Pests are a nuisance to anyone, whether in the office or at home. The damage they live behind is unbearable. Pests can quickly find a way into a home. They can use any tiny spaces and holes to gain entry into a room. Lack of the right techniques for controlling pests, one may worsen the whole situation. The following basic guidelines will guide you on how to do your pest control.
Regularly Check And Inspect The Entry Points
The possible points pests use to gain entry to a house include the attic vents as well as any openings. By regularly checking and inspecting, you will be in an excellent position of any opening or entry point that a pet can easily use to invade your place. During the inspection, make a note of any entry point that you find to be a possible entry hole. Also, during this inspection, check out for pest evidence such as nesting and droppings.
Regularly Maintain Cleanliness
Pests will often stay around dirty spots. Therefore, focus on the areas that usually get dirty; this is the dining and kitchen area. Pests like raccoons will try to find their way to garbage cans; therefore, regularly and properly dispose of the garbage. Regularly cleaning the house or office also prevents any possible accumulation of pest droppings, which will likely attract other pests. Also, if you own a pet, it is advisable to clean up its feeding area. It’s because any leftover attracts pests such as roaches.
Maintain Proper Ventilation
It is a surprise to many how pests like living in damp areas in a house. Damp areas act as suitable locations for the reproduction of pests. If you are leaving in wet areas, use a humidifier to keep the moist areas such as the attics and basements dry. Also, opening the window helps to keep the area well-ventilated. A well-ventilated room will prevent pest reproduction.
Wash And Dry Linen And Clothes More Often
Bed bugs and dust mites are no common pests as they also pose adverse effects to someone’s health. These pests are often found in clothes, towels, blankets, and bedsheets. Try and make it a routine to clean these items. While cleaning them, also remember to clean wardrobes and bed area as they act as breeding grounds for several pests. Washing your linen and beddings every week is an excellent habit to maintain.
Seal All Entry Points
After checking and inspecting the entry points, now proceed by sealing them. Cracks and gaps between walls are open doors for pests to gain access to your house. Also, seal any crevices to avoid their entry. You may use a wired cloth, quality nets, and wooden planks to seal these areas. If you own a lot of newspapers that are not of use, pile them up and compress them to make multiple layers that you can then use to seal the entry points. Holes found in utility pipes and cable wires also can be pest entry points. In this case, use filling foam to seal the gaps off.