The threat of a pest invasion on your home is a real one, and one that should not be taken lightly!
Mice, ants, spiders, cockroaches, rats, and termites all threaten the very security of your home, and the health of your pets and family. Known to be disease-carrying professionals, these pests have the innate ability to spread infections and create a health hazard in your very own kitchen. Pest control is something that is best left to the professionals if things start to get out of hand, there are however some proactive steps that you can take to safeguard your home, keeping it disease-free and structurally safe. Here are some handy tips to help you keep your home pest-free.
Keep the Kitchen and Bathroom Clean
Having a dirty kitchen with food scraps lying about, you are bound to pick up problems. Dirty and damp atmospheres are the ideal breeding grounds for a pest problem, which is why keeping your counters, stove top, racks, and drawers wiped down and disinfected is exceptionally important. Clearing away leftover food particles and wiping surfaces down regularly is going to help your fight against pests. It may not get rid of a problem, but it sure is going to keep it at bay. Similarly with your bathroom, the sink and cabinet areas should be kept dry and free from any mold or mildews. Unclog the shower drain of any soap residues and hair, and keep your shower curtain as dry as possible when not in use.
Remove Any Standing Water
Stagnant water is the ideal breeding ground for disease-carrying mosquito’s and their larvae. To keep your home free of pests, make sure that you clear away all puddles and pool of standing water around your home so that they are not an attractive housing complex for pests. Keep any buckets that you may have in the area around your house dry and free from gathering water.
Avoid Keeping Fruit and Veg Out
Overripe fruits are bound to attract some unwelcome house guests. Fruit flies and other insects, although no real threat, are a good indicator that bigger, more annoying pests are in the way. Ants, flies, cockroaches, and even spiders are all attracted by the allure of food, and can take over your kitchen quicker than you think.
Regular Garbage Disposal
Garbage is the most likely candidate to be the attraction of pests to your home. We throw things in the trash every day, and thus, it should be removed everyday if you want to avoid the complications of an insect infestation. Rats, mice, and cockroaches are the most likely culprits to be rummaging through your trash, not to mention how garbage attracts both flies and their maggots. Once a pest has broken into your garbage and you begin to find bits and pieces of it laying around your house, things may just have gotten too far.
These helpful hints and regular practices should help you to gain better control over the risk of an insect invasion on your home. The best solution is however your local pest control company. They are specially equipped and professionally trained to be experts in their field, and take your bug problem to the exterminators for good.