The last thing you want is to have insects in your home, but it can happen pretty easily. For instance, your cat or dog could pick up a flea or two. They carry these fleas inside with them, and it doesn't take long before there are hundreds or even thousands of fleas, and at this point, they are pretty difficult to get rid of. Ants are another problem for many homeowners, as well as spiders. Here are some pest control tips that will help you keep the problems from happening in the first place so you don't end up having to spend a lot of money on fumigation.
Keep Your Property Clean
Stay on top of keeping your property clean at all times. Don't let trash sit out for days at a time (even if you are waiting for trash pickup). It is a good idea to invest in a polyvinyl or wood garbage bin to store garbage until pickup day to keep the bugs and critters from getting into it. In addition to keeping things clean, check for any signs of wood decay. Insects can burrow their way into decayed spots, and before you know it, there is an infestation. If you find any decayed wood, have it repaired or replaced immediately. Clean your gutters regularly to make sure that there is no debris that can not only clog them up but also be loaded with insects.
Keep Shrubbery Trimmed
While it is nice to have trees, bushes, and shrubs on your property, they are also homes for insects. If there are any shrubs growing close to your home, or if there are tree branches hanging over your home, make sure that they are trimmed back so there is no chance of any insects on the trees and shrubbery getting inside your home.
Store Firewood Properly
If you burn wood for fuel or for a fireplace, it is important that the wood is stored properly. Make sure that it is stacked on something that is elevated. If it is placed directly on the ground, it is easier for insects to get on and in the wood, and every time you bring the wood into your home, you are bringing the insects inside as well. It is also a good idea to keep firewood covered with a tarp to keep insects from falling onto it and to keep it dry.
For more tips on keeping your home pest free, contact a company like Pestco Inc.