When talking about any pests, people usually get the association of the ugly invaders. Not to analyze deeper the concept of “ugly,” the fact is that most pests have the capacity to cause different damage to your property, threat your health and reproduce extremely fast all over your house. You should keep them away from your home, but this is not so easy as it sounds obvious. Unless you’re an expert, well-educated and familiar with specific details about the habit of different pests, you won’t even think of many ways pests can sneak into your house. Before you face invasion and the need to call for professional help, use these simple tricks and interventions to prevent pests from even aiming at your home.
Exterior interventions – prevent pests from entering home
Pests have amazing ability to sneak through incredible ways you would never think of. You might scan your backyard and conclude that it’s clean and pest-free enough, but if you look deeper a bit into exterior walls, cracked wooden constructions, windows, gutters, and roof, you’ll a whole world living there hidden from your plain sight. These places are the potential entrance for pests into your house, so try to intervene here. Keep your backyard clean and regularly maintained. Fix cracks in doors and windows, various gaps, and cluttered gutters. Remove piles of fallen leaves and drain stale water.
Interior interventions – make your home less attractive to pests
The truth is that you can do your best to keep them away from your home, but pests can always find their way into the house. Once they’re in, the best preventive method is to do several tricks and deprive them of food and shelter inside your house. It will make your house less attractive to these invaders. Now, observe your premises in details and try to think of all the potential sources of food, shelter, and conditions for reproduction pests could use and remove them. First of all, keep your indoors clean, regularly vacuumed and polished. Further, do not leave any food or traces of food on the floor and easily reachable places.
Keep in mind that rats, cockroaches, and other pests are capable of chew through the cartoon boxes and various packings, so store your ingredients in the kitchen in metal or plastic boxes. Remove any form of piled up paper, old dusted stuff and organic material at the humid places.
Not all pests are your enemies
It probably sounds awful and scary, but supporting food chain is a natural best way of controlling pests’ reproduction inside your house. One of the most frequent mistakes people make is killing spiders. They might scare you, but they rarely harm you, and they are quite useful pest exterminators. Think of that before you slap another one next time. Having a cat as a pet is useful as well since cats don’t only eat mice, as commonly believed, but various other forms of insects.