Like most people, you will probably make a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, exercise more, or save more money for retirement. But have you made any commitments aimed specifically at keeping your home pest-free? If not, now’s the perfect time to start! Here are a few resolutions you can make to help keep your home free of pests in the upcoming year.
- Seal Up Cracks & Holes
- Clear Out Wood & Debris
- Keep Your Garage Clutter- Free
- Tidy Up Your Kitchen & Pantry
- Hire A Pest Control Service
1. Keeping Pests Out Is Your First Line Of Defense
Cockroaches, rodents, and other creatures can easily squeeze through tiny cracks and crevices to access your home. Take a walk around your property to see if any potential entry points need to be eliminated. Check windows, doors, gutters, and vents for cracks or holes and seal them up with caulk or weatherstripping. This will help you deny pests easy access to your home and make it harder for them to find their way inside.
2. Remove Debris, Woodpiles, & Other Hidey Holes
Spiders, roaches, mice, and other pests love hiding places, so remove any woodpiles or debris around your property that could shelter them. This includes things like leaves, grass clippings, and firewood. If you have any trees or shrubs on your property, trim back any branches touching your house, as these can provide pests with a bridge into your home.
3. Declutter Your Garage To Help Deter Rodents & Insects
Your garage is an especially inviting place for pests because it’s usually dark and full of hiding spots. To help deter pests, make it a point to keep your garage clean and clutter-free. Store items off the floor whenever possible and regularly sweep up any debris that accumulates. Also, be sure to properly dispose of any trash in your garage — pests will have no problem rummaging through garbage bags in search of food.
4. Kitchens Are For Feeding People, Not Pests
The best way to keep pests out of your kitchen and pantry is to keep the areas clean. Wipe up spills and crumbs immediately, store food in sealed containers, and take the trash out regularly. You should also avoid leaving food out on the counter overnight. In addition, it’s a good idea to inspect your food before you bring it into the house and discard anything that looks infested. By taking these simple precautions, you can help keep your kitchen free of unwanted guests.
5. For Best Results, Hire A Professional Pest Control Service
Of course, the best way to keep pests away is to hire a pest control service that can identify vulnerable areas around your home and take proactive measures to keep them sealed up tight. A good company will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that targets your specific needs, whether you need rodent control, cockroach treatment, or a pigeon exterminator for the exterior of your property. So don’t let an infestation get you down — make hiring a professional pest control one of your resolutions this year.
Need An Exterminator For Roaches?
Nobody wants to deal with cockroaches and other pests — especially in your home. So, whether you have an existing problem or are looking for ways to keep future infestations at bay, consider adding some (or all!) of the above resolutions to your list. And don’t hesitate to call an experienced professional exterminator like Flatliners Pest Control of Las Vegas, NV. We can help ensure long-term protection from pesky critters all year, every year. Give us a call to learn more