Pests in your home can be pesky. But, more than that, they can spread illnesses and make you and your family sick. Pests like cockroaches, rodents, ants, and wasps are not to be taken lightly. And, while we don’t necessarily recommend DIY pest solutions, there are plenty of things that you can do around your home to prevent an infestation from ever happening.
In today’s post from Earthwise Pest Management, we are going to discuss some pest control tips that will help you keep the pests out of your home. Continue reading to learn more and if you have a pest problem in your home, contact the Sacramento pest control experts at Earthwise Pest Management to learn more about our residential pest control services.
Remove All Possible Entrances
If pests cannot find their way into your house, they cannot create their home there. One of the first things that you should do to deter pests from entering your home is to close off all possible entrances. This includes sealing around windows, checking for holes in your foundation, and sealing off any other small crack, hole, or opening that a pest may enter through.
- Seal cracks and holes in your foundation
- Seal around windows and doors
- Fix damaged window screens
- Keep garage doors shut
Remove Water Sources
The next thing on your list for pest prevention should be to remove any possible water sources for pests. This includes checking your pipes for leaks and ensuring that you don’t have any standing water in your home or in your yard.
- Get rid of any standing water
- Fix leaky pipes
- Clean up spills immediately
- Do not leave open, partially full drinks around the house (especially sweet ones)
Remove Food Source
Another thing that pests look for when they are searching for a new home is a food source. Pests don’t require that much food, so even some crumbs left on the floor or counter can do the trick. Clean your home thoroughly and take out the trash often to remove possible food sources.
- Clean your kitchen often
- Take out the trash frequently
- Sweep, mop, and vacuum floors
- Don’t let food sit out at room temperature
- Keep food in tightly sealed containers
Remove Possible Nesting Areas
Once a pest has found a way into your home as well as a food and water source, they will next look for a place to live. Pests tend to enjoy dark, warm areas where they can hide and reproduce safely. Keeping the clutter in your home to a minimum is often the best way to keep pests from making a home in your house.
- Store firewood away from your home
- Keep your house clutter-free
- Trim plants against your home
Call the Sacramento Pest Control Experts
If you live in Sacramento or the surrounding areas and are struggling with a pest like cockroaches, rodents, ants, spiders, or moths, we can help. Our experienced and knowledgeable team can rid your home of pests and help you to prevent future infestations. Contact the Sacramento pest control experts today and ask about our residential pest control services.