As we head into a new year, now is the time to start thinking about pest control for your home or business. As your local pest control company, we know first handily how pests can be detrimental to your property and your health, which is why it’s important to take proactive steps toward preventing pests all year round. Luckily, there are a few simple ways you can help keep common pests such as rats, mice, and other pesky critters away from your home or workplace in the coming year — so read on to learn how to celebrate a new year pest-free!
Seal Any Exterior Gaps
Keeping seals tight on doors, windows, and any other exterior gaps is an important way to prevent pests from entering the home or business. Pest control is best done by prevention before any potential problem even occurs. Weatherstripping, caulk, foam, or steel wool can be used to create a seal around these openings, quickly and easily blocking off any area that could be used as an entrance to unwanted visitors. Sealing all exterior gaps is an affordable and effective way to keep your home free of pest infestations, giving you peace of mind that you are doing your part in protecting your family and property.
Eliminate Unnecessary Moisture
Keeping home and business environments dry is a great way to combat any pest infestations. By doing regular inspections and addressing any areas that hold excessive moisture, owners can successfully prevent an infestation in advance. Moisture control can also be achieved by preventing water accumulation around the foundation of the building, fixing leaky faucets/ pipes, regularly replacing weather stripping around windows, doors and other openings, diverting drains away from the home or business space and making sure that roofs are in good condition- ideally with minimal vegetation and no standing water on level surfaces. Taking these measures will ensure that home and business environments remain free of pest invasions.
Store Food In Air Tight Containers
Keeping food stored reliably and securely is a great way to prevent unwanted home and business pest infestations. One of the most effective strategies for doing this is keeping food in air-tight containers. These containers can block out insects and rodents which are attracted to food sources, ensuring that any leftovers stay fresh and safe from contamination. Also, ensure to clean up any crumbs, spills, etc., as pests are constantly in search of food!
Regularly Dispose of Trash
For home and business owners, having a regular trash disposal schedule is an important component of pest prevention. Pests such as cockroaches and rodents are often drawn to areas with decayed organic matter, making garbage a major attractant. By disposing of garbage consistently, home and business owners can drastically reduce the likelihood of developing a pest infestation. Additionally, it is essential that all containers used for refuse be tightly sealed to prevent any odorous material from leaking out and becoming a breeding ground for pests. Thinking ahead and taking proactive steps to ensure the regular removal of garbage will help home and business owners manage the population of unwanted pests in their space.
Declutter and Clean Your Home Regularly
Cleaning and decluttering your home or business on a regular basis is an effective way to prevent an infestation. This includes ensuring that all areas are kept tidy, carpets are vacuumed regularly, counters are wiped, and any stored items are inspected periodically for signs of pests. In addition to eliminating potential nesting areas for pests, routine cleaning also helps you detect issues early before further damage is done or an infestation begins. Making cleanliness a priority in both home and business settings can be immensely beneficial for keeping pests away, preventing future issues, and maintaining a healthy environment.
Your Local Pest Control Specialists!
At Buzz Kill Pest Control, we have over 30 years of combined experience in the art of pest control for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our team of licensed technicians is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest standards and practices so that we can offer a comprehensive solution that uses low-impact and green chemicals to curb current pest activity. We have locations across the North Texas metroplex, including Dallas, Fort Worth and North Richland Hills, which means we can resolve any pest issues anywhere, any time. With Buzz Kill, you can find peace of mind knowing that any unwanted pests do not return.
Our pest control service plans for residential and commercial property owners include the following:
- Rodent Control, Rodent Prevention, and Rodent Removal
- Termite Inspections, Termite Treatments, and Termite Control
- Bed Bug Infestation Services
- And Much More!
Contact us today to schedule a free pest inspection!