Whether it is in the summer or in the winter, you can’t help but come across grotesque bugs in the kitchen, bathroom, and basement. You just want relief right now!
How many pests have you seen over the last week? If the answer is in the double digits, then it’s perhaps time that you hire a pest control service to handle these disgusting cockroaches, mice, spiders, and centipedes.
Pest control companies have the equipment, staff, and training to successfully eradicate potato bugs and earwigs from your humble abode.
However, you should also take the proactive approach to getting rid of pests. Everything from keeping your premises clean to ensuring that there are zero hiding places for these things, there are multiple measures you can employ that can complement pest control.
Here are five pest control tips to keep away cockroaches, mice, and spiders all year long:
1. Clean Your Kitchen – No Crumbs!
Your kitchen is home to meat and vegetables, spices and seasonings, cans and plastic. It is also a perfect residence for pests that are attempting to feed themselves and their families. The last thing you want is to have these pests set up permanent shop in your kitchen.
Solution? It’s simple: keep it clean!
Wiping down the counters, sweeping the floor, tossing out old food, and immediately removing crumbs. These are the simplest tasks to perform to prevent ants from setting up a base in the cupboard.
2. Seal Those Cracks, Crevices & Gaps
One of the easiest ways for pests to infiltrate your home is to enter through the cracks, crevices, and gaps. It doesn’t matter if you live in a detached home in the suburbs or a one-bedroom apartment in the city. If you notice a crack in the baseboard or a hole in the wall, they’ll come.
To prevent their arrival, all you need to do is seal those cracks, crevices, and gaps right away.
3. Throw Out the Trash Regularly
How long has that black garbage bag – filled with rotten meat, old potatoes, and last week’s leftovers – been there? A week? A month? Let’s hope not!
In any event, you need to throw out the trash regularly. Yes, it may be freezing outside (or it’s too hot), but you must toss out the bag to prevent an invasion of bugs.
Moreover, be sure to clean your garbage can, both inside and outside.
4. Keep an Eye on Those Drains
In the kitchen, you’re quite likely to toss pieces of potato skins or old penne noodles down the drain. Fine. We won’t judge. But here is a warning: it may attract pests.
It can be difficult to clean those drains, which is why you should still inspect them regularly. And you shouldn’t only pay attention to the drains in the kitchen. You should also keep an eye out for the drains in the bathroom, in the basement, and in the garage.
5. Hire a Pest Control Company Now
OK. You have seen one or two cockroaches over the last month. You have seen a dead rodent a couple of weeks ago. You have even seen some nasty centipedes a couple of days ago. Does this mean you have a serious problem on your hand? Maybe. Maybe not.
Either way, you should really hire a pest control company right now. You don’t want anything to get out of hand that makes it impossible to eviscerate the presence of cockroaches and spiders.
Pest control professionals will determine if there is anything serious occurring. Should they deduce that you have an outbreak, they have the tools to ensure your home is pest-free.
Would you ever wish an invasion of pests on your worst enemy? Likely not (well, maybe that guy who plays loud rap music on Monday nights). Nobody wants pests in their homes. They are disgusting, they make your surroundings unhygienic, and they can be impossible to kick out.
That is why it is essential to hire a pest control company. They have the acumen, the skills, and the equipment to combat those rats and cockroaches.