Nobody wants to have pests in their home. It can be frustrating and it’s also unsanitary. Some pests carry disease and this means your family can end up getting sick if the wrong pest enters your home. Mice, cockroaches, and spiders are just a few examples of pests that can terrorize kids and even some parents. Check out the information below with different ways to avoid pests in your home.
- Use a Carpet Cleaning Service
Carpet cleaning and pest control go hand in hand. You can’t have good pest control without cleaning your carpet because pests like to hide in carpet. You should vacuum your carpet daily and have a cleaning service come out about twice a year. This should be part of your routine for keeping pests from making your home their home.
- Keep Your Kitchen Clean
While cleaning the kitchen may not be your favorite thing to do, it’s a necessity. Although every room in your home should be cleaned on a regular basis, your kitchen must be cleaned because you can end up cultivating an environment that pests like to inhabit and they will often show up when you think your kitchen is clean. That’s because deep cleaning is also necessary. However, on a daily basis, you should sweep the floors and wipe off the countertops. You should also refrigerate food as soon as possible instead of leaving it on the countertop.
- Block All Entry Points
Window, doors, and cracks in the wall are all ways in which pests enter your home. By blocking these entry points, you increase your chances of maintaining a home free of pests. You should also check for holes in window screens and make sure you have good insulation.
- Properly Store Fruits and Veggies
We should all eat more fruits and vegetables. It’s an important part of living a healthy life. Unfortunately, many people buy fruits and vegetables but they don’t end up eating them. You have probably experienced a situation where you bought bananas and left them on the countertop until they started to turn brown. By properly storing them, you can reduce the chances of attracting fruit flies.
- Prioritize Landscaping
The landscape is more than just the beautification of your home. It’s also for the purpose of keeping your home free of pests. When there is an overgrowth of trees, weeds, and bushes, you are more likely to have an issue with pests. The same applies to have left in your yard. It’s important to make sure all leaves are cleaned up and put in the trash.
- Take Off Your Shoes
The last thing you’ll want to do is give pests a free ride into your home. To prevent this from happening, it’s best to take off your shoes before you enter your home. This will also help to keep your carpet clean and free of dirt, dust and dust mites.
- Use a Pest Control Service
A pest control service should be used for preventative purposes as opposed to just reacting to a pest problem after there is an infestation. If you have pest control services provided once a month, you have a better chance of making sure pests don’t enter your home. You should inquire about the type of products used by the service. Since they may spray inside and outside of your home, you don’t want to use products that might be harmful to your health.
Keeping your home free of pests isn’t difficult, but it does require a commitment to making sure your home is as clean as possible. Since you probably have a busy schedule like most people, you can implement practical ways of keeping your home tidy and refreshed, which is a climate that isn’t pet-friendly. For instance, you can share cleaning tasks with family members and create a weekly schedule that allows everyone to do their part. If you simply don’t have the time or desire to make this happen, you can hire a cleaning service. This often works well because you can choose the frequency and level of cleaning.
About the Author
Jim Pulman has extensive knowledge and experience in Home Building, Construction, and Design. He writes articles in his free time and partners with content creators to share his expertise with the online community.