January 26, 2015
Protecting Your Home from Pests
Follow the Advice of Our Professional Pest Exterminator
The best way to keep a home free of unwelcome pests is prevention. The fewer pests you have harboring, feeding, and breeding outside your home, the less chances are for your home to become infested. This means you have to pay a lot of attention to what’s happening in your yard and around your home, and at the first sign of pest presence, call a pest exterminator. Additionally, consider implementing these simple rules in your household chores.
Trim Back Plants
Trim back any tree branches and shrubbery that touch the roof or exterior walls of your home. This will eliminate pest bridges and offer you a clearer view of the condition of your home. If there are any gaps, holes or cracks that pests may use to enter your home, clearing the area allows you to spot them easier.
Seal Doors and Windows Trim
Inspect your doors and windows, and if they are warped, broken or ill-fitted, repair them as soon as possible. Pests have a way of wiggling even through the smallest gaps, and they will immediately take advantage of your damaged doors or windows. Additionally, you can consider installing screen meshes for extra protection. They come at reasonable rates and will definitely save of a lot of troubles.
Avoid Trash and Litter
Trash and litter around your home is like a warm welcome for all types of pests. Try to keep your decks, yards, patios, and garage free of standing water, litter, and weeds. Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids, and they are made of hard plastic or metal. Don’t forget to clean your trash cans regularly in order to remove debris on which pests can feed.
Flying insects can be a real nuisance, especially in hot summer days. Since most insects are attracted to heat and light, replacing your normal light bulbs with yellow, pink, or orange tinted ones, may drive insects away.
Unfortunately, there are pests that will do everything within their power to enter your home, and many times they’ll succeed. When this happens, your best bet is to call a professional pest exterminator.
A-1 Exterminators is located in Lodi, CA and offers reliable and affordable pest control services. Call us at (209) 333-3311 for more details.