How To See Your Home Through A Bug’s Eyes
There are many things a pest sees when it’s buzzing or creeping around outside your home – you don’t want it to see an open invitation to move in.
Here are some simple things you can do that will help keep the bugs away:
CHECK FOR WATER LEAKS
- Make sure you do not have any leaky faucets around your home, both indoors and outdoors.
- Check your irrigation system to make sure you are not over watering and providing a water source for insects
WASH YOUR DISHES
- Any food that is left out is an open invitation to bugs, and that includes the mess left on dirty dishes. Any dishes sitting in your sink, or on the counter, are sure to attract bugs.
- Do not leave any food out on the counters, make sure food is quickly put away in the refrigerator and pantry
- Use tightly sealed containers to keep pests from getting in and ruining your food, you don’t want to attract grain weevils, cockroaches or rodents.
CHECK YOUR ATTIC SPACE
- Inspect your attic every year, before the weather turns cold and rodents and insects start looking for a warm place to live.
- Make sure your vents are sealed shut on all sides with wire
- Keep your attic clean, and check for rodent droppings, so you can catch them before they start breeding
KEEP PET BOWLS CLEAN
- Your pet’s food and water bowls are an open invitation for insects, including flies and ants.
- If possible, feed your pets indoors, and don’t leave food out all day.
- Wash the bowl after each use. This will keep your furry friend happy, and will turn off the “WELCOME” sign for pesky bugs.
CLEAR UP THE VEGETATION OUTSIDE YOUR HOME
- Vegetation that is close to the house provides housing for insects, as well as a bridge from the outside into your home.
- Trim back plants & shrubs so that there is space between it and your home
- Clean up old leaves. This will make your home look tidy, and even add to your curb appeal, but it will be unappealing to rodents and insects.
EMPTY YOUR TRASH
- Keep your trash contained with a secure lid; this will keep pests from being attracted by the smell.
- Don’t let trash pile up. Even if you only have a small amount to dispose of, put your trash and recycling bins out for every pick up.
- Keep the area where you store your trash bins clean so you will notice any new unwanted activity.
- Wash out your bins with a bleach mix to kill bacteria, and keep insects and rodents away.
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