Top 10 Tips to Keep Pests Out of Your Home

Filed under: Pest Control

Not only is it uncomfortable to share your home with termites, spiders, mice, and ants, but these pests can damage your property and result in expensive repair costs. A pest control service can help to manage infestations. But, don’t wait for the critters to move in before you take a proactive approach to reduce the risk of insects and rodents coming inside.

10 Tips for At-Home Pest Control

Here are our top 10 tips for reducing the likelihood of a pest infestation in your home:

  1. Kitchen: Wipe down the kitchen counters and sweep up crumbs on the floor.
  2. Bathroom: Clean up excess water and soap scum in the shower, sink, and tub.
  3. Shoes: When you walk inside with dirty shoes, you could be tracking in debris that attract pests. Take off your shoes before entering the house.
  4. Water: Remove standing, stagnant water outside and inside.
  5. Screens: Make sure that quality screens are in place when the windows are open.
  6. Fruit: Don’t leave fruit sitting on the counter for too long. Instead, store it in the fridge.
  7. Garbage: Take out the garbage regularly and use a can with a lid outside.
  8. Garden: Clean up the garden and flowerbeds regularly to remove debris and minimize the risk of infestation.
  9. Clutter: Piles of clutter in the basement, closets, and garage often attract pests. Clean up the clutter and get rid of unused items.
  10. Services: Consider scheduling regular pest control services to avoid infestations in the future.

A little bit of prevention right now can go a long way to help you avoid having a pest problem in your home. Don’t underestimate the benefits of a proactive approach for pest management. These preventive steps could save you expensive pest control costs in the future.

If you need help with immediate pest control or preventive services, then Riche’s Termite and Pest Service is the team to call. Contact us to discuss available services for pest control treatment inside and around your home: (951) 233-7697