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You probably already do a lot of things around the home in the name of prevention. You have your roof replaced before it can become leaky, you make sure that the house is painted regularly to protect the siding from weather and water damage and you always remember to pay your home insurance. Did you know that there are a few other prevention measures that you can put into place to protect your home and property? These prevention measures are to protect your home and family from disease spreading and damaging pests. Here are the top 4 most useful pest prevention tips from the Nashville pest control professionals at All-American Pest Control.

  1. Take care of the outside of your property by cutting back tree limbs and shrubs so that they do not touch the side or roof of your home. These things can act as a bridge to pests that are looking to get inside.

  2. Remove areas of standing water and eliminate any receptacles that are capable of collecting rainwater. Standing water is where mosquitoes breed and it can also attract termites. Termites are wood destroying pests and mosquitoes spread many serious diseases, so make your property unwelcome for both these pests by eliminating standing water.

  3. Spend some time cleaning up your property and making sure that leaf litter and wood debris is kept away from your home. This type of natural debris can attract ants, termites and other pests. It also makes a good place for pests like rodents or spiders to hide.

  4. Install motion sensor lights in your exterior lighting. Since insects can be attracted to exterior lights, having these lights on all the time can attract many insects to your home (and into your home when you open the door). A motion sensor light only turns on when you are opening/closing the door, which can help prevent insects from being attracted to your exterior lighting and thus, to your home.

Following these pest prevention tips can help protect your family and your home from the damage that can come from a pest infestation. In the case of protecting your home from damaging pests and protecting your family from the diseases that many pests can spread, prevention really is the best medicine! Simple changes around the home can be enough to keep these pests out, which has the potential to save you a substantial amount of time, money and stress in the long run!

If you find that there just isn’t enough time in the day to protect your home and family from the pests that are bothering you this season, we suggest contacting our Nashville exterminators for year round home pest control services. Our Perimeter Pest Control program will protect your home and family from more than 47 common pests. With thorough exterior treatments along with interior services as needed at no additional charge, you can be sure that our services will serve as both prevention and treatment for all your pest problems. Call us today to learn more about TN pest control from All-American and to schedule your first appointment!