Pest extermination isn’t anything most of us want to face. From possums in the roof to stray cats preying on your birdlife, it’s easier to get rid of pests you can easily see. But what about small and tiny pests, especially when you don’t know how they gaining access.
No one wants to find that their house is now also home to a family of pests or vermin. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t act until it’s too late and they find that they have an infestation on their hands. But, you shouldn’t let pest extermination get to that point. There are plenty of ways you can prevent any creepy crawlies from getting into your property in the first place.
Four Pest Extermination Checkpoints
1. Seal Walls And Windows
Check the exterior of your home and look for any cracks in the walls. If you find cracks use a sealant to block them. Pests can be very small, such as ants and spiders, so make sure you seal even the tiniest of gaps and cracks.
It’s also important to check your windows and their wooden frames. Wooden frames can often expand in warm weather. Once they shrink, gaps and cracks can easily form in the frames. If this is the case, you should either block up the holes or simply replace the frames completely.
2. Add A Flyscreen
Obviously, if you leave the windows and doors open in the summer to let in some air, pests and vermin will wander into your home while you aren’t looking as well! But once you install a flyscreen, you can leave the window or door open without worrying about any bugs from outside getting inside.
Remember that there are a few reasons for replacing your flyscreen, such as damage from UV lights and pets. So, you should make an effort to replace the screen every couple of years.
3. Repair Any Leaks
Most pests and vermin will only stay in your home if they have a source of water. The most common source of water for them is leaky pipes. So, you will really benefit going around your home and tightening up all the pipes.
4. Use Some Natural Preventative Measures
There are lots of natural ingredients that some pests can’t stand. If you place these strategically around your home, you will see that you get hardly any pests in your home. One such ingredient is cinnamon. If you sprinkle a very small amount next to your doors, hardly any bugs will try and cross the threshold. They really can’t stand the smell!
Filling your kitchen with certain herbs can help as well. For example, lots of bugs hate the strong fragrances from fresh garlic, lemongrass, and bay leaves. So add these herb plants to your garden for fragrances that bugs will hate but you will love!
Once you start to use all of these tips, you won’t ever have to worry about a bug infestation getting into your home. And some of these tips will even improve the overall feel and quality of your property!