Pests are not only a nuisance in the house, but can also be destructive as well as bring about disease-causing vectors. Although most roaches, rodents, and flies may be out of sight through the cold season, many of them come out in large numbers in summer. This is one of the reasons the highest number of pest infestations are recorded during summer. Taking proper preventative measures to keep all these pests away from your home is therefore recommended. Outlined below are 5 of the best ways/methods to keep pests away from your home this summer.
1. Seal holes and cracks on the outside of the house
Most pests, and especially rodents (including snakes) will gain entry into your home through holes and cracks on the wall. Sealing all these cracks correctly using caulk or any sealant can help keep these at bay. You may also have to weather-strip doors and windows to ensure they don’t leave spaces and especially when closed. Sealing any potential entry points, or using a fine mesh to cover ventilation spaces in the house should help keep most of these rodents at bay.
2. Keep wood or timber away from the wall
Wood, timber, and other items high in cellulose are magnets for termites. Termites are always on the lookout for cellulose, hence will eat away the wood, including your house’s foundation if not discovered and contained on time. Nevertheless, keeping firewood and any timber away from the house can help prevent a termite infestation.
3. Dispose of garbage regularly, and wipe clean tables and surfaces for spills and crumbs
Make it a habit of disposing of waste from the kitchen trash cans, and ensure the responsible garbage collection company collects it on time. Keeping garbage around your house for too long only attracts rats, mice, cockroaches, flies, and other vices to your home. It would also be advisable to have all surfaces and tables wiped clean after preparing or having a meal. Leaving wine spills and food crumbs on kitchen surfaces or the table will only attract houseflies and cockroaches to the house.
4. Address issues with standing water
Be keen to address any issues with standing water and bushes around the house. These provide perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other insects. Draining the standing water, or even spraying any breeding grounds with insecticide should help kill the larvae and any mosquitoes/insects close by. If possible, consider creating a small garden of flowers and other plants that act as insect repellants. Some of the recommended plants that act as pest repellents include geraniums, lemongrass, rosemary, and mint. Including these in the backyard garden should help repel off most insects.
5. Hire a pest exterminator
If all fails, having a pest exterminator take care of the infestation is the best way to kick pests out of your home. All you need to do is look for a reputable and experienced pest exterminator for the job. You can find several of these by simply entering an online search for pest control in your area and find a company like Surekill.
The tips outlined above should help keep your home bug-free, and most importantly, kick pests out of your home. Remember to keep your home environment clean to avoid an infestation.
Article provided by https://www.surekill.co.uk