Pests can be a great nuisance when hanging around your house. It can be very emabarassing when chatting with friends at your house and some cockroaches start raoming around in your guest house. How about a line of ants crawling over your barbecue? It is also very disturbing having mosquitoes bitting your guest as you enjoy a night fire at your back yard. However, although pests can be a heache with proper actions you can keep them away for good. The following lifestyle tips in pest control will guide you on how you can keep away those nasty creatures.
Drain your compound or yard
Stagnant water provides breeding ground for pests such as mosquitoes and termites. The mosquitoes need dump areas where they hatch their eggs. You need to ensure that your yard is well drained to prevent water pools from collecting around your house ater a rain. Also, ensure that your gutters are well maintained to avoid water from dripping from the gutters in to the yard. You should also inspect and unblock your gutters regulary to avoid dumpness and clogging as it also makes it a perfect breeding site for mosquitoes.
Block your home
Blocking your home is a great way of preventing pests from entering your home. Check whether your doors and windows are funtioning properly and replace the ones that are malfunctioning. Check for cracks and other holes and seal them to avoid small creatures such as cockroachesand ants from getting into your house.
Maintain your yard
A well maintained yard is not only beautiful but also prevents pests infestation. Overgrown grass and weed encourages existence of almost all types of pest including rats, ants, termites, mosquitoes and moles. You can hire a professional to cut the overgrown grass if you have no time to maitain your lawn personally.
Store your firewood properly
We all enjoy having a drink by the fire side but if you do not store your fire wood properly it can end up being a liability. Poorly stored firewood start rotting thus creating a conducive breeding site for pests. Some animals such as termites feed on cellulose found in wood thus firewood will be a great place for their habitation. Avoid placing fire wood in the ground since that way pest will find their way to the pile easily.
Maintain a clean kitchen
A home can never be complete without a kitchen since it is the food factory. However, in the process of cooking there is a lot of waste produced which if not well disposed it will start attracting cockroaches and ants. Always empty your dustbin regularly, wipe the floor and counters and also avoid over storing food stuff in open cupboards. If you have to store your food, make sure it sealed properly to prevent it from attracting pests.
Carry out regular inspections
Carrying out inspections will allow you detect any signs of pest infestation early enough and take actions before the condition becomes worse. Some pests such as bedbugs are hard to detect and once you see the it is usually too late. Check the edges of your furniture and bedding whether there is accumulation of dusts or spots created by most creatures such as bedbugs and cockroaches. Othe pests such as termites will consume your furniture from the inside thus not easily visible. However, you can tap the wood to check whether it is producing a hollow sound and also check whether there is bubbling of the paint which is caused accumualation of pests waste.
Hire pest control services
Professionals are usually skilled in detecting any form of pests infestation. If they detect signs of pest in your home they will advice you on the best pest control measures; thus allowing you to control the situation before it gets worse.
Do not let pests ruin your lifestyle, the above tips will help you keep them away for good.
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