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Simple Tips to Keep Pests Away
Pests are difficult to handle when you have an infestation on your hands. Pest infestations are costly, however, they are very much preventable! Pests like rodents, ants, spiders, mosquitoes, and other insects are more likely to invade your home in the warm weather. Apart from being a nuisance, these pests can even cause allergic reactions or illnesses, if poisonous. Like the seasons there are certain pests that are more active during specific months due to the temperature changes. Taking preventative measures and making the necessary home improvements is the best way for you to get a jump on pests and keep them out of your home! home-improvements

A few simple tips to follow to help you prepare for seasonal pests are:

1. Inspect Your Home

The first and foremost thing to do is to walk around every corner of your home to check for all the access points such as holes, gaps, etc. This is because mice and termites can easily find their way even through the smallest entrance ways. Do not forget to check around the doors and windows of your home for any gapping spaces. Ensure that you block the entries to these access points by closing or packing them.

2. Eliminate the Food Source

Additionally, an important step is keeping away food sources by cleaning the kitchen and dining areas. Leftover food on the floor and stove or food left unsealed is a treasure for pests like ants, cockroaches, rodents, etc. Eliminating the food source prevents pests from invading your home.

3. Yard Maintenance Has Its Benefits

Spring and summer are the best seasons to find outdoor insects in your yard.  You can make your yard pests free by taking preventative measures and keeping up with your routine pest control.
  • -Remove standing water in your property to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs
  • -Make sure to remove clutter and debris build up in your property
  • -Keep up with your grass. If the grass has grown tall, it’s best to keep it cut and maintained
  • -Store firewood properly to prevent termites being drawn to the food source
  • -Trim the bushes and trees that are near doors and windows of your home

4. Pest Repelling Plants

You can place plants such as basil, rosemary, lavender, catnip, and more can be placed in pots near the corners and window sills of your home or at the entrance ways of your home where people are likely to touch or swipe by. Aside from plants being great decoration and adding warmth to your home the smell of these herbs and oil repels the pests and helps in keeping them at bay. You can find these at your local home improvement stores.

5. Proper Garbage Disposal

We all know that pests like bees and ants love feeding on garbage. It is advised to keep garbage bins closed, garbage bags sealed and disposed of properly. Keeping garbage, which is a food source, away from pests reach is an additional preventative measure for homeowners. Taking preventative measures and keeping up with your general pest control is key to keeping pests at bay! Should you come across an infestation of pests in your home or business it is best to call a professional and eco-friendly pest control service provider in your area. BugWorks Termite & Pest Control company provides affordable residential and commercial services for the entire Rio Grande Valley and McAllen areas – Call us today (956) 403-6882!  

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