Although some pests may never go away — with most insect, rodent, even pantry pests, prevention is best. If you can keep them from even wanting to get close to your house, then they are less likely to get in.
Keeping pests away from your house in the best way to keep them from getting in.
No one likes it when pests get inside the house because it takes quite a bit of effort to fix the problem.
One way of dealing with pests is to use methods of pest prevention so that you won’t have to worry about the problem coming up as much.
There are many mistakes homeowners make on their property that is practically inviting pests into their homes. If you take care of these common mistakes, you can reduce your indoor pest issues:
- To keep rodents away, place odors and objects they dislike (such as human hair) around your house to keep them away and can keep them from trying to chew through the wood.
- Chili peppers and cumin are also sometimes used for the same purpose, and supposedly many creatures like mice absolutely hate the odor.
- Another mistake is having wood stacked next to your house. Some of the most damaging pest problems like termites and carpenter ants love piles of wood. It’s understandable that you might want to open your back door real quick and grab some wood for the fire, but you are also asking for a termite and carpenter ant infestation.
- Soft moist soil around your house will attract all kinds of critters that may eventually get in. There are many pests that find your home attractive because of the soft moist soil around the foundation of the home. Most are looking for adequate water supply and it just so happens that your home also has a food supply for them.
The important part about keeping this soil dry is good gutters. You may even consider diverting the water into a rain barrel or somewhere on the ground away from the foundation of the home.
- Get rid of branches overhanging or touching the roof. Lots of pests find their way into your home because there is an easy path to it.
Squirrels and even ants can get into your home by having lots of branches that hang over the top of your roof. Not only will you keep your roof intact, but you can prevent pest problems by keeping these trimmed.
- Seal up the garbage cans completely and leave them outside. Be sure to have lids as well that are sealed and weighed down if pests are getting into your trash.
- Don’t leave out pet food. Seal it up in a container to prevent rodents and other problems. Clean up any nuts, fruits, or berries that might have fallen the ground. Cover or get rid of any standing water in your yard.
While this won’t take care of everything dealing with indoor pests completely, it can help get you so that you won’t have as many indoor issues.
Still, calling a pest control company can seriously help you with insect and pest problems that you may have in your home.