Pest Control Must-Do’s: Top Pest Prevention Tips

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • February 22, 2018

How To Keep The Pests Out This Winter

Cold weather outside means pests are looking for a warm place to make their home! Don’t let it be the inside of your home.

Follow these tips for top quality pest control this winter:

1. Keep Your Kitchen Spotless

Leftover food, dirty dishes, and dirty utensils all serve to attract pests. Make sure after you finish your meal, to wash all dishes, dispose of all food, and put your dishes and food away accordingly. Keeping all rubbish out of the kitchen ensures pests won’t infest it.

2. Seal The Attic And All Tiny Entrances

Mold isn’t the only thing that poses a danger to your attic. Ensuring your attic is protected will also keep pests away, as pests will often build their homes in parts of your home with the least amount of human activity. AND NOTE: Pests can fit into holes the size of a nickel, so it’s important to seal up any holes or cracks leading into your house.

3. Check Your AC Unit

Pests enter your home through the HVAC unit and can cause serious damage to the unit and the home itself. Install flue and vent covers to guarantee complete protection from any and all pests.

4. Opt for Plastic Over Cardboard

When storing food or household items, opt for plastic over cardboard. Pests, especially termites, are attracted to cardboard and will destroy your storage containers.

5. Schedule a Service

A professional pest-proofing service will ensure all pests stay away from your home. This includes a full-home spray guaranteed to stop any pest in its track.

For more information on the pests that could be hiding in your home, how to prevent them and how to treat them, download our free Pest Encyclopedia.

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