Pests such as mice, roaches, spiders, and ants are just a few of the common pests you don't want in your home. If you do have pests in your home, there's a chance that some of your poor habits may be causing these pests to come into your home. If you have these poor habits, you should change them immediately to help get rid of these pests and prevent new ones from coming in. Read on for a list of a few bad habits you may have and what you should do to change them.
Collecting Lawn Debris
If you are one to collect lawn debris in your yard, rather than disposing of it properly, it could lead to a problem such as a place for mice, ants, spiders, and roaches to hide. Lawn debris such as leaf piles, stacks of twigs, compost piles, or woodpiles should all be moved away from your home or removed from your yard altogether. Other lawn debris should also be removed from your yard. Contact your local disposal company to see if they have a pick up for this type of debris and how they prefer you to dispose of it.
Not Cleaning Counters
If you aren't wiping down your counters often, you are leaving behind crumbs and other food particles and debris that could attract mice, ants, or roaches to your home. Clean and wipe your counters down after each meal. Use a gentle cleanser and remove crumbs. Also remember to wipe down your other food prep areas such as the stove, microwave, and even your sink/drain stop.
Not Repairing Leaks
If you have leaks around your home, you need to make those repairs and not ignore them. Those leaks can attract ants, mice, and roaches, as they are looking for water to drink and to survive. Repair these leaks, even if they're minor. Keep an eye out for leaks in your home and also inspect these areas for pests or signs of pests.
Not Making Home Repairs
Home repairs can help save you from a pest infestation. If you aren't taking good care of your home, it is going to allow pests to easily get into your home. Take care of home repairs such as caulking around windows and doors, repairing door and window seals, and making any repairs to your foundation (such as filling in cracks and holes). If you aren't making home repairs, it's time to start and help keep pests from easily getting into your home.
If you have any of these poor habits, it's time to make a change and prevent pests or an infestation in your home. If you suspect you have a pest problem, call a residential pest control company for help.