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Simple Ways You Can Organize Your Home

to Avoid Pest Invasions

No one wants pests hanging out in their home. Having pests means putting up with noise, droppings, and even health risks. The best cure for pest invasions is prevention, so you need to organize your home to discourage them. However, if you do find signs of a pest infestation in your home, remember that you can always hire a local company like Frank’s Wildlife Removal  for help. Here are some simple ways you can stop pests in their tracks and keep your home safe. Keep Your Home Clean It's easier said than done, but you need to keep your home as clean as possible. Pests love areas that haven't been cleaned or tidied, as it allows them to hide and thrive, undisturbed. You want to make that as hard as possible for them. Create a schedule for cleaning your home and stick to it as much as possible. Pay particular attention to your attics and basements, as they are prime places for pests to enter and start nesting. Many experts say that daily vacuuming will do a lot to help you deter pests, and a deep clean once a month will ensure that you keep most pests out of the house. Keep On Top of Your Kitchen Speaking of cleaning, you want to clean and sweep your kitchen every day. It's a prime point for pests to enter, whether that's cockroaches, rats, or other wildlife. If crumbs are left out, that's free food for any pest that can get in. Make it a habit to wipe down counters and sweep the floors at the end of the day. This should be enough to help you keep the pests out. Of course, sometimes you'll miss a crumb or two, and you may see pests start to come in. That happens, so don't worry too much. If you see any signs of pests, find a professional for help right away and you shouldn't have a real problem on your hands. Clean Up Your Yard Most pests will be coming in from the yard, so clean it up often to ensure that they have nowhere to hide. That means regularly mowing the lawn, raking up leaves, and pulling up weeds. You'll also need to disturb any piles of leaves and look under rocks and logs to see if anything has begun to nest there. Animals like snakes love to hang out in your yard, but they don't want to be disturbed. If you're regularly going out and cleaning things up, it won't be a good place for them so they'll move on. Visit snake-removal.com for more information on how to get rid of snakes. When taking care of your garden, make sure you're trimming back tree branches. If any branches are close to your home, animals like squirrels can easily make their way up and into your attic. Trim those branches back so they don't have access to your home. Seal Up Cracks Cracks and gaps in your home's exterior are the best places for animals to get in. This is especially true for mice, as they can squeeze through the smallest possible gaps. Check around your home to see if there are any gaps that they can get in through. Remember to check around windows and doors, as cracks here are a popular entry point. If you find any, fill them in as soon as possible. Use caulk to fill them in and close up the opening. You can also use wire mesh, as most pests can't chew through this. You'll also see that sealing these gaps will help keep your home warmer during the winter, too. Seal Up Containers There are lots of containers in your home that pests would love to get into. For example, take your garbage cans. Pests like raccoons will happily knock the lid off in order to get at any food scraps inside. If you are having problems with raccoons, try getting garbage cans with close- fitting lids, so they won't be able to get them off. The same goes for compost bins, and any food containers you have in the home. If everything is sealed up tight, pests can't get in. If you follow these tips, you'll be able to keep out 99% of pests. You won't always be successful, so if you do find evidence of pests make sure you find a professional for help. With just a little organization though, they shouldn't be a problem for you.
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Simple Ways You Can Organize Your Home to Avoid Pest Invasions No one wants pests hanging out in their home. Having pests means putting up with noise, droppings, and even health risks. The best cure for pest invasions is prevention, so you need to organize your home to discourage them. However, if you do find signs of a pest infestation in your home, remember that you can always hire a local company like Frank’s Wildlife Removal for help. Here are some simple ways you can stop pests in their tracks and keep your home safe. Keep Your Home Clean It's easier said than done, but you need to keep your home as clean as possible. Pests love areas that haven't been cleaned or tidied, as it allows them to hide and thrive, undisturbed. You want to make that as hard as possible for them. Create a schedule for cleaning your home and stick to it as much as possible. Pay particular attention to your attics and basements, as they are prime places for pests to enter and start nesting. Many experts say that daily vacuuming will do a lot to help you deter pests, and a deep clean once a month will ensure that you keep most pests out of the house. Keep On Top of Your Kitchen Speaking of cleaning, you want to clean and sweep your kitchen every day. It's a prime point for pests to enter, whether that's cockroaches, rats, or other wildlife. If crumbs are left out, that's free food for any pest that can get in. Make it a habit to wipe down counters and sweep the floors at the end of the day. This should be enough to help you keep the pests out. Of course, sometimes you'll miss a crumb or two, and you may see pests start to come in. That happens, so don't worry too much. If you see any signs of pests, find a professional for help right away and you shouldn't have a real problem on your hands. Clean Up Your Yard Most pests will be coming in from the yard, so clean it up often to ensure that they have nowhere to hide. That means regularly mowing the lawn, raking up leaves, and pulling up weeds. You'll also need to disturb any piles of leaves and look under rocks and logs to see if anything has begun to nest there. Animals like snakes love to hang out in your yard, but they don't want to be disturbed. If you're regularly going out and cleaning things up, it won't be a good place for them so they'll move on. Visit snake- removal.com for more information on how to get rid of snakes. When taking care of your garden, make sure you're trimming back tree branches. If any branches are close to your home, animals like squirrels can easily make their way up and into your attic. Trim those branches back so they don't have access to your home. Seal Up Cracks Cracks and gaps in your home's exterior are the best places for animals to get in. This is especially true for mice, as they can squeeze through the smallest possible gaps. Check around your home to see if there are any gaps that they can get in through. Remember to check around windows and doors, as cracks here are a popular entry point. If you find any, fill them in as soon as possible. Use caulk to fill them in and close up the opening. You can also use wire mesh, as most pests can't chew through this. You'll also see that sealing these gaps will help keep your home warmer during the winter, too. Seal Up Containers There are lots of containers in your home that pests would love to get into. For example, take your garbage cans. Pests like raccoons will happily knock the lid off in order to get at any food scraps inside. If you are having problems with raccoons, try getting garbage cans with close-fitting lids, so they won't be able to get them off. The same goes for compost bins, and any food containers you have in the home. If everything is sealed up tight, pests can't get in. If you follow these tips, you'll be able to keep out 99% of pests. You won't always be successful, so if you do find evidence of pests make sure you find a professional for help. With just a little organization though, they shouldn't be a problem for you.
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