Make A New Year’s Resolution To Prevent Pests In Your Home
Have you made any new year’s resolutions going into 2022? Maybe you’ve vowed to declutter or finally tidy up the garden. These aren’t just nice ideas, they can really help prevent pests in your home. Here’s our guide to the pest control new year’s resolutions you should be making.
Declutter your home
If you want to prevent pests in your home, this is a must. Pests love to hide and nest among clutter, so make 2022 the year you finally get rid of that junk in the loft and the garage.
Keep your home clean
If you’re on a roll after decluttering, why not give your house a good clean too? Vacuum carpets and clean and dust all of those nooks and crannies where pests like to hide out, like under heavy pieces of furniture.
It’s a good idea to focus your cleaning efforts on areas of the house that are most attractive to pests such as the kitchen. Pests are always on the lookout for food, so clear up crumbs and spillages, keep your worktops clean, and don’t leave leftovers or pet food lying around.
Prevent pests in your home by taking out the rubbish
We all have extra waste in our bins after Christmas, especially food waste. Rotting food attracts pests like rodents and insects, so make sure you take out your bins often. Don’t fill your bins so full that you can’t close the lid as pests will be able to gain access. The same goes for leaving bags of rubbish by your bins; don’t do it unless you want to attract hungry pests.
Prevent pests from getting in
Keeping your home clean and tidy is just part of the solution to prevent pests. Taking measures to stop them from physically getting in is the other part of the equation. Pests are always looking for warmth and shelter, especially in the colder months.
Check your home for holes in the walls, gaps around doors and windows, and around cables and pipes. Seal up any holes or gaps with cement or wire wool and fit door sweeps to create a physical barrier to stop pests getting in.
Tidy up your garden
If you want to prevent pests from getting in, you can’t neglect your outside space. Overgrown shrubs and bushes, and piles of wood or rubble are attractive places to hide for pests. From there, it’s only a matter of time before they head into your house to look for a source of food or water.
Get over your pest embarrassment
Make 2022 the year that you take a vow to get over your pest embarrassment. If you have a pest control issue in your home, it doesn’t mean that your house is dirty. Pests want food, warmth, and shelter and trust us, they aren’t that fussy.
If you have a pest problem in your home or you suspect you have one, don’t be ashamed to give us a call, sooner rather than later.
The sooner you get help with your pest issues, the easier they are to treat.
Here’s to a (hopefully) pest-free home in 2022!