9 Measure to Reduce the Risk of Future Pest Infestations in Your Home

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Pest can be an impossible menace. They are quite the eyesore, but that is the least of their nuisances. Pests also cause diseases and house damage that could cost you a pretty penny salvage. Well, everything has a place in the grand scheme of things. However, with the vastness of the planet and universe, there is absolutely no reason to share your space with annoying creepy crawlies, rodents or any other pest. Here are some measures to help reduce the risk of pest infestation in your home:

Keep your home clean

Pests feel most welcome in spaces that are dirty and damp. To keep infestations at bay, you want to keep your home clean. Tidy and clean your kitchen counters every day. Use disinfectant cleaners to remove dirt and food particles that attract insects to your home. Ensuring you have a clean house will significantly reduce the number of pests in your home. Remember to keep the shower curtains dry so that moss does not have a place to thrive. Clear and cover your drain to keep the bathroom free from pests.

Store food correctly

Food smells attract bugs and insects like cockroaches and ants. These leave allergens and diseases in their wake, in addition to them being unsightly. Avoid leaving food items open in your home. Cover all the food in your home and discard overripe fruits and vegetables before they rot and attract pests into your home. Get sealed jars and containers to store your food in so that cockroaches do not get into your home because it may be hard to evict them.

Eat in a dedicated place

Most people have the habit of carrying food all over the house and eating at every corner. Doing that invites pests to all corners of your home while increasing your cleaning burden. Moving all over your space with your food may bring you joy, but you may need to compromise that little pleasure for the greater good of having no pests in your home.

Dispose of garbage

If it’s garbage, it has no place in your home. A simple practice like efficient garbage disposal is enough to keep the pesky pests at bay. Ideally, there should never be any garbage lying around your home. Make an effort to dispose of trash everyday to avoid cockroaches and rodent infestation. It will also prevent the spread of diseases in your home.

Contact the experts

You may be doing everything to get rid of pests inside your home. However, sometimes even with all the efforts, you may find some sneaky one finding their way into your home. Professional help comes in handy in eliminating pests before the situation deteriorates into an infestation. You can get a free inspection from Terminix pest control to see if there are any harmful pests in your that are long overdue their notice. If the professional pest control service finds any, they will use the most appropriate measures to keep the annoying bugs away and prevent an infestation.

Maintain your garden

If you have a garden, you need to keep it neat lest it hosts the pests that may find a way to get inside your home. Maintain your garden so that insects and rodents do not get a conducive environment to hide. Clean the pool and pond if you have one. Be prompt with pruning the plants so that they do not grow wild and bushy. Keeping your garden clean and neat will keep unwanted mosquitoes, rats and ants at bay.

Put nets in your windows

You want to minimise the entry points for pests inside your home. Fixing nets on your windows serves that purpose. Houseflies, mosquitoes, and spiders will have limited access to your home. Be sure to repair any broken window panes or glasses. Do repairs to the doors to close any possible entry points for the pests.

Remove stagnant water

Pests, like mosquitoes, love to breed in puddles of stagnant water. Clean the drain outside your home to discourage the mosquitoes from making a home in your space. That way, you will avoid mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and dengue. Ensure that you do not leave buckets of water lying idly in your house as they too could be breeding grounds for the mosquitoes. There should be no stagnant water in or around your home.

Declutter your home

Clutter gives pest hiding space inside your home. Remove unused boxes that may serve as hotspots for germs and insects. Sell or throw out any items long past their time in your home.

Wrapping up

Sharing your space with pests makes it painstaking uninhabitable because of the risk of diseases and the annoyance of pests ruining your property. Do everything in your power to keep your space safe from infestations.

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