Happy New Year! What are your resolutions for 2020? Are you interested in spending more time with your family or increasing your fitness regime? Do you want to eat better or achieve professional success? One way to make your life better this year is by making a commitment to keeping your home as pest free as possible. That is easier said than done, however, so here are a few ways to keep your property as free as possible from bugs, rodents, and anything else you want to keep out!
Keep It Clean
Having pests is not necessarily indicative of a dirty home. However, by cleaning thoroughly, you can help prevent a bug infestation. Make sure to sweep and vacuum each day. Never leave dirty dishes out overnight. Get rid of cardboard and magazines that you are not using, and keep the home as organized as possible. Do not let your trash cans overflow; take the bags outside frequently and keep your exterior cans as far from the house as possible. The goal is to make it as hard as possible for pests to find food.
Fix Weather Stripping
Pests are constantly looking for a way to get into your home. They do not need a lot of space, and they often find a crack or a gap in your weather stripping and use that to access your property. Weather stripping is not good forever and eventually starts to wear down. It does not cost a lot to fix, and doing so is one easy way to prevent pests.
Keep It Dry
Water is critically important to the survival of all pests, including cockroaches, ants, and termites. If they find water, they are more likely to settle down permanently. Check your gutters and drains, and make sure that everything is functioning properly. Have a plumber come in and check your pipes to make sure there are no leaks. Walk around your property, and look for areas where water is gathering or pooling. Fix anything that is causing an issue. In addition, it is always a good idea to invest in a dehumidifier.
Call In A Professional
Taking a “wait and see” approach when it comes to pest control is not a good idea. By the time you see bugs, and it bothers you enough to call in an exterminator, the infestation is likely already out of control. Preventative pest control is more effective and often less expensive than waiting until after there is an issue. Professional technicians are trained to watch for issues and take steps throughout the year aimed at making sure you do not see pests.
The new year is a time to look forward and take steps to improve your life and living situation. Keeping bugs and rodents out of the home is a priority for many people. If you want to see less pests this year, get in touch with EnSec Pest & Lawn and find out how we can help you! We will come out quickly to address whatever concern you have, and we are committed to providing you with the best customer service possible.