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Everyday Pest Prevention

It’s time to get your spring cleaning and yard-care routine started! The experts at National Pest Management encourage homeowners this month during their annual conference for the best methods on how you can avoid pest infestation.

Start by incorporating some preventative measures before it begins drying out too much, like making sure doors are sealed tight where necessary (especially around pools) as well using natural repellents such cotton balls soaked in tea tree oil or lavender seeds placed inside bowls near places believed inhabited by ants; these will help discourage them from coming back again while also giving off an unpleasant odor which SOME insects dislike but others love .

Have you ever had an issue with pesky bugs taking up residence in your house? If so, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. A few simple tasks can be completed by homeowners on their regular maintenance checklist and will keep these pests from coming back again!

Outside

To prevent pests from entering your home, pay attention to any small cracks or crevices on the outside of building where utility pipes enter. Silicone-based caulk can be used for sealing these areas and steel wool is an effective way fill larger gaps/holes that may present themselves as well! Make sure you’re watching out for signs termite damage such as mud tubes soft wood which sounds hollow when tapped & cracked paint. Proper landscape by keeping grass cut low with shrubs trimmed tightly against house+ trees Branches kept at bay. Cleaning out gutters preventable standing water which can provide the perfect breeding ground for pests. Repair fascia and rotted roof shingle; some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood, so be sure it’s in good shape before investing time on this project! Replace weather-stripping around basement windows/doors foundation repair any rips or tears you might find along way too.Putting in the proper precautions will help you avoid many problems that can arise from moisture. Make sure downspouts are working properly and , gutters clean with a wrench or plumber’s putty (not just string), splash blocks at windows to direct water away form your house as well as repairing any leaks before they become major issues like burst pipes! Store firewood far enough back so it doesn’t end up next 2-3 feet away from foundation border line.

Inside

Dispose of garbage regularly in a sealed trash bin to avoid cross contamination. Keep kitchens clean by wiping down counter tops and sweeping floors after every use, removing crumbs from furniture with an absorbent towel or cloth rather than your hands when possible (especially if you have pets), storing food properly such as keeping fruit inside the fridge until it is ripe again; never placing milk facing down on expose surfaces because then bacteria can grow at temperatures much lower than what’s optimal for human digestion! Vacuum once per week – this will not only make sure all dirt has been trapped but also cut down on allergens like dust mites which are known trigger factors responsible for some allergies. To avoid any future problems with your pet, be sure to keep them clean and fed. Store dry food in sealed plastic containers rather than paper bags; it’s important that you monitor their water supply closely ( dogs often develop leaky stomachs when given too much). Consultation from a vet is required if there are signs like Fleas or Ticks before they become an issue – make sure these pests don’t jump onto furniture!

The problem with pests is that they can cause serious property damage and pose health threats. If an infestation has been found, homeowners should consult a licensed pest management company such as Spire Pest of Orlando FL for help evaluating the extent of their issue as well recommend best course treatment options. Give us a call today at (407)723-7863.
Pests aren’t just pesky creatures you want to get rid off; when left unaddressed have adverse effects on our lives in many ways from creating unsightly conditions such like unchecked grime or filth which could lead into dangerous bacteria growths within carpets leaving them vulnerable during fires harming both human occupants living there.

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