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Your home is one place in your life where you should be able to be comfortable. You should be able to relax and enjoy yourself in a peaceful environment, but what happens if that peace is interrupted over the breakfast table when you realize that your bowl of cereal has ants in it? Or consider what could happen if you startle a spider when opening your curtains. We’ve all experienced the difficulties of maintaining a pest free environment at some point or another. From ants to bees, cockroaches to spiders, stink bugs to termites, there are various pests that can show up in your home. Here are a few things you can do to make your home pest free.
It All Begins with Pest Prevention
Start by doing a quick survey of your home. It’s always best to work to prevent pest infestation from occurring than it is to have to deal with a pest infestation. Here are several things you can do to prevent pests from taking up residence in your home.
- Clean up any food spills quickly and thoroughly. Keep food containers sealed, and don’t leave food sitting out on the counter. This will both give your home a tidier appearance and discourage pests from dining in your kitchen.
- Make sure that your trash can has a tight-fitting lid and that you take the trash out regularly. Food sitting in a trash can for days is like a neon sign advertising food for pests.
- Be sure that no water leaks from under your sink or your fridge and that water doesn’t pool anywhere inside your home. If you find a leak, clean it up and get it repaired. If you can, also don’t leave out pet food or water bowls. You don’t want pests helping themselves to it while you’re sleeping.
- Give your home a thorough clutter clearing. Pests need places to hide, and they thrive in cluttered environments. Getting rid of stacks of magazines and taking out the recycling before it accumulates are two quick and easy ways to discourage pests.
Getting Rid of Pests Currently in Your Home
Perhaps as you surveyed your home, you realized that you already have a pest problem. Don’t worry. You have several options.
- The do-it-yourself route. A trip to your local home improvement store will introduce you to a wide variety of pest control options, from baits to traps to sprays. Should you decide to go this route, be certain to read the labels carefully. Your safety should be your first concern. Never use outdoor pesticides indoors and never assume that if one application per the directions is good then a second application is better. Use only the amount listed on the label and follow all the directions.
- The hire-a-professional route. Many people choose this route for their pest extermination needs. A professional exterminator makes pest control Chesapeake virtually painless and worry free. Know that your home is in good hands when you choose to hire a professional with knowledge and experience at ridding homes of pest infestations.
Whichever option you choose, you will sleep easier at night knowing your home is both safe and pest free. What are you waiting for? Take back control of your home by following these guidelines today.
What are your tips for keeping your home pest free?