Start The New Year Right With A Bug Free Home
With the new year comes a new set of resolutions. Many of us resolve to eat better, get fit, or pursue a promotion at work. But why not create a New Year’s resolution for pest-proofing your home? You may not think of pest control when you think of New Year’s resolutions, but you should! Having a plan in place will help you save frustration and money throughout the year.
Tips For Homeowners
Partnering with a trusted pest control company in Phoenix is a great start. But here are some more tips for homeowners looking to keep their house pest-free all year long.
1. Properly Store Holiday Decorations
Once the holidays are over and you face the task of taking down all the decorations, take care when packing them for the off-season. Instead of flimsy cardboard boxes, use durable plastic containers with lids that seal tightly to keep pests from nesting in your décor.
2. Keep the Home Clean
Food is one of the top reasons pests get into houses. Keep the whole home clean, but especially the kitchen. Clean up after every meal or snack, wipe down counters, vacuum crumbs, dispose of garbage regularly, go through your pantry regularly to dispose of expired items, and store food in airtight containers.
3. Seal Gaps
Pests can creep in through the tiniest of cracks and crevices. Go around the exterior of your home and seal up any gaps, paying special attention to areas where utilities and pipes enter. Install door sweeps, which will minimize drafts and seal the gap between the door and the floor where insects can enter.
4. Store Firewood Properly
Pests love to make their homes in woodpiles, so don’t store your firewood closer than 20 feet from the house. When you gather some wood to bring inside, brush it off first to prevent pests from hitching a ride.
5. Clean Up the Yard
Walk around your yard and remove dead bushes, branches and fallen leaves, which is where pests like to hibernate for the winter. Clean debris from your gutters to discourage pests and to encourage the free flow of water. This will also serve to prevent ice dams from forming.
Avoiding seasonal pests is easy when you have a plan in place ahead of time. Be mindful of how you may be attracting pests into your home, and make a resolution this year to ensure those pests stay outside where they belong!
Contact Frontino Pest Co.
Let Frontino help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions by putting a pest control plan in place for your home. Contact us for a free quote and inspection at 602-338-9223. Our pest control experts in Mesa can help you ensure your home remains pest-free for 2022!