For many of you insects and rodents are far more mild problems at your homes. As rodent mice contaminate our food with their bacteria hampered wastes that cause’s food poisoning. Or maybe termites and other wood destroying insects that greatly damages wooden made structures which also causes $5 billion dollars’ worth of structural damages in the United States of America annually. Another maybe some certain beetles or moths perhaps that can easily turn your valuable wool, fur clothing and even rugs into some worthless pile of dust. Then we have these critters like cockroaches, fleas, bed bugs, flesh flies, mosquitoes and many more that we certainly not to have in our homes.
Now these pesky pests and rodents have different behaviors, food requirement, and a shelter to hide. By simply targeting these factors, you can manipulate their movement and even prevent them infest your home.
Rodent’s teeth can pierce easily through paper bags and plastics same with ants and any tiny insects that may target it. You food should be kept in hard plastic containers or glass containers with a tight fit lids to keep them safe from rodents and insects. Be sure to include pet food (if you have any) be also kept in sealed tight containers because these are mice’s favorite.
Almost everything you put in the garbage can are alluring for rodents, insects and pest. Like so, a close proximity of any food sources of rodents and cockroaches to your home would likely to be infested by them. So better off to place garbage containers be far as ten feet away from your home. In this way rodents and pest won’t bother to scavenge the trash with your house and would look for other place. Also do not forget to close the lid of garbage cans to prevent the entry of these pests and rodents.
We have mentioned early that pest requires moisture to be able to survive. Now we have mosquitoes that requires a standing water to be able to lay its eggs and there it will grow and mature, then repeats the cycle. That is why plumbing system should also be checked for leaked pipes. Also check the seals of bathtubs, toilets and sinks for a possible leaks. Reseal old seals from these fixtures to avoid infestations.
As for your home itself, vacuum carpets and furniture frequently especially if you own pets that may have fleas they’ve pick up from outside. Regularly inspect you pantry for any signs of beetles and moth that may have entered.
Therefore these are all the helpful tips that may prevent you home be infested with pests. For professional help check the internet for a pest control near you.