Eight Easy & Effective Pest-Prevention Tips For Your Mobile Property
At what point does home stop feeling like home? Is it when ants start trailing through the kitchen? What about when a bathroom is avoided because of the number of cockroach encounters people have had in it? Maybe it is when drawers full of clothing are stained with rodent urine. Wherever your line is when it comes to pests, we are here to help. To keep unwanted pest invaders out of your Mobile home, here are eight easy and effective prevention tips to try.
Keep Your Living Areas Clean
Many pests thrive in dirty environments as this means more opportunities for food and liquids. To address this attractant, simply clean your home. Specifically, vacuum carpets, sweep floors, wash beneath large kitchen appliances such as stoves and refrigerators, dust off shelves, and wipe off surfaces. After your home is clean, do your best to keep up with messes as they occur.
Address Harborage On Your Property
Oftentimes pests find shelter on properties before they find their way into homes. To reduce harborage around your property cut your grass regularly, keep greenery around your yard well-trimmed, install fencing around your yard and garden, fill in holes, and eliminate clutter/debris. Some common places pests seek shelter around properties include inside woodpiles and stacks of lumber, beneath fallen trees, within hollow trees, beneath stones, around mulch, and deep inside holes.
Seal Entry Points In Your Home’s Exterior
One way to prevent pests from getting into your home is to make sure there is no way for them to get inside in the first place. To property address entry points around your home’s exterior, here are a few exclusion tips to try.
- Install door sweeps beneath exterior doors.
- Address damage to weatherstripping.
- Make sure your window/door screens are in good condition.
- Repair damage to your home’s siding, roofline, and shingles.
- Install a pest-proof cap on your chimney.
- Fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
- Keep unscreened doors and windows closed as much as possible.
Eliminate Food Attractants In And Around Your Home
Eating food off of floors is not the only way pests can stay well-fed when indoors. They will also look for ways to steal food off of countertops, out of pantries, and in other areas. To address these attractants, store leftovers, pastries, candy, dry foods, and pet food inside airtight containers. We also recommend picking up and cleaning out pet food and water bowls before going to bed each night.
Reduce Clutter Inside Your Home And Around Storage Areas
When pests invade living areas, the first thing they do is look for places to hide. They find this around cluttered rooms and chaotic storage areas. To reduce harborage opportunities for these pests, keep your living areas tidy and do your best to organize storage areas around your home.
Address Moisture Build Up And Humidity Problems
Different pests rely on moisture in different ways. Keeping this in mind, it is important to eliminate sources of moisture around your property. Do this by fixing leaky pipes and fixtures, using a dehumidifier indoors, washing and drying out sinks before going to bed, and eliminating sources of water build-up.
Get A Professional Involved
If you do not have time to prevent pests on your own and are looking for a simpler solution, look no further than Phenom Pest Protection. We offer long-term general pest management for a wide range of area pests that get into and cause pest trouble around Mobile homes.
Reach out to us today to discover your best answer to pests.