Your home is your castle and one that you do not want to share with insects and pests. Keeping your home pest free takes a little work and some behavior modifications on your part. One of the easiest ways to keep pests out of your home is by keeping your house clean. You will need to focus more on areas where there is food, water and garbage. You need to eliminate the pests and insects food source, water and habit to ensure a clean home.
A Clean Kitchen
One of the major food sources for pests is the kitchen. The crumbs and dirty dishes can attract pests and insects. You can remove the food source by:
- Making sure the dirty dishes are not sitting in the sink for any length of time.
- You wipe up the counters and floors to remove any crumbs.
- You empty the trash frequently to keep the food from rotting.
- Make sure you put away any leftovers as soon as you finish eating.
- Pick up any uneaten pet food.
Your next step is to remove any standing water in the kitchen area. This means you need to make sure the sink is dry after doing the dishes and your pet’s water is not left down. If the water for your pets is an issue, you may want to look at an automatic water system that dispenses a smaller amount of water through a sensor.
Another step is to make sure the garbage area is clean. You will want to keep the trash can clean from spills and any crumbs swept up. Do not forget to empty your trash can often so you remove the possible food sources.
Around the House
To protect your house from the outside, there are three major things that you need to do. First, make sure to seal any openings, no matter how small. Next, remove any wood or mulch that is lying around the foundation. Moving the wood and mulch away from the foundation will help deter termites and carpenter ants from entering your home. Finally, move your garbage can away from the house. Keeping your garbage cans away from the house also keeps the insects away. Sealing and moving the sources for attracting pests and insects will help keep your home free of bugs.
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