Being home all day, people start to notice the bugs that come out when they’re at work. Here are 10 easy ways to protect your home from pests - eliminating the gross interruptions so you can feel at home again.
Trim Bushes and Shrubs
Trim all dense greenery from touching the side of your home, if possible. Greenery touching the home can help pests get in.
Seal Dog or Cat Food
Rats love dog and cat food. Keep yours sealed in a container and clean up any that may have fallen on the floor to avoid rodent issues.
Install Door Sweeps
Door sweeps help keep bugs out. Make sure yours are in good condition. If you don’t have them, they’re pretty easy to install.
Fix Leaky Outdoor Faucets
Leaky faucets can provide excellent conditions for termites to thrive. The small pools of water can also make for good mosquito breeding sites.
Tidy Up The Kitchen
Keeping a tidy kitchen is essential to protecting your home from pests. Leaving food crumbs out can attract ants and roaches.
Check Under The Playscape
Spiders and wasps can nest under playscape slides and walkways. Be sure to clear out webs and nests so your kids can play safely.
A ladder is required to perform the following tips. Please exercise caution and safe ladder practices while performing these. If you’re not comfortable on a ladder, please leave them to a professional.
Clear Gutters Of Debris
Gutters filled with leaves and other debris can collect water and provide shelter and breeding sites for mosquitoes.
Seal Roof Intersects
Over time, roof intersects can widen. It’s very common for rats and squirrels to get in (or chew) through gaps in the roof intersects.
Fix Loose or Broken Shingles
Rats, squirrels, and even raccoons will do whatever they can to get into an attic. Making sure your roof is in good shape will help prevent them.
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