5 Ways to Protect Your Home Against Pests

Unwanted pests can make living if your dream home become a complete nightmare. If pests get out of control, they can cause you to feel like there is an intruder in your own home. Over the past decade, pest control has gone through a revolution. Toxic chemicals were the norm many years ago for pest control, but in the recent years, alternative methods have started being utilized. There are a couple different ways to consider when protecting your home against pests. 
Protect Your Home Against Pests                                                                             Image Courtesy from flickr.com

Add Screens to Your Doors and Windows
Many homeowners rely on natural ventilation for air circulation throughout the home. Natural ventilation, with no protection for the home, is a prime opportunity for unwanted pests to move in. Screens, such as mesh screens, can be installed on doors and windows throughout the home to combat pests while still allowing the home to be naturally ventilated.

Keep Your Yard Maintained
Many pest problems start in your home’s yard. If the yard is unruly, unwanted pests can easily make it their home. Pests such as fleas and mosquitos can quickly overtake a yard if there is standing water or tall grass. As the pests get more comfortable in their environment, and go in search of safer, better sheltered places to inhabit, your home can quickly become the target. A well maintained yard that is debris free and properly drained can help keep unwanted pests at bay.

Declutter Your Home
No matter how many tactics you use to keep unwanted pests away, there will always be some type of pest that still fights to move in. Cluttered homes are an easy target for pests because they can move into nooks and crannies in cluttered cabinets, closets, basements and garages. The less clutter that is in your home, the less hiding places pests have.

Properly Store Trash Throughout the Home
Unwanted pests can view your trash and treasure just like one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Trash throughout the home should be stored and handled properly to help ensure that it is not an open invitation for unwanted pests. Any trash that is food related should always be kept in the kitchen waste area instead of spread throughout the home. This helps keep unwanted pests searching for food to a minimal.

Hire a Pest Control Company
Hiring a pest control company can help you rid your home of unwanted pests with less use of harmful chemicals. Professional pest control companies are trained and experienced in the field and are able to use alternative methods to help ensure your home stays pest free. Benefits of hiring a pest control company include: less illnesses from pests, less scratching, less harmful chemicals used and a safer environment for you.

Unwanted pests are uninvited guests in your home that can cause you to feel like a stranger in your own home. The best way to combat pests is to prevent them. These are just a couple methods of many for protecting your home.

About Author
My name is Lizzie Weakley and I am a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. I went to college at The Ohio State University where I studied communications. I enjoy the outdoors and long walks in the park with my 3-year-old husky Snowball.

Lizzie was inspired to write this article by Ram Pest Control in Vail, Aspen, and Glenwood Springs, CO.

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