5 Steps to a Pest-Free Home This Year

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January is a great time to re-think your to-do list and household schedule. What are you planning to do this year to make your home more comfortable and inviting?

Tips to Keep Your Home Pest-Free

As you are reviewing your wish list of renovation projects and home organization tasks, make sure that you are looking for ways to keep pests outside. A little bit of work throughout the year is the most effective way to minimize the risk of insect or rodent infestations. Here are a few tips to help:

  1. Mark Your Calendar: Seasonal checks are essential to catch potential infestations in the earliest stages. Add a note on your calendar to do a quarterly walk-through to find possible pest issues that need to be addressed. Check every room in the house, as well as the garage, yard, closets, storage spaces, and anywhere else pests might be hiding out.
  2. Clear Debris: Are there any areas that might be attracting pests near your home? Debris outside, wood piles, overgrown bushes, old construction materials, and even unorganized garages can attract unwanted critters. Take time to clear these areas so you can keep the pests away.
  3. Seal Your Home: Consider bringing in a professional pest control team to identify the potential entry points in your home. Then, you can seal those holes and cracks before insects or rodents get inside.
  4. Secure and Protect Food: When pests come in, they are looking for food and water sources. Make sure your pantry and food storage areas are well-organized and food is securely stored using sealed, plastic containers. Look for signs of infestation, such as rodent droppings, chewed boxes, or spider webs.
  5. Schedule Regular Pest Control: Applying pest control strategies throughout the year is the best way to stay ahead of potential issues in the future. Don’t wait for an infestation before calling a pest control team!

We offer full-service solutions that help you maintain a pest-free home, all year long. If you’d like more information then it’s time to call our pro team at Riche’s Termite and Pest Service. Call to book an appointment with the local pest control experts: (951) 233-7697.