Insects and small animals such as mice are always looking for new places to live. In New Hampshire, if you aren’t careful, your home could become a prime target. To avoid inadvertently rolling out the welcome mat for these pesky pests, review our tips to help keep your home pest-free.
Maintain Your Yard
Not only does keeping your yard groomed enhance your property’s appearance, but it also helps deter pests. If you fail to do things such as mow your lawn and collect old leaves, your home will ultimately become a hot spot for certain pests. Simple tasks, such as cleaning your rain gutters, can make a big difference as well.
Remove Food and Water Sources
Like you, pests need reliable sources of food and water. Don’t make it easy for pests by providing these necessities. From ants to rats, you can expect a wide variety of different pests to be on the prowl, searching for resources. Cover all trash bins, turn unused flowerpots upside-down and keep trash picked up from your property. And, if you can, keep your garbage cans away from the side of your home.
Be sure to eliminate sources of stagnant water on your property. Although a lot of different critters are attracted to water, mosquitoes are especially problematic. These blood-sucking insects need standing water in order to develop eggs and are fast to act. Mosquitoes will quickly transform a small puddle into their new breeding spot.
Seal Your Home
Small cracks and holes will give pests easy access to your home. If your doors aren’t properly sealed, don’t be surprised to see roaches and spiders scampering inside. For good reason, rodents are considered to be an even bigger problem. These disgusting pests can make your life at home a total nightmare.
Keep a Tidy Home
Make it a priority to sweep and vacuum your floors on a regular basis. Even tiny breadcrumbs will draw pests into your home. Take the time to get rid of any old boxes too since bed bugs and roaches love to use them as hiding places.
In addition to adhering to these homeowner tips, schedule seasonal pest control services with 603 Pest Control Service to ensure a pest-free lifestyle. 603 Pest is available to handle all of your pest control needs. Call directly at (603) 210-2773 for a free service quote and ask about our preventative maintenance plans.