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What is The Best Way to Prevent Pest Infestation?

There probably isn’t a single person that enjoys the idea of having their home invaded by pests. Whether it is spiders, rodents or bugs, all of these pests are unwelcome visitors. Once your home has been taken over, there is only one way to get rid of them, and that is to call in for backup from your local pest control. That being said, let’s focus on ways you can avoid them all together and keep your home safe.


Secure Your Domain

While this might seem like a no-brainer, leaving entry points for little critters to get in, will make it easier for an infestation to happen. One way to make sure your home won’t be invaded is to block entry points. It means that your doorways should remain closed. If you have gaps in your doors, it is a great idea to fix this problem. Spiders being tiny can wiggle their way through openings that are no bigger than your pinky finger. Other locations to check for is windows if any window doesn’t correctly shut or is perhaps broken, fixing this will help keep a pest problem at bay. Any cracks or holes in walls should be filled as well.


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Keep Your Home Clean

Most of the pests that you would find in your home are looking for food and shelter. If you leave out food and drink, it is pretty much a welcome mat for rodents and insects to make themselves right at home. To prevent this from happening, keep all food stored away from walls, or in a container, and off the ground. Another good idea is to take your trash out regularly. Fruit flies are drawn to the garbage, and by removing their food source, they will not stay around for very long. If possible, keeping trash cans outside is more ideal.


Top Choice In Prevention

Aside from these preventative methods, you can do yourself, one of the best ways to handle pest infestation prevention is to have a routine visit from your pest control. It is quick and easy just to make a call and have a home visit. Your home will be sprayed with an insect-killing spray. No worries, these sprays don’t hurt humans or fur babies! This preventative treatment will be a sure fire way to keep critters from making your home theirs.

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