Simple Ways to Prevent Pests


Pests can range anywhere from insects to rodents, but what they both have in common is their relatively small size yet large number of their population. No wonder it’s so easy for your home to become infested with them. Pests can cause serious damage to you or your house so it’s best to learn how to prevent them from entering your home.

Clean Your Property
Having a cluttered property can eventually lead to an increased number of pests. A prime example is having a pile of firewood near your home. Firewood that is outside and exposed to the elements will dampen and sit in a mulch-like state. This is a perfect environment for termites to call home.

Keep Food in the Garbage
Food scraps and crumbs that don’t make it to the garbage can attract all species of pests, such as cockroaches, ants, and mice. Be sure to clean up after yourself and always eat over a plate. In addition to this, always place your garbage in a bag and seal it. Once the garbage has been completely sealed you can place it in the trash bin outside.

Seal Holes & Cracks
Mice, rats, and many species of bugs can sneak into your home via holes and cracks in the walls and foundation. To keep the entry of pests to a minimum, seal up any possible entrances with caulk. For bigger holes use a wire mesh and then the appropriate material on top of that.

Call For Pest Control
While all of these measures will help prevent pests, the best way to keep them away is to enlist the services of a professional. Whether it’s for your home or business, a pest control professional will be able to offer you the most appropriate plan for your problem. For the best in New York, look no further than the professionals at Knockout Pest Control.

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