While a lot of pests and their takeovers of your home are seemingly out of your control as a homeowner, there are a variety of measures you can take to control pests on your own. Most boil down to common sense and good house keeping. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In order to avoid pest problems, don’t allow yourself to create an environment that is hospitable to them in the first place.
Keeping Things Tidy Goes a Long Way in Promoting Pest Control
Remember your mother always nagging you to clean up your room? Well, she had a good point! Most pests seek refuge in places that are warm and provides sustenance to support them and their offspring. Avoid clutter that can turn into nesting material and breeding grounds for rodents, insects and mites. Designated eating areas keep crumbs from accumulating around your house and inviting pests to roam free as if at a smorgasbord.
Roll-Up the Welcome Mat by Sealing Entrances
Most infestations occur because it is so simple to gain access to your home. An effective tip is to seal up small holes, cracks, and drafty areas. This will keep rodents, birds, and insects from seeking refuge in your home, especially during cooler months. Don’t forget to repair window screens to prevent mosquitoes and other insects from gaining easy access.
Every Pest Problem Has a Solution
Even with a conscientious effort on your part, you may occasionally have unwelcome guests. With a wealth of do-it-yourself products on the market, traps, sprays
and other remedies are available.Doing it yourself may save you a dime.
However, does exposing yourself, your love ones and your pets to harmful chemicals and products worth it. If in doubt, consult a professional pest control management company to prescribe a solution to oust any pesky critters that have made your home theirs.
This guest post was written By Karl the Bugman, EnviroCare Pest Solutions, Columbus Ohio 614-586-BUGS (2847). Please feel free to check http://www.MyEnviroCare.com for more answers to your bug questions.