5 Things You Should Know About Pest Control

August 11, 2017

Pests are the worst, which may cause you may put in lots of time and energy into getting rid of them. This is well and find, until they start coming back. Just because you’ve taken action to get rid of them doesn’t mean it will be effective. Whether you’re dealing with pests all on your own or hiring someone to get rid of them for you, there are many things you should know about pest control. Here are five to get you on track to a pest-free home.

  1. Once Won’t Cut It
    If you hope to spray your home, or have a professional come spray it for you, once and be free of pests, think again. Attacking them will get rid of the current, living pets that are causing you trouble. But chances are they enjoy your home as much as you do and have laid eggs. Once those eggs hatch you’ll have more pests to deal with. Having someone come back regularly will help to eliminate pests from your home. Although, the best way to live pest-free is to keep them out in the first place. Make sure cracks, crevices, and holes where they may gain access to your home have been sealed up tight. Make sure windows have screens and doors are kept closed too.
  2. Don’t Skimp on Regular Cleaning
    This may seem unrelated to pests, but in fact it may be the very root of the problem! Before, during and after you’ve dealt with pests you should be maintaining your home and keeping it clean. This means wiping up any spills on the kitchen counters and on the floors. Leftover food and water sources will attract pests, making it that much harder to get rid of them.
  3. Think Outside the House
    Maintenance and cleaning doesn’t end in the kitchen, or even inside your home. Maintaining your yard will also help eliminate pests in your home too. If you have shrubs, plants, or other foliage outside your home, make sure it stays at least six-inches away from your foundation exterior. This will limit the access pests have to your home, making it that much harder for them to move in.
    You also want to make sure water moves away from your home during rain storms; this will not only keep pests out but it will save you from unwanted flooding issues as well. Make sure your gutters are clean too, which can be a perfect environment if they are full of debris and moisture.
    And as previously mentioned, make sure all window and door screens are intact.
  4. Hire A Professional
    Sure, there are plenty DIY tactics out there for pest control and removal, but in the end if you want a job well done its best left to a professional. They have the tools, knowledge, and experience to give you the best shot at living pest-free. If you want the best of the best, contact My All Green today! 
  5. Relax
    Once you’re in the hands of a professional, like My All Green, you can sit back and relax. Most pest removal companies can work around your belongings easily as they spray without having to move any big furniture. And unless they tell you otherwise, the products will be safe for the whole family.