Every season, it can seem like there’s a new swarm of pests to protect your house from, but the battle doesn’t always have to be an uphill battle. Controlling an infestation can seem overwhelming, but the truth is that there are several things you can do to protect your home from the most common pests. If you notice that your home is being overrun, then call your pest control experts as soon as possible. However, if you still have time, then follow these tips to pest-proof your home before it’s too late.
Keep the house clean and dry.
There’s no better way to attract bugs and pests than by leaving behind food crumbs, puddles of water, and clutter (like forgotten stacks of magazines). Be sure to immediately clean up any spills, and to neatly organize your household items in well-lit areas to deter pests from settling in. Puddles of water in the garage, bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere else can also attract a host of bugs, including mosquitoes and water bugs, so be sure to keep all areas as dry as possible.
Seal away food tightly.
Even if you never spill any food or beverage, pests can be strongly attracted to food that is kept in unsecured containers. Ziploc® bags and Tupperware containers make for excellent food storage. Be sure to transfer foods such as rice, cereal, bread, and other things that you don’t use all at once in a well-sealed container to keep them sealed away from pests.
Fill in open spaces.
Worn-away seals around windows and doors can offer an easy path for pests in and out of your house. Holes around pipes or within the foundation can do the same. Carefully inspect the potential entry points around your house and seal off open spaces with caulk or other appropriate materials as soon as possible. For more effective results, call pest control to evaluate your home and help you decide if it’s time to exterminate.
We’ll Help You Make Your Home Pest-Proof
Keeping your home free of pests may be easier than you think, especially with our help! To learn more, call Carmel Valley Pest Control in Carmel Valley, CA, today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838.