Pests are commonplace in the US, especially during the summer months. But the pest problem doesn’t just affect those who are out in a picnic, but the comfort of their own homes too. Unfortunately, pests aren’t just an eyesore; they also bring along a series of problems, including infections, allergies, dirt, and so on.
In this article, we will tell you how to keep these pests away from your home during the summer months, when everyone else is struggling. But first, it’s essential to understand why these pests are attracted to some homes more than they are in others.
What attracts pests to homes?
Under normal circumstances, pests like cockroaches, rats, spiders, ants, stinging insects, clover mites, bedbugs, and scorpions will live outside in bushes and shrubs, on flowers and trees or even under the rocks. However, when these pests can’t find suitable shelter, food, and/or moisture, they will start to roam far from their habitats to fend for their needs. If your house provides these needs, then it’s only a matter of time before they find their way in. If you don’t want any of these pests to come into your house, then here are a few things that you should do.
Get regular inspection
Pests are good at hiding. So, they will creep into your home and hide in hard to reach areas where you won’t see them only until they are too many and can’t hide anymore. Having a Boise pest control expert come in and perform regular inspections is a great way to ensure you don’t have these creatures in your home. Besides, an inspection can also help identify any pest issue before it escalates and becomes hard to handle.
Keep your house clean
All pests have one thing in common – their affinity to filth. Pests love dirt; they thrive in it. So, you should try to clear any leftover foods as well as food crumbles and spills from the surface. If you have any food lying around, you should either refrigerate it or seal it in a pest-proof container. Your home won’t be conducive enough for these pests when there is nothing to snack on.
Seal of any entry point
Remember, pests can only get inside your home through an entry point. That could be anything from crevices, cracks, holes, sewer pipes, doors, windows, and so on. It is therefore critical to inspect your entire home for such openings and seal them to keep the pests outside.
Maintain your yard
Chop down or trim any bushes and branches that extend to your house. Make sure that the lawn is mowed and that there is no standing water in the compound. Maintaining your landscape to prevent overgrowth is a great way to keep these pests away. Don’t forget to rake up debris, keep firewood away from your shed or house, and also inspect outdoor furniture (including swing).
Use pest control services
It might be a good idea to have the professionals routinely spray your home for rodents and bugs that are common in your area. After all, as the old saying goes, prevention is always better than cure.