After pest control treatment, there are some steps you need to take to make sure the pests stay out of your house. These tips will help keep away most household bugs or other pests, but if they persist, there is more work to be done.
1. Keep Your House Clean.
Pests are usually drawn to food and dirty areas. Clean your house every day, making sure to take out the trash. Wash dishes immediately after eating, wipe up crumbs, and keep your food in airtight containers.
You should also vacuum and mop every floor of your home at least once a week. Scrub all dirty areas to remove any scent that may attract pests. Wipe down counters and sweep up crumbs before going to bed each night.
2. Keep Your Yard Clean As Well.
Pests look for food outside, too! Keep grass short where it is easy to do so, don’t leave pet droppings sitting around, make sure garbage cans have tight-fitting lids, etc. Make sure you also look for moisture in the yard, which generally attracts mosquitoes. Always rake-up leaves where ticks may like to hide.
If this seems like too big of a job for you, consider B&B Exterminating Co.’s lawn care services.
3. Keep Your Pets Clean, Too.
Clean up after your pets in the yard. Keep their coats brushed and clean, especially if you have a pet that goes outside often, and check them for fleas. Pets that are infested with fleas will bring those pests into your home as well.
4. Seal off Cracks and Crevices.
Don’t think pests will be able to get inside? Some insects are known for their ability to gain entry through even tiny cracks that seem too small for them. So, keep an eye out for openings into your house such as cracks in window and door sills, gaps between the floor and wall junctures, etc. Also, look for places where pipes and wiring could be entering your home.
Once you know how to identify pest entry points, take steps to seal off those areas. If there is a gap between your siding and foundation, fill it with caulk or weatherstrip if possible. Try to move any objects (like trash cans) that might be covering the gap.
Seal up cracks in window and door frames as well as around utility lines entering through these openings. If you use screens on windows and doors make sure they are in good shape; replace screens with holes in them if necessary.
If you’re experiencing a pest control problem after getting a pest control treatment, contact B&B Exterminating Co. today.