Common Pest Control Mistakes People Make!

pest-control-mistakesLet’s face it—nobody wants to have to deal with pests on their property. No matter what type of unwanted intruder you’re dealing with, it’s safe to say you would have much rather avoided the problem in the first place. Many of us, however, don’t always take the necessary steps to protect our homes from pest infestations. These are some of the most common mistakes people make:

Keeping an Untidy Yard

Is there standing water anywhere in your yard? If so, it could be attracting pests—none of which, after all, can live without water. You should also watch out for trash, which can provide pests with a source of food and a reason to keep coming back to your property. Keeping your yard as neat as possible will minimize its attractiveness to pests.

Piling Firewood Near the House

If you have a fireplace, it’s only natural that you want to keep firewood on hand—but don’t let it sit in piles close to your house. Piles of wood are a haven for all sorts of pests, from mice to termites. To discourage pests from taking shelter near your home, find a place elsewhere in your yard to keep your firewood.

Having a Messy House

If your house is filled with clutter, it will give pests a place to hide—and hence a reason to get into and stay in your home. Leaving crumbs on the floor, ignoring spills, forgetting to take out the trash, and leaving a sink full of dirty dishes can also attract unwanted pests into your house. Keeping a clean home will help to prevent your health—and your family’s health—from being compromised by the presence of pests.

Using Store-Bought Pest Bait

Many people, upon learning that they have pests, decide to try to get rid of them on their own. The problem with store-bought pesticides and baits is they aren’t always effective—and they can also be hazardous for children and pets. To be on the safe side, it’s always best to have an experienced professional eliminate any pests from your home.

When you’re looking for professional pest control in Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, or elsewhere in Southern Arizona, it’s time to get in touch with Essential Pest Control can schedule a free consultation at your home or business on our website or by phone at (520) 908-6251.

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