Depending on where you live, keeping pests out of your home can be a major issue. Pests can be so prevalent in some areas that they have their own “season”. So what can you do? Fortunately, there’s quite a lot you can do to prevent the spread of pests. Here are some of the biggest methods, from the professionals at Ringdahl Pest Control.
Keep Them Out
A property is often a lot of space to monitor, but the home itself is easier, with fewer points of entry. Treat that as your first line of defense. Ensure that all your gaskets, seals and screens around doors and windows are in good condition and that you don’t have holes or cracks in your foundation that pests can enter through.
Don’t Give Them a Reason
When they say cleanliness is next to godliness, this is where it matters most. Even if your home’s entrances are well protected, if pests can detect food inside, they will try to find a way in. Discourage them by keeping your house, and the kitchen in particular, free of crumbs and food debris.
Protect Your Yard
It’s difficult to protect an area exposed to nature, as that’s generally the pest’s domain, but you can make it an undesirable environment for them to live in. Eliminate standing water sources and keep your trees, bushes, and shrubs trimmed back so they don’t hit the house. You’ll also want to keep your grass well-trimmed and weed free.
Bring in the Professionals
Last, but not least, bring in a good pest control service like Ringdahl Pest Control. Equipped with years of experience and the latest in pest control technology, we can help tie all your efforts together to keep pests from bothering you. Whether you use our monthly services or prefer yearly inspections, we can accommodate your needs! Contact Ringdahl Pest Control and we’ll take care of any problem in an eco-friendly way.