10 Methods for Pest Control Prevention
To make sure that pests not at all attain your home and garden, here are 10 simple, yet effective methods to wait them away.
- Trim Plants and Remove Mulch
Pests use plants as bridge to your home, so make sure you trim all tree branches and plants that touch it. Mulch is popular material used by homeowners near areas nearby the house, except it provides great home for pests to breed.
- Repair Warped/Broken Doors and Windows
Pests use every crack and gap to enter your house and find a new home for their issue. To prevent this, frequently inspect your windows and doors for small damages, and have them repaired on time. Another way to resolve this problem is to use monitor mesh, which is available in almost all home stores.
- Inspect the Exterior of Your House
To make sure no pests are able to enter your house, you need to inspect carefully its exterior for cracks and gaps, which they can use. Most of the time there are many cracks and gaps on the roof, near utility lines and wiring installations.
- Throw Away the Trash
Always keep the yard around your house litter free and throw away the garbage on time. Your trash cans are among the most accepted source of food for pests, so you need to make sure they are clean every time you take out the trash.
- Replace Your Garden Lights
- Inspect the Interior of Your Home
Sometimes there are cracks and gaps that are visible only from inside the house, make sure you examine every corner of your house with kitchen cabinets, stoves and around pipes. If you spot any gaps or cracks, seal them.
- Check the Drainage
- Store Recyclable Items Outside
- Store Your Food Properly
Stored food and leftovers are known to attract various pests, so you need to make sure these are stored properly. The best method is to use plastic bins if the food’s original packaging can’t be sealed properly.
- Keep Your Home Clean
Pests need certain conditions to live and successfully breed, so the cleaner your home is, the lower the chances of having any pests is. Create a routine for cleaning your home and follow it, while ensuring that all areas related to pest control are covered.