4 Tips to Pest-Proof your House
There are times that we cannot avoid but neglect our homes and let it be messy for a few days, yes, it is kind of acceptable but not to the point where pests start to invade your place. It is possible to maintain a hygienic and clear of pest kind of residence as long as you are dedicated to keep it habitable. You just have to keep a routine and comply with some rules and steps to achieve a pleasant abode. Here are some tips to follow in order to have a clean and pest-free house.
- Avoid eating in the living room and bedrooms. The crumbs from the snacks will attract roaches, rodents and ants. If it is unavoidable, clean thoroughly afterwards. Sweep, vacuum, mop and spray anti-bacterial deodorizers in the area.
- Dust off your couch, throw pillows, pillows and cushions regularly. You can also put these things under the sun for few hours to get rid of the bugs and dust mites. Vacuum these including the carpet (if you have one) at least twice a week.
- If you have pets, make sure to keep them clean. Fleas and ticks from animals stay on cushions and carpets, for safety, use natural or organic flea home sprays. Shampoo your pets with mild anti-flea products or try doing home-made herbal mixtures to keep them healthy and your home pests free.
- Once in a while, hire pest exterminators to keep your home safe and clean. Pest control services such as anti- termite and rodent chemicals will last up to 3-5 years depending on what substance they use. For roaches, bugs and parasites, you can simply buy multi-insect killer sprays from the store or use natural substances.