If you’ve dealt with the pest infestation in your home this past year, you know how frustrating and, frankly, gross it is to have those unwanted guests in your home. That’s all the more reason to head into 2019 with the resolve to keep your home completely pest-free. But how exactly do you do that? Well, we’re glad you asked.
Keep Things Clean
Get rid of clutter that gives bugs and rodents a hiding place in your home. Throw out ripped and damage food containers that leave crumbs that entice pests, and never leave food sitting out on your counter overnight or for any long period of time. The more clutter and uncleanliness in your home, the more opportunities you give pests to call your home their‘s.
Fill Up Holes
Are there cracks in your crawlspace or drafts in your windows? The more places pests have to enter your home, the more at risk you are for an infestation. Seal up any holes, drafts, or leaks with caulk or weatherstripping, and put mesh screens over any vent openings to keep pests out.
Insect Old Packages and Boxes
Before you bring boxes of decorations or seasonal clothing down from the attic, inspect them. If there are holes in the corners or the boxes look like they suffered any water damage, open them outside first. Box nibbles are a telltale sign of pests, so it’s better they scurry out outside than inside your home.
Have Regular Pest Inspections
Try as you might, your eyes aren’t as keenly-trained to spots signs of pests like a professional’s are. Having your home regular inspected for pests can help stop an infestation before it gets worse or happens at all.
For all your pest control needs on Long Island, trust the experts at Knockout to help! Give us a call today to schedule a service!