People rarely enjoy an unexpected house guest, but when those house guests are the kind that gnaw and slither their way into your home – that’s when you’ve got to get serious to keep those unwanted guests from overstaying their welcome! Your home should be comfortable for your whole family and the last thing you want to do is worry about pest infestation and the potential health concerns they present to your children and pets. Just imagine making dinner while the kids play on the kitchen floor – only to see a mouse race by them and disappear under the stove! No one wants to share their home with rodents or pests, and the good news is you don’t have to.
The secret to keeping your home pest free is to take steps to prevent them from entering your home in the first place and to call expert pest control technicians at the first sign of a pest infestation.
Pest Prevention Tips
While professional pest control solutions are always recommended for homes experiencing any kind of pest infestation, whether termites, ants, bats, mosquitoes, bees, or rodents – there are a number of things you can do yourself to help prevent pests from getting into your home.
Cut Limbs and Trees - When tree limbs are close to your roof, siding, or windows, you’re providing a bridge for pests living in the tree branches to walk right into your home. Keep limbs trimmed away from your home.
Standing Water - Standing water is a breeding ground for many unwanted pests. If you have containers collecting water outside, get rid of them. If your home has a poor drainage area with water that never seems to drain – have the area properly graded to prevent standing water from accumulating on your property.
Keep Fire Wood and Scrap Wood Away From Home - If you have a fireplace or wood burning stove in your home for heat, you probably have stacks of firewood around your property. Make sure to keep your firewood supply as far away you’re your home as possible to eliminate pests living in the woodpile from entering your home.
Motion Sensor Lights - Install pest control motion sensor lights around your home to repel nighttime pests like raccoons, deer, bats, cats, skunks, and foxes from your property. The lights feature ultrasonic predator alarms that only the pests can hear and can help drive pests away from your home without harming them and without the use of chemicals.
Clean Out Gutters - Gutters that are clogged with leaves, nuts, and twigs prevent water from flowing properly through the gutter system and away from your home. The clogged gutters become a haven for pests and a prime mosquito breeding site. Keeping your gutters clean will eliminate this potential area from inviting pests into your home.
Year-Round Pest Control - While we tend to only think about pests in the warmer months when the kids are playing in the yard, the truth is pest control is a year-round concern. As the weather gets cold, pests of all kinds start seeking shelter for the winter – and your house is the ideal location! Contact the professional pest control technicians at All-American Pest Control for help protecting your home all year-round from unwanted pests.
A Pest Free Home
The secret to enjoying your home without fear of health risks from unwanted pests is “prevention”. Take steps to prevent pests from entering your home and invading your space and call on the pest control experts at the first sign of pests in or around your home.