Pest can be a thorn in the flesh most of time, they can destroy things beyond our wildest imaginations, this article will provide you 7 ideas to help keep your home pest free.
1. Get rid of their food
keep food set aside in covered packages or the fridge ; get rid of particles , crumbs & grease particularly from cracks & crevices. Do not forget pet food left behind or uncovered bags left in the laundry room or perhaps garage. For a consistent pet food infestation put pet food bowl in a bigger shallow pan fill up with water to set up a natural barrier. Getting rid of as much as possible cuts off the pest's food source.
2. Get rid of their water
Look for areas of too much moisture like under sinks, shower/bath areas, hot water heaters, over-irrigating at external perimeter, & air-conditioning units re-direct or eliminate to get rid of pest's water source. Gutters holding decomposing organic leaf matter ought to be cleaned on a regular basis.
3. Get rid of their homes
Inspect storage areas at interior & exterior & either place away from the structure such as firewood or place in plastic airtight bins to get rid of pest's harborage areas. Keep this in mind includes the garage & attic particularly if cardboard storage boxes are being used. Plastic is advisable as cardboard is the perfect home because it can be a food source & a "nursery" for pests.We Service the following areas in the Hills District:
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4. Get rid of branches & tidy plants too close to structure.
Keep trimmed approximately 2 feet away to minimize easy traveling from plant/tree to structure entry points.
5. Get rid of entrance points.
Inspect structure exterior & close up noticeable entry points around electrical conduits, pipes, windows & doors . Foam sealant in a can is a quick as well as affordable fix. Weather stripping at windows & doors would not only keep out pests but enhance energy efficiency.
6. Get rid of over the counter pesticides when you are not getting results.
Use pesticides with care - know how they work & why. Understand how to use them & what pests they have an effect on. Inadequate use of pesticide is not only a waste of money but an environmental hazard for yourself & pets. It is very important understand how to make use of the pesticide, where it can be applied, just how much & how frequently to use it. Over application is just as bad as under application. Using the wrong products at the wrong areas will simply cause the pests to spread & increase in numbers.
7. Get rid of unlicensed applicator's who are "doing it on the side" the liability is unquestionably not worth the savings if any.
The consumer has no option - what if the applicator is hurt within your property? What if misapplication of pesticide leads to injury/damage to you or your neighbors or pets? Or even more severe yet is using pesticide you cannot see incorrectly in your home? An authorized, insured & bonded state controlled Pest Management provider must comply with thorough requirements to get & preserve their licenses. This is to safeguard the consumer. Know your pest control provider & make sure they are genuinely state licensed & covered by insurance. Check if they are part of industry related organizations & consumer protection organizations like the Better Business Bureau.