Tips for Preventing Pest Infestation in Your Home

August 21, 2017Home Improvement Standard

Pests are nightmares in any house. Aside from their disgusting presence, they can also create huge damage to your property. Some of the deadliest diseases that killed millions of people (such as bubonic plague and malaria) are caused by bites of mosquitoes, rats and other pests.

Hence, any responsible homeowner should see to it that they will do all means to keep their house safe from these pesky critters. Here are some of the tested pest management solutions that you can do to prevent these pests from infesting your house:

Seal the cracks in your doors, windows, walls, and other parts of your home – Most of the pests can easily fit in tiny crevices and gaps. Be sure to seal any of these to prevent easy entrance and exit of these pests. Regularly inspect your home for loose siding, cracked or loose roof shingles. They can also fit in gaps in your utility lines, pipes, electrical and cable wiring and other installations in your home. If you cannot cover them with sealants, you can use copper or steel mesh, sheet metal or coarse steel wool.

Keep your house clean – Litters inside and outside the house can invite insects and rodents to attack your home. Make sure the trash cans are covered tightly and clean them regularly to remove debris and spills that can be fed by pests.

Install door and window screens – Bugs, flies, mosquitoes and other flying insects can freely enter an open door or window. Put on screens to act as a barrier to prevent these flying pests from invading your home.

Place food in resealable bags or plastic containers – The smell of food can attract pests such as ants, flies and mice. Keep them in plastic containers and resealable bags then seal them tightly.

Trim trees and plants that touch your home – They can provide access to mice, rats and other rodents as well as other pests. Make sure to place plants and trees away from your home.

To ensure that your home is well-protected from these critters, you need to hire Hills District pest control in your house.