There are three important things that keep you alive on a day to day basis; food, water, and shelter/warmth. In fact, the same is true for most forms of life on this planet. If you’re noticing a large volume of pests in your home, then there’s a good chance that your providing these things for them; effectively encouraging them in; although it is not your intention.
If you do have a pest problem then find your local pest control experts to help you eliminate the issue and protect your home in the future.
However, it is also worth noting that there are several steps you can take to reduce the attractiveness of your home to pests.
Get Rid Of Standing Water
Standing water provides pests with the liquid they need to survive. It is also perfect for mosquitoes as they breed in standing water.
By eliminating all sources of standing water in and outside your home you’ll make it much less attractive for a pest to want to stay.
The next step is to get rid of clutter. Whether you have a broken car in your driveway or an excess of items in your living room. Stationary objects become great places for pests to live in as they can stay hidden from you. If you can’t find them they are hard to kill. If you have car issues then click here to get them resolved. If you have clutter issues, then be ruthless; get rid of everything that you don’t really need.
Store Your Food
You should also store all packets of food, whether opened or not, in sealed containers, plastic, glass, or metal are best. This will stop the pests from getting to your food and having a feast.
You’ll also need to make sure all waste is in the bin, (which should be sealed), and that all countertops are wiped down. Even a small crumb can b a great meal for a pest s make sure there aren’t any around to tempt them.
You’ll make it easy for pests to invade your home if you haven’t looked for access points. Check your internal walls, particularly the kitchen cupboards and under the sink; if there are any holes they make great entry and exit points for your pests. Block them a soon as possible to reduce their ability to get into your home.
Shut Your Lights Off
Lights are necessary to see at night time but they are also a signal to pests; most of them are attracted to the light and the warmth it emits. The first step is to move security lighting away from your house; ensuring the pests are not at your door every time you open it.
The second step is to turn off lights inside if you’re not using them. This will reduce your energy bill and avoid your home being a beacon to every pest in the area.
Don’t forget to check your door seals and screens, if the pests find your home attractive this is their easiest route in.