No one wants pests in their house, and yet it’s all too easy to find homes with an infestation. While there are many reasons why an infestation can occur, in most cases it boils down to the homeowner not taking steps to ensure the house is not bringing in bugs and rodents. If you don’t know how to keep pests out, read on to find out ways to make your home less attractive to pests.

Food

If you are in the habit of leaving food out and accessible for long periods of time, pests will surely come in for a snack. Small crumbs are huge meals to bugs and rodents, so make sure to sweep your floors and wipe your counters frequently.

Water

Insects need water to survive just as much as we do. Leaky faucets and pooling water in sinks or tubs attract pests and encourage them to stay. Fixing your leaky faucets is crucial. You also need to wipe down your sinks and tubs after use to remove any leftover water.  Consider wiping down the interior of your dishwasher, as well.

Trash

Bugs and rodents are able to get nutrients from sources we wouldn’t normally think of as food, which is why we have to be extra diligent when it comes to trash. Dirt, paper and cardboard offer organics that can contain food, and they also give pests places and materials to hide in and use to build nests.

Temperature

The temperature inside your home is another attractor to area pests. In the winter, the warmth in your house acts like a beacon, and in the summer bugs and rodents are also looking for ways to beat the heat. You can’t do as much about this, but you can use this as a reason to make sure the cracks and crevices in your walls, doors and windows are sealed up.

Get Help From a Local Pest Control Company

If you have taken these measures and still find pests in your home, or if you are in need of extra help when it comes to shoring up your home and making it more impenetrable, then it’s time to call in the experts. Contact My Exterminator today. so we can get your home on the path to being bug and rodent-free!