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Pest Control Tips

September 04th, 2014

Rodents, pests, insects, and little critters aren’t just a nuisance – they can really affect your bodily health, the health of your family, and the value of your home too. That is why insect, pest, and rodent prevention is crucial to safeguarding schools, businesses, homes, and anywhere else where human beings and pests come together. Protecting where you play, work, and live from a pest infestation is critical.

Here are some good tips for preventing rodents and household pests from coming into your home or getting in through the outside to your home.

  • Seal up the holes and cracks on the outside of your house where rodents, pests, and other critters could potentially get in, like entry points for pipes and utilities, as well as window frames and door frames
  • Keep the shrubbery and tree branches away from the house and trimmed very well
  • You should also make sure your attic, basement, and crawl spaces are extremely well-cleaned, maintained on a regular basis, kept dry, and have proper ventilation.
  • Place your garbage in sealed-off containers and take it out regularly.
  • Replace rotted roof shingles, weather-stripping, and repair loose mortar.
  • Keep firewood a good 30 feet from the house and off the ground.

These pest control tips are only at-home preventative maintenance tips. You need to call a qualified professional pest service to really root out pests if you’re having a serious problem with them. While preventative maintenance is a good idea no matter what, you still need to have a professional pest control service come if you’re seeing pests around your house. You never know the extent of the problem. Your home could be infested with pests that could become a danger to your health, home, or the health of your family. Don’t hesitate to call one if you have a problem.