Pests like mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and so many more creepy crawlers can be more than just mildly irritating, especially when they get inside your home. Even if it’s only one spider or roach, everyone can agree that they don’t belong in the house, and when they get in, it makes us rethink how safe we are and what they could be carrying. Some pests like mosquitoes can transmit more aggressive viruses like West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (or EEE), so it’s hard not to be wary of them finding their way into your home.
When the weather gets more severe, whether it’s hotter or colder, pests fight harder to get into your home for shelter, food, and water. Creating a barrier is your best bet to deter pests from coming near your home. There are just a few steps you can take to eliminate perimeter pest problems before they take a toll on your home.
Here are some ways to best tackle your perimeter pest control from your actions:
Securing the Area
While some pests can fly their way in when you are merely opening a door, many find stealthier ways in through places like windows, pipes, vents, chimneys, and even through the roofing on your home. To ensure no bugs are entering your home from these inconspicuous areas, eliminating little holes or broken screens.
Eliminating Standing Water
When insects sneak into your home, they are looking for shelter and water. So if you have been distracted by your summertime activities and you let your dishes pile up in the sink, or maybe your kids run through the house when they are still wet from the pool, you can easily be attracting bugs. When cleaning, it pays to be more thorough when it comes to water. You also might consider looking into better drainage for your yard, so they don’t appear in the first place.
The same goes for snacking and the crumbs that it brings. Insects are attracted to smells and the promise of food that comes along with it. Whether there are crumbs on a deck or patio or inside the home, all it takes is one or two insects to smell it and make their way inside to create a larger infestation.
Sometimes, You Lose
Even though you’ve closed up all possible entryways, you’ve taught your children to stay out of the house when wet and only eat their snacks in the kitchen, you will occasionally lose the battle against perimeter pest control. It’s important to keep in mind that it doesn’t mean your pest problem will be there forever, it’s just time to bring in the big guns - the professionals.
Calling Naturally Green for Help with Your Perimeter Pest Control
Our team of experts will rid your home of the pests that have managed to make it through and create a sustainable perimeter barrier that will kill pests upon contact, so you won’t have to worry about those little inconveniences for weeks.