Must-Know Pest Control Tips For Everyday Prevention

pest controlPest control is not only about protecting your house and your properties or getting rid of harmful and dangerous pests lurking through your yard and inside your home.

It is also about preventing these pests from gaining access to your property. To ensure that no pests can enter your home or even your yard, you will need to pest-proof your home at least once a week, if not every day.

Pest Control Tips:

Experts from the National Pest Management Association highly recommend including the following tasks in your daily or weekly home maintenance routine.

Outside your home:

Look for easy access points. These are usually near where your utility pipes are connected to your house. Use caulk to seal any small gaps that you see. Cover the bigger openings with steel wool since pests don’t like rough steel fibers.

Immediately repair rotting wood as soon as you spot it. Keep in mind that most pests find rotting and moist wood an ideal area to accumulate and develop. If it can’t be repaired, dispose of the rotting wood properly.

Ensure there are no areas in your yard where standing water can accumulate. This is another ideal breeding ground for most pests. So, keep an eye out for any place where standing water might accumulate. Get rid of the standing water immediately and clean the area. Use a cover if necessary to ensure water will no longer accumulate.

pest controlIf you store firewood outside your home, make sure it is in a clean and dry place that is at least 20 feet away from your home. Dry wood is another favorite breeding ground for many pests. If this wood is near your home, pests can easily transfer from the dry wood to inside your home, where they can gain access to much more food sources.

Mulch should also be kept away from the foundation of your home. It should be at least 15 feet away from the foundation as it can transfer pests, specifically termites, to your home’s foundation. You don’t want termites to find the foundations of your home because that can greatly damage your home and may result in costly repairs.

Inside your home:

Another Myrtle Beach pest control tip is to ensure your pets don’t have fleas and ticks by bringing them to your vet regularly. Ask your vet how you can prevent fleas and ticks from living off of your pets.

Always keep the kitchen area clean and free from crumbs and food spills. Wipe all kitchen counters and sweep and mop the floor regularly.

Do not leave open food on the kitchen counter, in cabinets, or pantries, especially overnight. Store your food in tightly sealed containers. Keep leftover food and ripe fruits inside your refrigerator.

Use a dehumidifier to prevent mold growth in your basement, crawl spaces, and attics.

Contact Zap Pest Control Inc. now for more prevention tips.

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2507 Forestbrook Rd Suite G
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Areas Served: Surfside Beach SCCarolina Forest SC, Conway SC, Little River SC, North Myrtle Beach SC, Socastee SC, Myrtle Beach SC

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