Pest prevention is important in protecting your home against common pests such as ants, cockroaches, and spiders. Other pests may get into your home with time and you should have knowledge of how to get rid of them if you wind up with them, and you should know how to prevent them in the first place. Pests can cause damage to your home and they can create issues for you and for your family, including health issues. If you have had pest problems in the past, you need to know how to prevent them and keep them from returning to your home.
Read on for some helpful tips.
1. Use A Pest Prevention Spray
Create a barrier around your home using a pesticide spray to prevent these pests from being able to cross into your home. The barrier helps keep some pests at bay such as ants, spiders, and cockroaches, in addition to silverfish, fleas, and other pests as well. Spray the pesticide all around the exterior of your home, spraying along the foundation lines and up onto your foundation wall. Spray every couple of months to help prevent pests, especially in the spring and fall months when pests are the most active. You may also be able to spray the pesticide inside your home and in your basement or crawl space as well. Read through the manufacturer's instructions to be sure the spray can be used indoors before using it.
2. Keep Your Exterior Tidy And Clutter Free
The exterior of your home should be kept tidy. Remove piles and other outside belongings that shouldn't be there or should be stored elsewhere. Remove piles of rubbish from your yard and put it in the trash, take it to a recycling plant, or take it to a compost site nearby. Keep your lawn as tidy as possible to prevent luring pests to your yard. You should also remove food sources for pests such as mice, ants, and roaches.
3. Repair Holes
The easiest way for pests to get into your home is in holes that already exist in your home. Repair these holes and prevent entry into your home. Pests will still try to find a way, but you should still repair the easy ways for them to get in. Replace dry rotted door and window seals, repair holes in the foundation walls and any holes in other areas such as window screens, vents or vent covers, and holes in your siding.
If you have a problem with pests, you need to start doing some preventative work around your home.
Contact a residential pest prevention service for help.