Seven Simple Pest Prevention Tips

A little prevention can go a long way to keep pests out of your home. Seven simple tips you can use. Some may seem obvious, but you’d be amazed at the number of folks who don’t follow these simple guidelines.
1. Seal cracks in your home’s exterior to help keep pests like ants, spiders and cockroaches from getting inside.
2. Be sure all doors and windows are properly sealed with tight-fitting screens and weather stripping.
3. Don’t leave uncovered food sitting out. It can attract flies that might land on it and spread harmful bacteria.
4. Consider storing clothing in plastic boxes or pouches to prevent fabric pests from getting to them.
5. Ensure that the attic and crawl space have sufficient ventilation. Proper ventilation creates an environment unsuitable for cockroaches and other pests. It also improves the heating and cooling efficiency of the home.
6. Do not allow pet food to sit out overnight, indoors or outdoors.
7. Remove any piles of debris, stones, bricks, etc., around your home. They serve as a harborage for pests, especially rodents.