Calling a pest control specialist isn’t a one-way street. As much as you may love calling for their service and waiting for pest control to work their magic, there are a few things that they are going to need from you to get ready for them.
In fact, that is a decent amount of prep work that you can do to make sure that your pest control specialists are as quick and effective as possible. Plus, doing some work on the front end is going to help you save time and money.
4 Ways You Can Prepare for your First Pest Control Visit
So what can you be doing to get your home ready for your first pest control visit? Here are some of our top tips you can use prep your home for your first or next pest control visit.
1. Seal the Cracks
One of the first points of attack that pests are going to take when they invade your home is going to be any open crack that they can get through. We recommend taking a close look at the inside and outside of your home for any cracks that pests could be creeping in. Seal them with a caulking gun so that you can keep those little invaders out.
Take a look at areas
- Around your doors
- Around your windows
- Cracks in your siding
- Cracks in your foundation
2. Clean up the Kitchen
Now that you have sealed some of the most common spaces that pests can get into your home, you need to eliminate any resources that they may have within your home. Make sure that you deep clean your kitchen so that you remove all the crumbs and food debris that you can.
This will cut off any potential food supply for the pests in your home. The next step that you can take is to make sure that all food in your refrigerator pantry, drawers, shelves, and cabinets are covered and sealed airtight, so that small insects can’t get in.
3. Take out the Trash
This may be more of a common sense recommendation, but make sure that you take out all of your trash regularly, particularly any trash that has food in it. Always keep your outdoor and indoor trashcans covered and sealed, and never leave them open for long periods of time.
4. Push the Soil Away from Your House
If termites have been a problem or you fear that they may be in the future, push all soil away from any wood or siding on your own. That soil is the ideal bridge for termites, and you will significantly improve your defenses against them by moving your soil so that it isn’t touching vulnerable parts of your home.
Having problems with pests in your home? Contact Addison Pest Control today.