Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Dealing With Pests: Part 2

pest exterminationWe’ve already covered the importance of regularly inspecting your home, making sure you have a plan of attack, and working with experienced residential pest control services, but here are some additional things you should keep in mind when dealing with both pest prevention and pest extermination.

Having a messy house
The easiest way to guarantee a bug-infested home is to not take care of your property at all. If you live in a messy home, pests will look at your house like kids look at Disney Land. Having an unclean home can be stressful in itself, but add in a few swarms of nasty bugs crawling around your floors and you’ll want to leave your house and never come back. Don’t let your home get this gross — clean up after yourself! Pests love old food being left out, overflowing garbage, and any amount of clutter because they can live and feed off these areas for a while. Be responsible with your home and clean up every inch of your house as often as possible.

Not securing your home’s windows and doors
Along with regularly inspecting your home, you should take an extra look at the areas around your windows and doors. Bugs do not need a lot of space to enter into a home. Termites, for instance, can enter a structure through a space as small as 1/32nd of an inch. If one bug can get in, that means hundreds of others can too, and they’re probably not too far behind. If you’re not careful, you could have a massive infestation on your hands. Take a look at your windows and doors and any other openings in your home and ensure that every tiny opening is secured shut.

Ignoring your outdoor landscape
Pest extermination doesn’t have to only be inside the home. These insects can cause significant damage to your home’s interior, sure, but they can also cause problems outdoors. Some bugs can cause your lawn to rot and ruin the trees and bushes around your home. They can also hide out in wooded areas by your house and eventually, as they creep closer and closer to your home’s walls, they will make their move to enter your house.

Don’t let these bugs ruin your home. If you are in need of quality pest extermination services, contact Essential Pest Control today!

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