How To Keep Your Home Pest-Free This Summer
Summer is the perfect time to move home, have BBQs and decorate. That said, all of these things are made much harder when you find out that there’s an invasion of pests. To ensure your home stays pest-free this summer, read The Pest Control Co’s top tips to keep pests away.
Close bins and take out your rubbish
Most common pests are attracted to left overs – whether that’s rotting meat, fruit, vegetables – insects and rodents will feast upon the remains and quite possibly nest nearby, if your location provides a consistent food supply.
This is why it’s important to keep bins closed and as clean as possible, to prevent pests. If you’ve noticed signs of pests outside in your garden, it’s important to take immediate action before they find their way inside your home.
Fix leaks and remove standing water
Silverfish, cockroaches, centipedes and earwigs all love moisture, and will take up residence under you sink or toilet – wherever there’s a slight leak. If you’ve caught sight of one of these pests, or spotted wet spots – fix the leak and inspect the caulking around your fittings and fixtures in your bathroom. These pests manage to hide in the smallest of gaps and water can accumulate here too. Reduce humidity by utilising air humidifiers, they can be super cheap or super expensive and both vary in results, so it depends on the extent of your issue.
Seal cracks and holes
All types of pests can enter your home through holes and cracks, so check the seals around your windows and doors, check skirting boards and give your attic/basement a once over! These areas tend to be the ideal hiding place for pests because they go unnoticed here meaning they can feed, breed and become a big infestation.
Trim overgrown vegetation
Overhanging trees, long grasses and wild bushes can be a handwritten invitation to a number of pests. Overhanging trees can lead squirrels, birds and rodents to your attic, long grasses can attract fleas who will irritate pets and bushes are likely to bring in ants and other crawlies in search of food.
Keep pet food inside
Flies and rodents will be attracted to pet food, so keep it inside or keep a top on it when your pet isn’t eating. Although pets are quite resilient, keeping their food away from pests is important for their health and will prevent them from eating fly eggs or pest droppings.
If you’re worried about a pest infestation, call your local pest professionals who will be able to provide you with a discreet, child and pet safe service. With a wealth of experience within the industry and a long history of happy customers, you can’t go wrong. Contact our friendly team today – we operate throughout Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and nationwide.
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