If you own a home, expect that you’ll have to deal with pests at some point. To keep your house pest-free, it’s important to know the right techniques. With the proper tools and knowledge you can help protect your home against pests.
Make sure any food you store is tightly sealed. A lot of insects will smell the food; keep it away. Don’t let trash sit for long periods in the kitchen. Take it outside promptly. Pests like this scent too.
Inspect your home for standing water which may be in hidden areas. Standing water attracts all kinds of pests. Check your home thoroughly for leaking pipes, and don’t forget to empty and clean the trays under your house plants. Pests need water to survive, so eliminate this, and pests will find your home far less hospitable.
Outdoor lighting makes it easy for people to find your home at night and deters thieves, but it is also a beacon for pests. If outdoor lights are necessary, use yellow, orange or pink bulbs to keep pests at bay.
Prevent mosquitoes from entering your house by eliminating ways they can get in. Drain places that are harboring stagnant water. This is the chosen breeding round for mosquitoes, so this one thing can go a long way towards ridding your property of mosquitoes.
If you have a travel trailer or camper that is stored over winter, mice sometimes find entry and take up residence. You can discourage them with use of these natural repellents. The small bags of repellents are not only safe, but will smell nice and will stop mice from taking up residence in your camper or RV.
Pest problems are more common than you would think, and you are probably going to run into a pest infestation sooner or later. Use the tips for pest control to keep your home free of these unwanted critters. Don’t waste another minute, start immediately!