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Tip : Keeping Pests Away

Keeping your home free of pests has a lot of long-term benefits – your home will be free of diseases, and you will be saved from the cost of repairing structural damage. Especially during winters, it is very important to watch out for these common pests like mice, raccoons, bedbugs, and cockroaches in your house and take necessary steps to prevent them.

Here are a few prevention tips for keeping pests at bay:

1. Store Food Properly

Food items kept in the open are vulnerable to being magnets for bugs like cockroaches, flour moth larvae, and rodents.

Best Method of Prevention
Keep open packets of food in air-tight food containers to avoid enticing pests into the kitchen.

2. Watch out for Pests on Your Pets

Pets are most vulnerable to getting infected by fleas. Cat fleas are the most common household flea, but dogs and birds are also susceptible to these biting bugs. Fleas can affect human beings too — their bites can lead to horribly itchy eczema!

Best Method of Prevention
You can keep the fleas at bay by washing your pet’s bedding regularly, and vacuuming areas used by pets with a strong suction vacuum cleaner.

3. Seal Cracks and Crevices

All the creepy-crawlies in the world love dark and damp places. Slugs, cockroaches, and other pests camp in these dark and damp places in the daytime and venture into your home at night.

Best Method of Prevention
Seal any cracks and crevices you have in your home where these pests might hide. Block up the gaps beneath and on top of the sink immediately, since many pests will use it to access the water source.

4. Don’t Stomp on a Bug

Your instant reaction when you see a bug is to stomp on it, and as tempting as that sounds, it might be a gateway to attracting more pests. Did you know that if you stomp on a cockroach, it can spread its eggs?

Best Method of Prevention
It’s best to use an insecticide spray or let a residential pest control professional deal with bugs in your house.

5. Invest in a Good Vacuum Cleaner

Tiny bed bugs are hard to spot with the naked eye but can be a major problem since they can be transported to your home through your clothing and luggage. Once they invade your home, they are extremely hard to get rid of.

The only way to know if you have bedbugs is if you have telltale signs of blood and constant itching every morning when you get up.

 

 

Livingston Gardens Apartments 

North Brunswick, NJ 

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