Ways to prevent pest from getting in your home

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There is nothing worse than having to get rid of unwanted pest in the home. There are several things we can do to get rid of them. The best thing to do is to use preventive measures so that you don’t have to deal with such an annoying task. Preventive measures begin from the outside of your home to the inside of your home.   Check  your home for any cracks that are in the foundation of your home. Fix any cracks that may be in your basement floors. Fix windows and screens that may have holes or cracks. Use fine-mesh screens to cover any floor drains and cap your chimney. These places are usually overlooked because these are less obvious places we tend to look.

Keep all surfaces clean in your kitchen because as we all know food attracts pest. If you are storing food place the food in a clean container with an air-tight lid. Keep trash cans away from your house and keep tight lids on them. Keep any pet food stored in the home or garage should be kept in a closed container.   Keep moisture levels in the home to a minimum. Pests and insects are drawn to water as much as food. Plant trays in the home should be kept free of water. If anything needs to have water sitting in it, cover it as much as you can. Make sure that if you have any leaks in the home to keep up the water in that area.


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