If you don't like pests setting up shop in your home, you might be interested in hiring a professional exterminator to help you with your problems. However, unless you understand the tools that they are working with, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do to curb issues. For example, if you don't mention that mosquito problem, your exterminator might not know to treat that water feature with a pesticide that targets larvae. My site explains different ways you can prepare for your professional pest control treatment, so that you aren't left with issues later down the road.
When you are focusing on keeping your home pest-free there are obvious things you are going to want to do and there are other things you want to do that not as many people are aware of. When you go that extra mile to keep different types of pests away, you can count on enjoying a home that's more comfortable for you and your family to enjoy. Here are some of the lesser known things you can do both around your property and inside of the house to help you maintain a nice and cozy pest-free living environment.
Seal up your pet foods
Most pet foods come in bags and most pet owners just leave the bag propped up near the area where they feed their pets. If this sounds like something that you do, then you should realize that pests can be drawn to that pet food. Ants, cockroaches and rodents are a few of the different types of pests you may find trying to use the bag of pet food as their own personal round the clock buffet. You can pour the pet food into a 5 gallon bucket and shut the lid tightly to keep the pests from being able to access it.
Also, pick up your pet's food at night, including the pet food you may leave outside for them to eat. Leaving the food outside can invite a whole other type of pests to your porch including raccoons, skunks, coyotes and even bears. If you feed birds with birdfeeders, then you want to know that the seed in those bird feeders can also become easy meals for squirrels and other outdoor critters.
Protect your fruit trees and gardens
If you have fruit trees and a garden, then you already have a couple of strikes against you when it comes to keeping pests out of your yard. The best thing you can do with your fruit tree is to go out to the tree daily when the fruit is blossoming and pick all the fruit off the tree that is ready. Then, rake up any and all fruit that has fallen to the ground.
For your garden, you want to put up fencing for the types of pests most likely to go after your garden. Also, crush up hot peppers, mix them in water and put the solution in a spray bottle you will then use to spray everything in the garden pests will want to eat. Don't forget to rinse the spray off before you make a meal or you will be in for a shocking surprise when you bite into that pepper spray.
For more help with pests indoors and out, contact a pest control company.Share
17 January 2019