1. Pay attention to the signs that indicate the presence of insects?
To prevent insects from entering your home, keep an eye out for signs that indicate the presence of insects. For example, if you see a single cockroach or ant in your home, you should consider hiring a pest control company to make sure you don’t have an infestation and put preventative measures in place.
2. Secure the exterior of your home?
When dealing with a pest infestation, it is generally recommended to work from the outside in. After all, the insects came from outside. Insects can easily enter your home through a multitude of places, whether through windows, pipes, vents, roof shingles or vents.
To prevent them from entering, you must therefore repair or close any access point. This may include installing screens, filling minor cracks, sealing gaps or fixing a plumbing problem.
3. Keep your house clean?
Insects are attracted to standing water and food sources. It is therefore important that you clean your house regularly. You need to vacuum regularly, remove hanging cobwebs, seal your food in containers, and avoid clutter. As insect pests usually breed in dirty, neglected, damp, and dark spaces, the area under the bed, refrigerator, and other hard-to-reach places should be kept clean. Also, take out the trash regularly.
4. Find out where the insects come from?
It is important not to let your guard down and look for where insects are infiltrating your home. If there are ants or other insects, the first thing to do is find where they came from, so follow them until you find the entry point. Once you find the point of entry or what attracts them, close the point in question or remove any food source. Stay on your toes for the next few days to make sure there are no more bugs coming from this area.
5. Stay dry?
Insects LOVE standing water and damp places. Wet places serve as a breeding ground and a source of water. Inspect your home to make sure there are no plumbing problems (leaky pipes, damp walls, leaky faucets, etc.). There should be no standing water in the house, as mosquitoes breed there. If you don’t have leaks but some areas of your home, like the basement or attic, are particularly humid, consider using a dehumidifier.
6. Hire a pest control company?
An infestation is a major problem that can affect the structural integrity of your home as well as the health of you and your family. The best thing you can do to quickly and effectively get rid of insects in your home is to contact a pest control expert such as VExtermination. We offer a variety of packages aimed at ensuring your peace of mind.