pests.
Everyone wants their home to be clean and pest free. However, the smallest crack in the foundation, crawl space, or any surface of your home close to the ground, can easily become an entrance for the outside pest to enter your home. Air condition vents, heating ducts, and crawl space doors that are not tightly closed can give outside animals and creatures access to your home. If you see one pest in your home, that is usually a sign of a bigger infestation. Rats, mice and other pests will come into your home to find shelter, food, and water. These animals carry all sorts of diseases and are very dangerous to your health if you get bit by one.
Know when you’re outmatched
If you find your home infested and your do-it-yourself projects just do not seem to be preventing an infestation, you can contact a local pest control company. You can Google “pest control company near me” and you will get the full listing of your local pest control companies. Pest control companies, like Moxie Pest Control, have products and services that will help you rid your home of outside creatures and pests. They offer a free quote and their goal is to make occupants feel safe and comfortable in their home or office again.
An ounce of prevention…
I’m sure you have heard the old saying, “it’s better to be safe than sorry.” An ounce of prevention can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run when fighting pests. You should always practice some basic pest prevention habits and techniques to ensure avoidance of a pest infestation before it happens. It is less effort and less expensive to take precautionary measures before pest infestation happens. Once your home is infested with pests, you will spend a lot more money getting rid of them than you would on the preventive measure. It is much harder trying to rid your home of pests once they have invaded your home and found comfortable hiding spaces.
The basic pest prevention processes include trimming back trees, bushes, and shrubs away from your home. This will eliminate places for the pest to hide near your home. Clean all trash cans and dumpsters on a regular basis with an ammonia-based solvent to eliminate odors and bacteria which attracts pests. Ensure your trash cans and bins have tight lids to preventing pests from entering them. Keep your trash cans and bins far away from your home.
You should also keep your gutters and rain spouts clean. Pests have been known to make any cluttered space a home. Keep all landscaping and mulch bedding at least 6 to 10 inches away from the house to create a barrier between your home and your yard. Also, mow your lawn on a regular basis. Pest love to hide in high grassy areas. These are but a few preventive measures you can take to protect your home from pest infestations.
Whether you are dealing with rats, roaches, or other pests, and feel like you could blog about it, you can go online and find a pest control company that meets your needs and budget. Reliable pest control companies will offer you a year-round contract to rid your home of pests and take preventive measure to ensure the pest does not return.
To prevent pests like termites in your home, it’s not recommended to pile excessive mulch around your home, indeed. The mulch typically used around homes is often a softwood like pine and is the subterranean termites favorite food.
If you stack firewood up against your home, you might as well leave out a welcome mat for the termites. Don’t leave old tree stumps in your landscape. Dead trees are desirable to termites, almost as much as your house, and can serve as a launchpad for an attack on your home.