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8 Easy Ways to Prevent Pests

A Common Mouse on the Kitchen FloorPests are not something you want at your Wellsville rental home. Still, if you’re not careful, a few insects, rodents, and other pests could pose a problem. Lucky for you, it’s possible to keep your home pest-free! With a few pest control steps, you can make sure that your home is rid of any critters.

Clean Up

A clean home is a pest-free home. Cleaning up ensures no infestations happen. There are a lot of pests that are attracted to food, dirt, clutter, and crumbs. Make it a point to keep clutter to a minimum and wash your dishes every day. It’s also important to vacuum and sweep your floors and wipe up any spills immediately to keep pests away.

Keep Food in the Kitchen

If you’re looking for a source of common household pests, food is a great place to start. If food is found in different parts of your home, you can expect rodents and insects to move in. It’s best to keep all of the food in the kitchen and to wash your dishes as soon as possible.

Store Food Properly

Keeping food in the kitchen also includes storing it in air-tight, sealed containers. When you have open food packages, you’re calling for household pests. The same could be said for pet food, as well. To keep pests out, be sure to use sealable bags or plastic storage containers for all food, whether in the pantry, cupboard, or fridge.

Keep Recycling and Garbage Under Control

Rodents and insects love garbage. More often than not, they also thrive in recyclables — especially empty food containers. Garbage and recycling bins should always be emptied out to avoid inviting pests. You can do this by having your trash picked up weekly.

Put a Lid on It

An open can of garbage is an invitation for pests. If you have outdoor garbage or recycling bins, keep pests away by ensuring that your bins have a tight-fitting lid. By keeping the lid on, you are avoiding the likelihood of inviting those pests!

Prune Foliage Near the House

Plants, not just food sources, are attractive to pests. Look out for any tree or shrub that is in contact with any side of your house. If there are any, prune them. This is to leave some space between your foliage and the house so that you can prevent pests from using branches and leaves to find their way inside.

Eliminate Standing Water

Are there any puddles on your property? Or any container that might collect water over time? Empty them so as not to give any insect a place to thrive. Sprinklers can be adjusted so that concave areas don’t collect water. Other areas can be filled with topsoil. This will help keep those mosquitos and pests away from your home.

Good Property Maintenance

And, one last thing to tie it all together is to perform regular property maintenance in order to keep your house pest-free. If you haven’t already, update your landlord of the condition of gutters, window screens, and maybe even water leaks so that they can be cleaned and dealt with promptly. Small as this may seem, they all add up to keeping a pest-free home.

Is your landlord ignoring basic property maintenance? Perhaps it’s time for a new property manager! Both tenants and owners alike know they can trust Real Property Management Cache Valley for comprehensive property maintenance. Contact us online or call 435-753-5200 for more information.

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