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Bye Mice. Bye Ants. Bye Cockroaches.

Your home is your safe space. You might share it with a cat or dog by choice, but you certainly don't want to share it with other critters, like ants and cockroaches. You can take steps to keep these critters at bay, of course. Take out the trash more often, and vacuum on a regular basis. Still, pests can be sneaky, and they sometimes appear in spite of your efforts. A pest control company can get rid of them. Trust the professionals to say "goodbye" to everything from mice, to ants, to roaches. We'll share more on this blog, so read on.

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Five Mistakes That Make Your Home A Pest Magnet

No one wants pests inside the home, whether they are of the insect or the rodent variety. Unfortunately, certain simple mistakes can attract pests. 

1. Exposed Garbage

Any exposed food waste can attract pests, namely rodents or insects like roaches and ants. Use covered garbage cans outside, and empty your indoor garbage cans daily. If you compost, use a covered bucket to collect scraps in the home. Some pests, like raccoons, can open some garbage cans, so you may need to weigh down outdoor can lids to prevent issues. Never leave garbage laying around your home or yard.

2. Crumb Issues

Dirty appliances can attract pests like ants and roaches. Food residue is the issue, whether it's spilled liquids beneath a microwave, crumbs under the fridge, or a dirty toaster. Move appliances and clean under them regularly so that hidden food doesn't provide an open invitation into your home. If you are battling a pest issue, then you need to wipe down counters, tables, and floors daily so there are no crumbs. In the pantry, make sure food is in closed pest-proof packages and that there is no spilled food hiding on the shelves. 

3. Exterior Cracks and Holes

Small cracks in the foundation, gaps in the siding, or damage to the eaves can all provide an entrance point for pests both large and small. Use caulk or a similar filler to seal up foundation and siding cracks. Check that eave and crawlspace vents have tight metal screens in place to keep out pests. Damaged wood, such as along the eaves, should either be replaced or repaired with a wood filler so rodents, insects, and birds can't find their way into your attic. 

4. Window Faults

Issues around the window can lead to insect and spider invasions. Flies, roaches, spiders, and other pests are common intruders around a window. Check your screens for damage and repair them promptly so bugs can't get through. The screens should fit tightly in the frames with no gaps. Further, check the frame itself for gaps between the window and the frame. You may need to seal gaps with weatherstripping or caulk. 

5. Clutter Issues

Clutter both indoors and outdoors is a major pest attractant because it provides a warm, safe place to nest. Rodents, for example, often set up nests in cardboard boxes and fabric piles indoors, or in leaf piles outside. Prevent clutter from accumulating inside. Outside, clean up landscaping beds and don't allow debris to collect near the foundation of your home.

If you are having issues with rodents, insects, or other pests in your home and need pest control services, contact a local pest control business.