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Pests certainly are not something that you want in your home, so it is important to take the necessary precautions to prevent their entry. Aside from the general annoyance that pests provide, there are also more adverse effects.
Making the home less attractive for pests to take up residence must be the top most deal. We have some suggestions for making your yard and home less attractive to pesty insects, along with tips for keeping them from putting the bite on you, without dousing yourself
The best way to prevent a pest problem in your home is to deny pests entry in the first place.When the weather gets extremely hot or cold, pests will search for ways to enter your home in large numbers. You need to understand what attracts insects and rodents indoors in order to truly pest proof your home. Pests are just like humans, they need food, water, and shelter in order to survive. By eliminating the food source and their hiding spots, you eliminate the likelihood that these pests will make your home, their home.
Sealing your doors to keep pests out is similar to locking a door to keep an intruder out. But, if you examine your doors, you will probably be surprised by the amount of gaps that are available for pests to squeeze through. In order to combat these gaps, a door sweep can be installed under the door to cover the gap between the threshold and the actual door. In order to completely seal the door, you can add weather stripping around the door with chalk where it meets the door.
In addition to doors, it is also very important that garage doors are sealed as well. Many pests are able to fit through small openings in garage doors, so placing a door seal under the garage door will eliminate this entry point.
While these tips are very important to seal the entrances to your house, they will not be of much use if the door is kept open. If you or your children are particularly forgetful, you should consider installing an automatic door closer, which you can purchase at very inexpensive prices at most hardware stores.
During the warmer months, you likely open your windows to welcome in the fresh air. Unluckily, during these months, flying insects and crawling insects, such as mosquitoes and ants are abundant and ready to invade your home. To enjoy the fresh air without flying insects, it is crucial that you install screens in your windows and doors.
It is recommended that the screen size is 20 mesh or smaller to keep most pests out of your home. In addition to adding window screens, making sure window screens do not fall into disrepair is extremely important. Rodents can break through screens and allow additional pests to enter your home. If the wires become broken, an easy fix is to add clear nail polish to seal the hole in the screen.
Once pests infest an indoor space, it becomes a much harder task to eliminate them on your own. In these instances, we recommend contacting a professional pest control company
Contact Auckland Pest Control online today to have a technician conduct a free pest inspection of your property.
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