Take advantage of these great ideas to save money while improving your pest control efforts!
Seal Door and Window Cracks
Insects are naturally drawn to dark crevices where they are protected. When these crevices allow access into your home, you have effectively left a door open for insects to come inside. We suggest caulking around doors and windows as well as replacing worn out weather-stripping and torn screens.
Keep Food Areas Clean
Most insects in homes are simply foraging for food or seeking a better climate. By keeping your counters clean, not leaving dirty dishes in sinks or dishwashers, and wiping off your stove and countertops, you will remove a main attraction for insects.
Control Insect Habitats
Prune limbs, remove weeds, grass, vines, and other items that touch your home. Anything that touches your house is a virtual roadway for insects to access parts of your exterior walls. A perimeter pest control application by North Fulton Pest Solutions can create a barrier around your home to further protect your property.
Keep Trash Bins Covered
Open trash containers and spilled trash are an invitation to not only insects, but also wildlife such as raccoons and opossums. As much as possible, keep all food waste in sealed garbage bags to minimize food residue and leaks.
Keep Gutters Clean
A gutter filled with damp, organic debris is a haven for many types of insects. When your gutters are clogged, there is a high probability that cockroaches, ants, silverfish, and other pests will thrive in the debris and invade your home.
Store Firewood Above Ground
Placing firewood on steel pipes or in a firewood rack lessens the chance that termites will multiply as they devour your firewood. Additionally, your firewood becomes less attractive to rats, snakes, and other nuisance pests.