Top 7 Pest Control Tips and Tricks to Keep Pests Away
No one likes to see cockroaches and rodents roaming in their home. Apart from the creepy crawlies you get every time you see them, they can spread diseases and infections in your house. If you have a severe pest infestation, you need only professional pest control to get rid of them. However, if the problem hasn’t reached that stage, you can prevent them from infesting your home through DIY pest control techniques.
Here are some tips to help you keep pests at bay.
Keep your kitchen clean
For many of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home, filled with delicious food and love. Pest and rodents come into your home looking for food and nesting space. If you are in the habit of leaving leftovers or food items in the open in your kitchen, you are sending free invites to pests. Keeping your kitchen counters, stations, and cabinets clean is an easy way to deter pests.
Keep the bathroom clean
After the kitchen, the next space in your home pests inhabit is the bathroom. The bathroom has a lot of damp and dark crevices that pests can use as hiding spaces. Keeping your bathroom clean and dry can help prevent any pest infestation.
Don’t let water become stagnant
Pests like mosquitos may seem like a nuisance but are deadly as they spread deadly diseases like malaria and chikungunya. So if you have any place like old tires or utensils that collect water, empty the water and clean the vessel every day. If you have a natural water source like a pound, keep it clean to prevent them from turning into a breeding ground.
Throw out the trash regularly
Your garbage bin is another area that acts as a breeding and nesting ground for pests like cockroaches and rats. Throwing out your trash daily helps keep your kitchen clean. If you don’t do so, rats can steal food thrown away in the bin and hide it all over the house, spreading the pests in the entire home.
Maintain your garden
If you have a yard or lawn, you need to ensure there is no space for pests and rodents to build a home and take shelter in it. Remove any dead trees or logs from the garden. Fill out any holes that accumulate water and keep the lawn free of dirty leaves and debris to prevent pest infestation.
Fix nets on windows
Open doors and windows make it easier for insects like houseflies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, spiders, and rodents to enter your home searching for food. Fixing nets on your doors and windows can prevent these pests from entering your home without hindering natural air and sunlight entry.
Remove any clutter
Clutter in your basement, closets, and attics gives space for pests to hide and breed. Removing the clutter makes it easier to clean your home and keeps pests at bay.
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