No matter how much you like to take care of problems yourself, you should consider getting the exterminators to help you deal with a pest issue.
It’s not that you can’t handle a mouse or two. The problem is that seeing one mouse is likely to mean there is already a whole family of them. Considering mice give birth to between 3-14 babies and they can do this 5-10 times a year, one mouse could theoretically produce 140 other mice in one year, and each of those mice can produce more.
In short, there could be hundreds in your home, a call to your local pest control firm is worthwhile. They can ensure the problem is eliminated completely, click here to find out more.
But, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do anything! The following everyday pest prevention tips will help to ensure you don’t have a pest issue:
Rubbish attracts pests because, to them, it’s food. The best way of making this unattractive to them is to regularly clean your countertops and place all opened food packets in sealed containers, inside your cupboards.
All waste should be removed straight away and placed into your bin, which should be a black sack inside a sealed bin.
When you remove your rubbish bag seal it up. It should then be taken outside and placed into another sealed bin for collection. The black bag should not be left in the yard as it will be a prime target for an array of pests.
Now you’ve eliminated food you need to walk around the perimeter of your home and inspect the building. Small cracks can allow pests in.
Ants and other insects can get through cracks, pay particular attention to the foundation level for these. Mice and other rodents will target any gap bigger than ¼ inch. Look for these around windows and doors and seal them up.
As well as cleaning your countertops straight after you’ve prepared food, you should vacuum your house regularly, this will eliminate the tiny crumbs that fall to the floor. They may be virtually invisible to you but to a pest, they are a meal.
Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping with disinfectant are all good ways of keeping the pest away.
Pet Food & Drink
It’s easy to forget about the water and food you put down for your pets. After all, you want them to be comfortable and happy. But, this can also attract pests.
You’ll need to feed your pets at set times of the day and pick up the bowl afterward.
It’s also a good idea to replace the water in the pets bowl regularly, freshwater is generally less appealing to pests than standing water.
Know Your Enemy
Finally, it’s a good idea to speak to your local pest control firm and find out which pests represent a significant risk in your area. These are the ones that you need to be preparing for the most. Knowing your enemy will help to ensure you take the right preventative measures.