Pests can have major impacts on the quality of life and comfort of those living in your home. Additionally, some pests can cause considerable property damage if they are left unchecked. Effective pest control is an important responsibility for any homeowner, but it will not be as difficult as is commonly assumed.
Store Firewood At Least Several Feet From The Home
When individuals think of the items that are the most likely to attract pests, they may focus on garbage and other obvious trash. However, firewood can be an extremely attractive home and food source for many different pests. For homeowners that store their firewood extremely close to their home's exterior, this can make it more likely that these pests will migrate into the structure. Storing the firewood at least several feet from the home will help to alleviate this problem.
Prevent Standing Water From Gathering
Standing water can be another source of pest problems. When a property has poor drainage, it can be possible for fairly large puddles to form after storms, and they may persist for several days or longer. Addressing a property's tendency to allow water to accumulate may require fairly significant landscaping upgrades to improve the drainage of the soil. These upgrades can include drainage systems, gutters, and soil aeration to help enhance the ability of water to flow through the soil.
Keep The Garbage Bins Sanitized
Regularly cleaning and sanitizing your garbage bins can be another important step to take for preventing pests from becoming a problem for your home. While cleaning the garbage bins may not be an enjoyable task, it is possible to greatly reduce the difficulty of this task by having garbage bins with drainage holes in the bottom. This will allow you to fill the bin with water and sanitizer while also being able to easily drain and rinse it.
Hire Professionals To Treat Your Property
Unfortunately, pests can be a resilient problem, and homeowners may find that it is simply impossible to completely prevent this problem without the use of professional pest control services. By regularly treating the areas of the home and surrounding property that are the most likely to suffer from pest problems, these services can greatly reduce the potential of this risk. For most homes, it is only necessary to be treated every few months, but homes in areas that are particularly susceptible to pest problems, such as near bodies of water or wooded areas, may need monthly pest treatments.
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15 March 2019
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