Top 10 Pest Control Tips
Pests are hard to avoid. Almost every home owner has had to deal with insects, mice, or squirrels at some point. While pests can be a problem, you can avoid them with some extra care. Weâ€™ve collected some pestÂ contriolÂ tips for homeowners below to help them deter pests from moving into their home.
Make sure your gutters are clean and that there are no leaks or holes in your roof. Also check that your gutter pipes divert water several feet away from your home.
Trim your trees and bushes back so their lowest hanging branches are several feet away from your roof or your exterior walls.
Check for any standing water around the foundation of your home or business. If there are sunken areas that collect water often, consider filling it in so water doesnâ€™t continue collecting there in the future.
Ensure your foundation vents are operating correctly for proper ventilation. If your crawlspaces are in naturally damp areas, install a moisture barrier to cut down on moisture.
Do not stack wood or other materials against your home, business, or additional buildings. Extra material around your property will attract insects and animals as well as provide a place where water can pool.