3 Ways To Keep Pests Out Of Your Home This Spring

Posted on: 3 April 2018

If you had a pest problem last year, this spring, you can take preventative action to ensure that you don't have a pest problem again this spring.

1. Remove Debris from Around the Outside of Your Home

Pests tend to travel from the outside of your home to the inside of your home. If you want to keep pests away from the inside of your home, you need to keep them away from the outside of your home as well.

One way to keep pests away from your home is by removing debris from your home. You are going to want to rake away and remove leave and other debris from around your home. Many pests hang out, sleep, and eat debris, so removing it away from your home can help keep pests away from your home as well.

You are also going to want to trim back bushes and shrubs that are really close to your home. This will cut down on the bridge between the outside and the inside when it comes to pests.

2. Treat the Outside of Your Home

After that, you are going to want to treat the outside of your home. You can have a pest company come out and spray the outside of your home. They can put down insecticide that will repel a lot of the common pests that you have dealt with in the past.

Creating a barrier around your home will help keep pests such as cockroaches and ants away from your home. A pest control company can work with you to put down pest repellant that will keep the pests away without harming your own animals.

3. Clean Up Inside of Your Home

Next, focus on cleaning up anywhere inside of your home that you eat food. For some people, that may just be the kitchen. However, if you eat in the dining room, living room, or even the bedroom, make sure that you include those rooms on your deep cleaning list.

You are going to want to work hard to remove any crumbs that are left behind. For your kitchen, that means taking everything out of your cupboards and cleaning all sides of your cupboards. For any rooms with carpet, you are going to want to vacuum around the edges of the room, under the furniture, and under any rugs in the room as well.

If you had pests in your home last year, you are going to want to remove debris from around the outside of your house, get the outside of your house treated with insecticide, and be sure to clean up all of the areas of your home where you eat food so that there are not any crumbs to attract and feed pests inside of your home.

Contact a company like EMCO Pest Control for more information and assistance.