Published on: July 1, 2014
CHILD PROOF YOUR HOME?
PET PROOF YOUR HOME?
TIME TO “PEST – PROOF” YOUR HOME THIS SUMMER!
Welcoming the SUMMER MONTHS now that school is out means making summer clean-up to-do lists for many of us. We find more time on our hands to go thru our closets and recycle old clothes and toys to good will, wash our screens and windows, scour the house from top to bottom and attack much needed common chores left undone and ignored over the cold winter months! Homeowners don’t realize that their bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, basements and garages may be harboring pests that could pose dangers to their health, home and belongings. PEST PROOFING your home should be added to this list!
Pest-Proofing Your Home
It is important to maintain a clean outdoor area and not just a clean interior of your home. Pest-proofing the outside area of your home will help keep termites, cockroaches, carpenter bees and carpenter ants from entering or destroying your home. Sealing cracks, holes, and entry points for wires and pipes, eliminating sources of standing water, keeping garbage areas clean, trimming back trees and shrubbery away from your structure is key in maintaining a pest-free home. HENNEBRY’s Preventative Maintenance Service Programs will help keep these pests under control and eliminate infesting populations.
The perfect winter nesting spot for rodents and wildlife such as squirrels, mice and rats are boxes and sporting equipment that have been stored away in your garage through the winter months. These pests are known to cause significant damage by chewing through electrical wires. They can also transmit diseases to you and your family thru their nesting habits and rodent droppings. Storing items in air tight plastic bins and keeping seasonal items off the floor will help but not eliminate rodent problems.
Mice are popular house pests that are found behind floorboards, smorgasbording in cabinets and pantries, and in or under upholstered furniture. Fleas and ticks can hitchhike a ride in to your home through your family cat or dog. Keeping living spaces free from crumbs, vacuuming frequently, grooming your pets, and keeping up with their flea and tick prevention is key.
The kitchen is a popular place for pests seeking food and water. Cockroaches, Ants, and Indian Meal Moths can make their way inside your pantry and cabinets and contaminate food. They can spread bacteria such as E-coli and Salmonella. Storing food in sealed containers, emptying trash regularly, and wiping counters and appliances down will help in pest – proofing.
Bedrooms & Bathrooms
Moths feed on natural fibers such as silk, cotton and wool and are attracted to closets in your home. Silverfish are also a common pest found in these rooms and are known to damage synthetic fabrics, books, and other paper products. Moths and silverfish are attracted to moisture. Eliminating dampness by using humidifiers or fans will reduce these pest infestations.
If your think you have a pest infestation, or want to take preventative measures to ensure you don’t get a pest infestation,
CALL HENNEBRY PEST SOLUTIONS LLC FOR A FREE ESTIMATE TODAY!