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Top 10 Tips For A Pest Free Home

Get your toolbox out now to prevent pests later onHomeowners can take simple steps to protect their homes and family from pests. So spending some time now Spring cleaning and tidying up in and around your home will go a long way to keep pests at bay when the weather warms up.

  1. Solve moisture problems: cracked gutters, leaky faucets and standing water.
  2. Seal cracks in foundation or siding with caulk, putty or fine steel wool.
  3. Minimize outdoor lighting, yellow light attracts fewer insects.
  4. Don’t let paper bags and newspapers accumulate. Don’t store them next to the refrigerator.
  5. Keep trash and recyclables covered. Keep bins clean and off the ground with cement blocks.
  6. Keep firewood, lumber and “clutter” away from your home to minimize hiding spots.
  7. Make sure there is no spillage from your bird feeder.
  8. Don’t store food products on the floor.
  9. Prune shrubs, vines and trees to minimize hiding places and moisture accumulation.
  10. Check window screens and replace any damaged over the winter.

If pests appear despite your best efforts, contact a professional pest control company before a minor pest problem gets out of hand.

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