Rodents and insects are typically not a welcome sight indoors! Not only does their presence put your family on edge, but the health risks they carry can create a hazardous environment for the occupants of your home. When it comes to pest control, taking a proactive stance can save your home from a serious rodent and insect invasion.
Get a Pest Inspection
Smart pest control starts with a yearly professional inspection. During an inspection a licensed exterminator will come to your home and examine your property’s most susceptible areas for signs of insects and rodents. They will look for a number of indicators, such as the presence of live pests, droppings, and scratch marks. If they find evidence that points to an infestation, they will lay out a plan to rid your home of the problem. On the other hand, if they don’t find evidence of an invasion, they will alert you to any risk factors and provide you with a number of pest control solutions that will protect your home from a future outbreak.
Seal Small and Large Gaps
Rodents and bugs are experts at finding entry points into your home especially, small gaps where pipes and electrical lines enter your property. Walking around your house and sealing off the big and small gaps you find with caulk is key to keeping your home pest free.
Check Your External Dryer Vent
The dryer vent on the outside of your home is equipped with a damper. The damper is a small flap that keeps pests and debris from entering the vent. Unfortunately, the damper is known for breaking or getting stuck in the open position. Examining the damper and replacing it if it’s damaged will help ensure rodents and bugs aren’t easily entering your house through the vent.
Keep Your Property Clutter Free
Weeds, standing water, wood piles, and poorly sealed trash cans are rodent and insect magnets. Taking care of these issues will give pests one less reason to explore your property. Simply clear your yard of weeds and standing water, and never place wood piles against your home’s exterior. If your trash cans don’t have proper lids, get rid of them and buy cans that have tightly fitted ones; otherwise, rodents and insects will happily feed on your garbage, which can lead to them perusing the rest of your property.
If you suspect your home has a pest issue or you would like to schedule a yearly pest inspection, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you.