Indeed, it might seem impossible to attain a pest-free home. That is because, despite your numerous pest control methods, you still find these intruders in your home and offices.
Nevertheless, having a pest-free home is possible. How?
After the pest control service is completed, there’s one thing left to do:
You will make some minor changes to how you operate both your indoor and outdoor activities.
Fortunately, this article contains the changes you must inculcate to achieve that peaceful home free from gnawing sounds and animal droppings.
Keep reading to find the tips.
Maintain A Clean Outdoor
The first step to a pest-free home is a clean environment. Once your surroundings are dirty, you are already welcoming pests.
So, how do you maintain your outdoors?
First, ensure that your garbage bin is far away from your building. That’s the hotspot of pests. It shouldn’t be close to your kitchens or any of your living spaces.
Second, fruit-bearing trees should be a few meters away from your building. The reason for that is because these trees are natural homes to pests.
Furthermore, the fruits that fall off the tree are food for animals. As such, having such close to your home spells bad for pest control.
Lastly, cut your grasses and mow your lawns. There is nothing more pests hate than open spaces. They fear to be out without hideouts.
So, when you cut your grasses, pests won’t come near your home.
Don’t Leave Mess Uncleaned
When cooking or even eating, you would probably have a few droppings on the floor. These messes attract pests.
Even the tiniest bit of sugar can attract a group of ants. So, don’t leave any droppings on the floor. Instead, clean them off as soon as you have finished eating or working.
Now, you might say you don’t drop food bits on the floor. That’s beautiful! Nonetheless, mop your floorings regularly.
Store Your Food In Lock Up Cabinets
Food is the major pest attraction in your house. So, keep them safe in lockup cabinets. When you do, you will rest assured that pests can’t contaminate or infest your homes.
Other alternatives to cabinets are:
- Airtight containers – are fit for snacks or light food like bread.
- Refrigerator – are for leftovers you would eat later.
Note: do not use paper or plastic bags. Rodents can eat through the materials. Besides, papers are tree products. Just like other fibrous products, it is also a food for pests.
Now, let’s treat the last two minor habits – albeit equally vital.
Avoid Overcrowding Your Items
Like an unkempt outdoor, overcrowded interiors attract pests. The worse part: you won’t even know if you have a pest in an overcrowded interior.
So, organize your valuables. It will reduce pest activities in your home. Also, such acts will beautify your house.
Avoid DIY Pest Control Treatments
The last step, and the most important, is to avoid any pest control yourself. Yes, the DIY seems cheap. However, they could cost you your properties.
So, it’s best to leave pest control measures to professionals. That is only when you have a pest-free home.
Jason Tan is a professional pest exterminator with 15 years of experience. He enjoys sharing his knowledge on pest control to help homeowners and business owners to get rid of their pest problems.