The holiday season may be about entertaining friends and family, but nothing ruins a celebration faster than unwanted attendees. This winter, pests just might be burrowing into your home seeking shelter, food, and the perfect place to set up their own little community.
Luckily, prevention is easy. It can be done in just four essential steps!
No. 1: Start With Your Yard
Standing water, piles of garbage, and unkempt plants are a welcome sight for pests. Rodents will root through your trash to find food, and many pests love to create a home within tumbling weeds and overgrown shrubbery. Piles of water can become a breeding ground for bugs and insects, too. Keep your yard mowed, cleaned, and free of debris to limit the pests that take up residence in your yard.
No. 2: Next, Block Off Entrances
Your home may feel like a cozy escape from the world, and pests think so, too! They will burrow into little holes in your siding, climb in through cracks in window and door seals, and even run through your plumbing pipes. They can also crawl into chimneys or exhaust vents. Inspect the outside of your home and garage top to bottom regularly for possible gaps that may welcome unwanted visitors.
No. 3: Then, Check Your Pets
Whether it’s your dog carrying fleas and ticks or your cat bringing you a special rodent surprise, the pets we all love can be incorrigible when it comes to pests. The best way to fend off any pests that may latch onto your pets is to adhere to proper pet hygiene. Regularly clean your furry, feathered, or scaly friend, and inspect them for ticks and other insects. For cats and dogs that love to hunt, consider using games or toys that activate their natural desire to be predators.
No. 4: Finally, Connect with a Pest Control Expert
The best way to stop an infestation is to seek help immediately. Pest problems can turn disastrous if the cause of the infestation is not rooted out immediately. You can eliminate current pests and prevent more from entering your home with a qualified professional, but there doesn’t need to be an issue for you to consult with an expert. Exterminators can also help homeowners prevent infestations from happening in the first place!
Call Us For Experienced Help!
If you notice an increase in pests in your home or if you want to ensure your home is protected, consult with Infinite Pest Solutions. Our team has the experience and the knowledge you need to ensure your home stays safe and pest-free.