Keeping insects out of your home can be a real challenge in the winter. During the summer, some of the creatures trying to get into your home can be bigger, making them more difficult to drive away. Tennessee has at least 891 different types of insects, and there might be others that we are unaware of. Are you protecting your home against invasive critters as the days grow longer and the nights warm-up?
Mice, rats, raccoons, squirrels, cockroaches, and ants will seek food and shelter inside homes when temperatures drop. Your home can be damaged by these critters and they can carry bacteria as well. Additionally, some pests can be hard to get rid of and expensive to eliminate, so it is best to call a professional exterminator.
Some careful planning, however, can ensure that these creatures remain outside, where they belong. So, here are some suggestions for you.
Pest-Proof The Indoor Area
The areas where cockroach infestations might occur like in the kitchens or bathrooms you’ve to pay attention to these. Also, check out the clogged drains and pipes in your home.
Ventilate and Declutter
All the spaces such as basements, attics, and crawl have to be well ventilated and moisture-free. Also, clean and remove old papers and other old stuff. Rodents can hide in more traffic areas like garages, TV lounges, and the basements so if you tidy up these areas quickly, you can make them more appealing.
Keep Kitchen Clean
Clean all the mess from the kitchen like dirty dishes in the sink and other kitchen spills. Rodents come for food in the kitchen so keep your food in airtight boxes and throw garbage outside from home.
Check Out Gaps
Check out the gaps between floor and wall junctions, and fill them properly. Also, look out for gaps in the hidden areas like behind and under refrigerators and kitchen cabinets.
Pest Proofing in Outdoor Areas
Removing Hidden Spots
Cover the grounds with stones and rocks near your home because wood chips or firewood-like things are loved hideaways for rodents.
Keep Water Away
Make sure gutters are 4 to 5 feet away from your home and also ensure that gutters are clean. Because the gutter is the best place for rodents to hide.
Ensure that chimneys have caps that are tightly fit. It is the commonplace where rodents like raccoons, mice, and squirrels live.
Keep trash bins away from home
Ensure that the trash cans have tight lids and keep them 3 to 4 feet away from your home.
Garage and Attic
The garage is another barrier for rodents to enter the house so make sure to keep the door and windows closed when feasible.
Check Doors and Windows
Look out the door and windows properly if they need repairing then do it as soon as possible. Also, replace the weather stripping on the door or windows if needed.
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