Learning About Natural Pest Control

Learning About Natural Pest Control

Ways To Prevent Pests From Getting Into Your Home

by Norah Slieker

As a homeowner, one of your concerns may be how pests are able to get into your home without your knowledge. Thankfully, there are some easy things that you can do to keep your home pest-free if you know how they are attracted to your home and how they find a way in.

Fix Leaks As Soon As Possible

Many common pests, such as termites and ants, tend to find a way into a home through wood that is damp and soft. You should take steps to prevent these leaks from happening as quickly as you can, because it can be a main entrance point for these pests. For example, if you have a basement window that has rotting wood around it, you need to take steps to fix the problem of why water is getting in.

Seal Cracks

Mice can squeeze through the smallest cracks in your home's foundation. Perform an inspection around your home and see if you can identify those small cracks that are allowing them to get in. They will need to be properly sealed, since small mice can get into holes as small as a pencil. These may be left behind from old cables going into your home that were ripped out but not properly sealed.

Cover Vents

Ventilation pipes will need to have mesh covers over them so that pests cannot get through. Look at the pipes where your laundry room or other exhaust pipes leave your home, and make sure that they are covered properly and not damaged. 

Trim Trees

Pests tend to get to your roof from the nearby trees. They will actually jump from the tree to your roof, then look for a weak spot where they can enter. Consider trimming back your trees so that it won't be easy for pests to make that leap to your rooftop. You can also install a collar around trees that makes it difficult for pests to climb up the trunk of the trees since they cannot grip onto the smooth surface. 

Cover Your Trash

Open trash cans are going to attract pets to your home, where they will try to find a way inside for more food. Don't leave trash bags outside in the open, and keep them in a covered trash can instead. 

Move Your Firewood

It may be convenient to keep firewood near your home for easy access, but that wood can attract pests as well. Try to keep it as far away from your home as possible, with it ideally being on the back part of your property.

For more information about pest control services, contact companies like Environmental Services Pest Control.


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Learning About Natural Pest Control

Hey everyone, my name is Silas. With two allergy prone children, I had to find natural ways to keep bugs from infiltrating our home. In this area, bugs tend to come into the house in droves as soon as the outdoor temperatures drop. When that happens, I'm forced to treat common areas to kill the bugs and keep them from growing in number. I want to share all of the natural pest control techniques I used to keep bugs out of our house. I will also talk about gentle commercial options available for heavy infestations. I hope you will visit my site on a regular basis to learn more.