Pest Control: Focus on Prevention to Avoid Infestation

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No one likes to find insects or rodents in their home, but some homeowners are mistakenly attracting these pests inside. If you want to avoid unwanted pests, then there are a few things that you can do to prevent an infestation. Cleanliness should be your focus because rodents and insects are attracted to dirty environments.Prevention to Avoid Infestation

These are a few areas that need to be cleaned in your home:

Storage Spaces

Are there any areas in your home where you store seasonal items or old clothes? Closets, crawl spaces, and other cluttered areas are the perfect location for pests to nest. Clean these areas several times a year and keep things organized in plastic storage containers whenever possible.

Outdoor Areas

Pests usually take over the yard before they come into the home. So, if you want to avoid an infestation inside, then you need to reduce the colonies outside. Look around the yard for weeds, garbage, dead trees, wood piles, rotting fruit and more. Excess foliage attracts pests because it is a good location for nesting and food sources. It is also important to get rid of standing water to eliminate mosquitoes and flies.

Food in the Kitchen

Don’t leave food out on the counter because that food will be feeding the pests. Even small scraps of food or crumbs on the floor will bring pests into your home. To get rid of the pests, you need to remove their food sources. Keep your home clean by wiping the counters, sweeping the floors, and vacuuming the carpet.

Seal the Windows and Doors

Mice and insects can get in through small cracks and crevices. Inspect the doors and windows to seal up the spaces and reduce the likelihood that pests will come inside. If you don’t know how to fill the spaces, then you should talk to a handyman for advice.

Call a Pest Control Team

Most people wait until they find an infestation before calling a pest control professional. But, pest control services can be helpful to prevent the infestation as well. You can avoid the damage and discomfort from an infestation by treating your home right now.

For more information about high-quality pest control services, call Mathews Termite and Pest Service at (951) 751-0885.