Top 10 Easy-to-Follow Pest Proofing Tips

 

 

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  1. Eliminate water sources. All pests look for a source of water. Fix dripping taps and leaking pipes to remove the water and humidity that pests, including termites and ants, need to survive.
  2. Use caulk to seal potential entry points. Pests such as ants and spiders find their way indoors through cracks and crevices around doors, walls and windows.
  3. Replace standard outdoor lights with yellow bug lights. Minimizing lighting outside your home will reduce the overall number of pests that swarm around your home.
  4. Remove spider webs. Discourage web building by vacuuming or sweeping in closets, under furniture, and in corners. Use a long pole (an easy purchase at home improvement stores) to remove webs from hard to reach corners inside and outside your home.
  5. If you store firewood, move it away from your home (and always wear gloves when reaching into dark places). Firewood can be a good hiding place for rodents, spiders, scorpions, and termites, so the further from your house the better.
  6. Cut back tree branches and bushes to keep pests away from the side of your house and roof. There should be at least a one foot gap between vegetation and your house.
  7. Empty garbage cans and recycle bins regularly. Need we say more?
  8. Store food in sealed containers. Common household pests such as cockroaches and house ants are always looking for a tasty meal.
  9. Make sure your outdoor drainage system is working properly.
  10. Always clean and sanitize your pool on a regular basis. Drain the water out when a pool is not in use.
It starts with our
6-POINT ADVANTAGE SERVICE
1
Inspecting your home's exterior to identify potential pest problems
2
Removing cobwebs and wasps nests within reach
3
Injecting the Taexx® built-in pest control system (if installed in your home) or providing conventional pest control applications
4
Treating entry points such as doors and windows
5
Applying pest control materials around the perimeter of your home
6
Providing a detailed service report and preventive tips to keep your home pest-free between scheduled treatments
It starts with our personalized
6-POINT ADVANTAGE SERVICE
1
Inspecting your home’s exterior to identify potential pest problems
2
Removing cobwebs and wasps nests within reach
3
Injecting the Taexx® built-in pest control system (if installed in your home) or providing conventional pest control applications
4
Treating entry points such as doors and windows.
5
Applying pest control materials around the perimeter of your home
6
Providing a detailed service report and preventive tips to keep your home pest-free between scheduled treatments

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