Although pest problems never truly go away here in Dallas, they do slow down quite a bit during the wintertime. Now that winter has come and gone, however, pests will become more and more of an issue around homes. We’re here today to let you in on some of the secrets to maintaining a pest-free home. If you are interested in not having to deal with ants in your kitchen, cockroaches in your bathroom, or other pests crawling around your home, then buckle up. We have your answers here.
When Is The Best Time For Pest Prevention?
There really isn’t a best time for pest prevention. Anytime is a great time to start. Seeing that it is spring, we suggest you start your home's pest prevention with a good spring cleaning. How does this help with pests? It helps by limiting their ability to survive while inside your home. Almost all pests need three things to survive: food, water, and shelter. A thorough cleaning of your home removes food messes and items pests might try to eat, tidies up areas pests might like to hide, and reduces moisture around areas pests might drink.
One thing to keep in mind as you clean inside your home is that pests are often small or even really tiny. This allows them to get under appliances, deep into furniture, and into cracks and crevices around the home. Make sure when tidying up to clean thoroughly around these areas.
The Dangers Pests Can Pose
All pests are annoying, but did you know that some of them can be dangerous as well? Most often pests bring danger into homes with the way they crawl on, around, or inside trash, dead animals, and sewers and then throughout homes where people eat and even over food itself. Touching infected surfaces or eating contaminated food can lead to the contraction of sicknesses such as Salmonellosis, Hantavirus, Typhoid Fever, Dysentery, or a number of other serious diseases.
Some More Ways You Can Prevent Pests
If you want to go above and beyond with your home’s pest prevention, here are some more things you should try.
Use a caulking gun to seal up gaps and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation as well as gaps around door and window frames.
Check screens for rips and tears, and patch or replace them as needed.
Fix leaky piping and or sewer lines around your home.
Make sure your gutters are working properly.
Eliminate sources of standing water in or around your home.
Reduce clutter inside your home and tidy up storage areas.
Store leftover foods inside airtight containers.
Make sure your trashcans have tight-fitting lids.
Invest in door sweeps for exterior doors leading out of your home.
Keep your yard free of natural debris.
Store woodpiles and or lumber at least 30 feet from your home’s exterior.
Have your grass cut regularly and do your best to trim back tree branches and bushes from touching the walls of your home.
A Better Way To Keep Out Pests
If you are feeling a little overwhelmed with how much needs to be done to keep pests out of your home, we have some good news for you. Getting and keeping pests out of your home is as simple as letting the professionals here at DANCAN help. Our methods are tested and proven to effectively remove and keep pests out of homes. If you want the best defense against pests money can buy, we have your affordable solution here.
Give us a call today to find out what quality pest control looks like for your home.