How to Keep Pests Away From Your House

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Pests can be the one of the most annoying things that homeowners suffer from. Are you having sleepless nights because of hearing rats sneaking about on your roof? Are you suffering from mosquitoes when having your dinner outside? Have you ever been stung by an insect during the summer?

If you are facing any of these problems, it is time for you to get pest, rat and rodent control. Here are some things you can do before calling for expert pest control to avoid experiencing unwanted animals intruding into your house.

 

Clean Your Kitchen

The food in the kitchen is pure treasure for pests. Where you store your food is often where you can find the pests. Crumbs left on the counter or floor will attract ants, so clean the counters and sweep the floor every day after you have finished cooking.

Fruit flies love overripe fruits and veggies. Eat all your fruits and vegetables before they become overripe and any leftover food should be stored in the fridge.

Regularly take out the rubbish. Do not throw out meat or any other leftovers until the garbage is soon due to be picked up, as wet garbage is a source of pests and bacteria.

 

Eliminate Standing Water

After the rainy season, get rid of any areas where water can be stored. Regularly check around your house and rainspouts to make sure that you do not have any leaks or possible areas for mosquitoes to breed in.

 

Maintain Your Courtyard and Garden

By letting grass and trees grow too high you can create ideal shelters for pests. Make sure to give everywhere a regular trim and prune the bushes and grass. Get rid of any untidy branches at the same time.

Plant Herbs

If your house attracts insects, the best way to keep them away is by planting herbs around your house. Smelly herbs are a natural method of insect control. Plant basil to keep mosquitoes away and use it in your salads and soups. Lavender has been used as an insect deterrent for a long time. It can be used to keep away moths, fleas, flies and mosquitoes. Rosemary is not only used in Italian dishes but it can also protect your garden from unwanted insects.

 

Regularly Check Your Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture such as tables, chairs and swings can be the homes of pests. Check if there are any pests inside them. The garage is often untidy so do a regular clean-up to avoid rats and termites.

Try not to bring outdoor furniture and toys inside because they may come with unwanted animals. If you do need to do it, make sure you clean them first.

For those who store firewood, keep it raised above the ground and as far as possible from your house.

 

Protect Your House

Block any holes and spots that pests can come in through by repairing windows, doors or any leaks. Most pests can easily come through the tiny holes around your house. Check around to make sure that you do not welcome any pests by allowing them a space to come in through.

 

Call Expert Pest Control

For those people who are severely suffering from pests, get expert pest control to deal with it for you. A thorough clean up by the local pest control can get rid of most of the pests that live in any blind spots. After you have received the necessary professional service, do not forget to keep your house clean and do regular checks to avoid any pests coming back.