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How You Can Prevent a Pest Infestation

 

     

Pests can infest and multiply literally anywhere is they get the required nutrition and atmospheric conditions. Therefore, it does not matter if you like in a duplex flat, a posh bungalow or a lavish apartment, the chances of pest infestations are high if proper preventive measures are not taken. Similar to humans, pests to need some basic conditions to survive like a proper temperature conditions, adequate water and food supply. Entering your house is also not a big problem because they can find multiple entrance options that even you might not know about! If you are confused about how can you prevent these pesky creatures from invading your house, the answer is very simple—take the necessary precautions.

Pests can be of many types and each of them might differ drastically in habits, shapes and sizes but some traits are common in all of them. They are all disease carriers, unhygienic and destructive towards house property. Some common pests  

 

that you must know about are termites, ants, cockroaches, rats, fleas and rodents. If any of the aforementioned enters your house and if you do happen to spot even one of them, call pest control to prevent a full blown infestation problem. Some of the ways that you can prevent these conditions in your house are given below:

1. Clean the House on a Regular Basis

Cleaning your house on a regular basis will reduce the chances of infestation by a great amount. Most pests look for dirty and unclean places to breed and therefore cleanliness is the key to prevent pest infestation. You should sweep, vacuum clean and even mop on a regular basis to keep your house clean. This way pest won’t be able to enter or breed in unsuspecting places.

Also, give special attention to neglected places like the corners of your house while cleaning. Pests like rodents are attracted more if you have opened food packages lying around in the house. Therefore, ensure that food items are not exposed or scattered around the house as this might attract pests. The general rule is that pests feel comfortable and safe in dirty environment and therefore is the house is cleaned properly, they won’t stay in your house. However, if you still face a problem or spot any pest then don’t forget to call Pest Control Services to get rid of the problem early.

2. Don’t Forget To Keep Your Garbage Can Empty

Another mistake that most people make is that they leave their trash can full and forget to dispose of the garbage that they have accumulated. This should be prevented and you should always be extra careful to not leave trash lying around your garbage can for too long. This is because it is extremely unhealthy as the trash will be a breeding ground for many tiny microorganisms and this will further attract pest in your house. All your efforts in keeping your house clean will be for naught if there are creatures breeding in your garbage can.

It does not matter in the waste is organic or inorganic because both of them will attract pests and if they start poking around your garbage box, the next destination on their list will be your home itself. This is even true if you keep your house spotlessly clean. Therefore, dispose the garbage on a regular basis and keep the environment around your house clean to prevent any pest from invading your house.

3. Keep Some Specific Plants Around

Believe it or not, but there are some plants, that can repel away pests and certain disease carrying insects. You can plant some of them in your garden or keep potted plants in your balcony to repel away pests. Some of them are lavender, marigolds, mint, neem, eucalyptus and tulsi. Keeping them indoors can work too if you don’t have much space outside. Try to keep them near the windows because they are one of the entrances from which pests can enter easily. The other thing that you can do is use the extracts of the aforementioned plant leaves or flowers and spray them around your house as you see fit. You can even store the contents in a spray bottle and apply them regularly to keep pests away from your house. For people trying this tip for the first time, go for things that are easily available and will also not cost too much, like mint extracts or lavender extracts to keep the pests away.

4. Remove All the Weeds

If you live near a heavily forested area or happen to have a dense garden, make sure to regularly remove any weeds around the house. Weeds are not only bad for your grass, but they also are a good place for pests to stay securely. Some pests that can accumulate in a densely forested or abundant grass area are snakes, rats and poisonous lizards. Therefore, don’t neglect your garden and keep it well barricaded if you live near a forested area. Harmful creatures tend to frequent with dense vegetation and therefore it is always to keep your lawn grass trimmed and neat.

5. Do Not Keep Food Uncovered

The smell of exposed, open food will attract all sorts of creatures like ants, cockroaches, lizards and other insects. Cockroaches as you know are disease carriers and will make your whole family sick if they get near your food. Also, throw away any spoiled food items like rotten vegetables; extra soft fruits because they too will attract pests in your house. Try to use air tight sealed containers to store dry food items like pulses. Leaving food exposed is unhygienic as it will attract pests and therefore opened food packages should be stored in proper containers to keep pests away.

The above were some preventive ways that can help you keep pests away from your house. Use them and keep your house hygienic by removing even the possibility of any pest infestation. We hope the above article helped and do comment to share your thoughts.

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