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Keeping the Pests Where They Belong Where do ants, cockroaches, and mice have in common? They are all pests that belong inside, but that love to venture inside your home. If you do see them inside, you need to take action fast — because this is not where they should be! Pests are not just a nuisance. They can spread disease, destroy your insulation and other building materials, and leave nasty smells behind. Every homeowner should know the basics about pest control. Yes, you can call in a professional as needed, but knowing the basics will still help you keep the pests outside where they belong. You can learn those basics right here on this blog.



Summer Pests Keeping You From All Of The Fun? What You Can Do

If you're too busy this summer trying to take care of the pests inside your home, that you aren't able to enjoy what's going on outside of your home, this is going to be a problem. There's too much fun to be had during summer, and spending it indoors cleaning your house and monitoring traps for pests is not exactly fun. If you're overwhelmed with pests, the best thing you can do is call a pest control company for help so you can get back to the fun going on outside. Read on for other things you can do to get rid of the pests you have in your home.

1. Find The Source

Figure out what kind of pests you have and then find the source of where they are coming from. If you suspect you have rodents for instance, you need to find where they are coming in from. If you have fleas, you need to figure out the source, especially if you don't have a pet in your home. Find the source of where these pests are coming in from so you can work to get rid of them and prevent future issues with these same pests (or other pests).

2. Set The Appropriate Traps

You need to set the right type of traps for the pests you are dealing with. Some traps could attract pests, especially if you have multiple pests in your home. If you have mice, and are setting traps with peanut butter, you could attract ants if you have these pests as well. There's a good chance you have multiple pests in your home if you have an issue with one pest already. Be sure you are setting the right traps, and set them for the other pest you have as well.

3. Keep Your Home Clean And Free Of Clutter

A cluttered home with a lot of places to hide is the perfect home for pests to invade. If you have crumbs left in your sink or grease left on your stove or splattered on your countertop or cabinets, it can attract pests. Keep your home clean by cleaning food prep areas with warm, soapy water and remove clutter from your home. Be sure to clean out the sink drain stop in your kitchen to remove leftover food particles that can also attract pests and put items away where they belong, rather than stacking them up around the edges of the room.

If you are too busy dealing with pest problems and aren't able to enjoy summer the way it was intended, hire pest control services for help. Use the tips above to help you deal with pests on your own to help you get rid of them for good.