Do you get bugs, insects, rodents, or other pests in your home? Do you know the best ways to keep pests out?
1. Plants and Mulch
Trim back any tree branches or shrubbery that touch your home to eliminate pest “bridges” to the house.
2. Doors and Windows
Because pests can wiggle through tiny cracks and gaps, inspect and repair any warped or broken doors and windows, and those that simply don’t fit well; repair rips or tears in screens.
Sink and floor drains often accumulate gunk and debris which can attract pests and provide an ideal breeding site, especially for small flies.
The cleaner your home, the less attraction it will have for pests, the less chance a pest will have to live and breed – and the less likely it will be that you would need to go on the defense and pull out a can of bug spray or call a pest control professional
5. Trash and Litter
Keep yards, patios, decks, and garages free of litter, weeds, and standing water. Ensure trash cans have tight-fitting lids and clean the cans and area regularly to remove debris and spills, on which pests can feed.