Spring time is probably the most enjoyable time for insects, mosquitos, rodent and other unwanted animals which you don’t want close to your house. So it is basically a battle between pest and you. The one problem you are sure to face is the bug problem. They will sneak inside your house somehow, no matter how hard you try to stop those. Each spring you fall victim to their annoying attacks. Well, there are some tips you can follow to tackle those situation without calling a pest control company. You just have to be a little proactive to handle the situation.
Here are some tips for you:
Store Foods Properly
Foods should be where they belong, you should not keep any of those close your house line. Food sources attracts bugs and other animals in your house. Keep bird seeds, leftover foods and trash bins away from the house wall. Proper storage of foods is very important to tackle pest control situation. If you need to store bird seeds, make sure the bags are at least 30 meter away from the house wall. The foods for pets should be inside your house in a sealed container. Make sure any container with food inside is air tight and there are no holes on it.
Clean Your House
You cannot expect an insect free house when you have mess all around it. You should clean the house and the backyard regularly to keep pest away. Bugs and insects don’t like a neat and tidy surrounding. Make sure the house environment is dry. A damp environment is a heaven for pest to dwell. Always keep the house dry and clean. You will find plenty of pest activity under a branch of tree or a pile of leaves. So you should clean those regularly.
Seal the Home
No matter how hard you try to keep the pest away from your house, the situation will never be solved, if you don’t seal the entries your house properly. Don’t allow any animals to get inside your house. Check for any holes which are allowing animals to get inside. A proper inspection of the whole house will reveal such spots for you. You can repair those on your own, or you can hire someone to seal those for you. Either way, all entries except the ones you use must be sealed. After that you can tackle the pest situation inside your house.
Inspect the House Perimeter
It is very important to inspect the perimeter of your house to find any passage which may be allowing animals to get close to your house. If you see a tree branch close to the roofline, cut that immediately. It will provide a direct passage for rodents or raccoons to get on your roof. Keep the tree branches away from your house wall or roofline. Also, if you have a garden in your backyard, you should clean it regularly. Don’t allow insects in your garden. Keep the house perimeter clean to keep the pest away.
If you still see the pests after taking all measure, call us for a free consultation or to book our services.