No one wants rats, spiders, ants, or cockroaches to infiltrate their home and make it an uncomfortable place to live. Skilled pest control firms can assist in the removal of pests from a house, but occupants must first remove the reasons the pests entered in the first place. This reduces the chances of another invasion. Visit us on Team Veterans Pest Control.
Many pests migrate within in search of water. Fixing leaking pipes can help homeowners reduce the risk of an invasion. Other water sources should also be identified and eliminated. Remember to empty drip trays under potted plants, as they may provide enough water to attract unwanted visitors.
Pests can enter your home in search of food. Garbage disposals should be used on a daily basis if a home has one. Do not leave food scraps in the disposal; instead, turn it on and flush with plenty of water each time you place scraps in the drain. Scraps that cannot be thrown away should be stored in a tightly sealed jar. Every night before going to bed, take out the garbage.
Pet food and water can never be left out overnight. Food and water can attract a variety of small pests into one’s home. Leaving pet food or water outside the house can attract larger pests such as skunks, raccoons, or other wild game. Provide just enough food for the pet to feed before bedtime, and empty water bowls every night.
Make sure bugs don’t have a place to hide or enter. Caulk any cracks, crevices, and other openings around pipes, doors, and baseboards. Keep in mind that a mouse can enter a house through any opening large enough for its head to pass through. Mice and insects will enter your home through openings as tiny as a dime.
If pesticides have been used in the household, keep children and pets away from the contaminated areas. The technician who applied the pesticide might be able to provide additional advice on how to prevent further pests from becoming a problem. He or she will even tell you when it’s safe to bring your pets back into a treated environment.