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Tips to Prevent Pests from Entering Your Home

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An infestation can be prevented with a little elbow grease.

Is your home or office becoming a welcome haven for pests such as roaches, ants, bed bugs, spiders, termites or mice? While the sight of little ants crawling or spiders weaving webs can be fascinating, these insects certainly do not belong inside your home. Mice scurrying around the house and roaches raiding your pantry for food might not paint a pretty picture either. So, how exactly do you keep your home free of these unwanted intruders for good? What are the most effective pest control methods that really work?

Keep Your Food Supplies Sealed

Most pests eat almost anything that they can find. Free food is a very good reason for roaches, rodents and ants to find your home attractive. Seal your snack and cereal bags, pack away food items and never leave dirty dishes around in the sink. Make sure your trashcan has a tight lid and clean up food crumbs and spills from the furniture and floor immediately. Never leave pet food out overnight as they can also serve as pest food.

Control the Water Supply

Roaches need water to survive, so drain your sinks and bathtubs after use. Fix dripping faucets and leaking appliances. Wipe up countertops thoroughly, as puddles can be the perfect playgrounds for pests.

Block Their Entrance

Rodents and insects are desperate for shelter and are constantly looking for ways to enter your home. Holes in windows and doors can serve as convenient entry points for a variety of pests, as well as cracks and crevices in baseboards and openings in areas near the sink. Seal all possible holes and cracks around your house and install window screens.

Keep Your Home Free of Clutter and Debris

Pests find cluttered spaces to be great places to hide and nest. Throw out unwanted items and vacuum or sweep your floors regularly. Get rid of piles of magazines, old newspapers and unused clothes to discourage pest activity.

Taking appropriate measures can repel pests and prevent an infestation. But sometimes, no matter what, a pest problem might spiral out of control. Over-the-counter sprays, pesticides, and home remedies might be toxic and ineffective. A pest control company will be able to thoroughly analyze the extent of an infestation and devise an effective treatment plan. If you live in the Orlando area, call the pest and wildlife experts at ABC Home & Commercial Services.

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