Have you made your New Year's Resolution list? Be sure to include pest-proofing your home. This can help you save money and spare you from the hassle of dealing with pests indoors. Here are some measures you can take to implement your pest-proofing plans and keep your pest-free resolution throughout the year.
Start with proper storage of holiday decor.
Taking down your tree and holiday adornments can be a workout but don't rush things. Securely pack them in a durable plastic container with tight sealed lids to keep pests from infesting the decorations while stored.
Always keep the kitchen and dining area tidy and clean.
Pests are attracted to food. Make sure these areas of your home are clean after cooking and dining. Small crumbs can entice ants, mice, and other pests. Make sure to store food and dispose of garbage properly. And, store edibles in receptacles with tight lids and keep them organized and clean in your pantry.
Seal holes and crevices.
Make sure outdoor openings, doors, windows, and pipes are properly sealed. These can be a potential port of entry for pests into your home.
Store firewood away from your house.
Pests often gather in wood piles. Make sure to store the firewood at least 20 feet from your home. Before you bring wood inside, brush it off to ensure that no pests have hitched a ride.
Clean the exterior of your home.
Remove leaves and debris from the gutters and repair loose shingles to eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can breed.
Doing these preventative measures can help keep pests from infesting your home. However, if you have already noticed any signs of infestation starting to occur in your home, contact EHS Pest. We can help you safely get rid of any pest infestation.