Pest Control Tips For Keeping Critters Out Of Your Home

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Pest Control Tips For Keeping Critters Out Of Your Home

Pest Control Tips For Keeping Bugs and Pests Out Of Your House

Nothing is more frustrating for a homeowner than a pest infestation. While the pests themselves are obviously annoying, the inability to prevent infestation is arguably more frustrating. Before you need to bring in the professionals, there are a variety of different pest control strategies that you can use to keep pests out of your home. In today’s blog post, Fight The Bite will take a look at some pest control tips that will keep your home free of infestation.

Keep Your Trash Hidden

One common thing that draws pests of all kinds, from bugs to raccoons, is trash. Keeping your trash hidden, but also keeping your home tidy and swept for trash plays a major role in keeping pests out of your home. Make sure that you are taking your trash bags that are full out to the dumpster quickly, as well as making sure that the dumpster is always covered properly.

That includes clutter around the home, specifically in areas that are exposed to your yard. Trash outside of your home or even something like old newspapers in a basement can attract pests.  

Keep Your Food Covered

Another common mistake that attracts pests is containers of food left open. This can mean anything, from boxes of cereal to bags of chips. Making sure that all your food is covered at all times will help keep rodents and insects out of your home and is a great pest control strategy. Rather than keeping cereal in the box, invest in plastic containers that can’t be chewed through. Something as simple as clips to keep chip bags closed can be what keeps pests out of your home.

Keep Your Drains and Gutters Cleared

While this might not seem like something that attracts pests, drains and gutters that are not cleared can draw pests like insects or birds. When these drains and gutters accumulate debris or gunk, they become instant breeding grounds for pests. You might see birds nesting in your gutter or rodents nesting near a drain. Either way, keeping those areas clear is a great pest control strategy.   

Contact Fight The Bite For More Pest Control Tips

Pest control is one of the most difficult things to do when you are already dealing with an infestation. The best pest control strategy comes through preventative measures, and Fight The Bite wants to help you do that. For more information and services, give us a call at (816) 434-0798 or contact us online today.