Preventing Pest Infestations in Your Belleview, FL Home; Interior & Exterior Inspection Tips
Pests are never welcomed guests in our homes. They can have such a negative impact in our lives that it is important to do all we can to avoid infestations. Though some pests can be brought into our homes inadvertently, most wander inside. When pests wander inside, they must look for food, water and if a source is found, they look for a preferred place to nest in close proximity to that source. Unfortunately, pests can bring a number of consequences including inducing asthma and allergies, spreading of germs, bacteria, and viruses as well as the costly damages they inflict. With that in mind, we at Pest911 would like to offer a few suggestions to help you minimize the odds of dealing with a pest infestation.
How to Prevent Pest Infestations
The basics include limiting their natural habits, eliminating the convenient food and water sources; reducing the locations where they can nest and secure places to hide. If these essentials are scarce, they will likely move on to more favorable areas.
Exterior Pest Inspections
Starting out in the yard, remove the clutter and keep it under control. Remove all yard clippings immediately. If you store firewood, relocate it as far from the home as possible and keep it elevated 18” off the ground in an organized fashion. Any building materials such as bricks and blocks for example should be stored away from the house as well and kept organized. The landscaping is the pests natural habitat, by keeping it well manicured, you can prevent pests from wandering inside. Prune tree branches and plant limbs away from the roof and windows and keep the grass short. Store the trash can away from the house and keep a pest-proof securely fastened when not in use. Periodically, wash the trash can inside and out with warm soapy water. Make any repairs on the structure itself if there are any holes, gaps, and cracks. Ensure there are mesh coverings over the ventilation outlets and the screens on the windows and doors are in good condition. Additionally, repair any leaky pipes, hoses, and faucets outside as well as utilize pool coverings when they are not in use.
Interior Pest Inspections
Inside your home start by containing your food storage by going through the pantry and cupboards, removing any debris and crumbs as well as storing the food normally packaged in paper, cardboard, and flimsy plastics into sealable containers. Store all your pet food in durable, sealed containers. Repair any leaky faucets, pipes, and appliances. If you can see any light or feel a breeze around the windows or doors, install weather stripping.
Remove any clutter. Keep mail from piling up and avoid accumulating the outdated magazines and catalogs. Don’t let laundry, clean or dirty, from piling up and ensure the linens are properly stored. Keep the trash can lids firmly secure and wash them inside and out every so often with warm soapy water.
Professional Pest Control
In addition to your efforts, solicit the professionals from Pest911 to offer pest management services. With our applications of pesticides, we can provide a barrier to keep the pests out. In the event you are experiencing any pest infestations, call us in to assess and custom plan an optimal solution.