Tips to Pest-Proof Your House
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Tips to Pest-Proof Your House – The 2020 Version
We all want to come home to a beautiful, clean home. And, of course, a pest-free home. Do we really know that your home is safe and pest-free? Real estate agents and homeowners in Nashville, Tennessee and all of Middle Tennessee must be wary about the dangers brought about the pests. This includes young children. Damage caused by pests are often not covered by homeowners’ insurance policies. We can prevent these pesky creatures from entering our home. Like doctors say “An ounce of prevention is really better than a pound of cure.”
Below are the best tips to pest-proof your house.
None of us want skunks, snakes, or cockroaches bothering us.
Check the entire exterior of the house for any gaps and cracks. Pests, particularly rodents, use even the tiniest gaps to enter your love nest. The easiest way is to limit attacks by thorough inspection and repair of broken doors and windows; repair rips, openings, tears or holes on screens.
Termites can be behind the walls, so check while looking at the home before moving in.
Press or knock on any exterior wood to check if there are termites feasting on your walls. If it feels spongy, there could be termites. These tiny creatures are feeding on your wood that would cause the collapse of your house. Check also if there are dirt tubes or saw dust. These are sure signs that would tell you that the house you are moving into has termites.
Choose your bulbs right to prevent flying insects around your home.
Halogen lights are better compared with standard mercury vapor lights as they help reduce flying insects around doors and windows. Use pink, yellow or orange colors and place them in pole lights, if possible, away from doors with the light shining toward the door for safety.
Keep your home surroundings clean.
The outside of your house must be neat and free from litter, weeds and standing water. Be certain that you are not giving pests a chance to feed on bacteria-forming debris. Trash cans are regularly cleaned to remove debris and help prevent spills. This shields your family from harmful diseases like Rocky Mountain Flu, Asthma, Lime Disease, and more caused by pests like cockroaches, mosquitoes, rodents, and more.
Trim plants, particularly tree branches or bushes that are reaching your house as pests.
For homeowners who prefer using mulch over rocks as covering, you may use organic mulches since they are less pest-attractive. Termites especially love the redwood mulch around homes. They are attracted to the wood shreds and will quickly move into your home from there.
If you find some evidence that termites, snakes or skunks have infested your house, the best thing to do is to call us, Absolute Pest Control.
We have the expertise to protect your home. And, we offer the best guarantee in Middle Tennessee! With Absolute Pest Control; You’re Covered!
We hope you have enjoyed or were educated by our Tips to Pest-Proof Your House.
Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about pests or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us. We service most of Middle Tennessee including Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and LaVergne.