If you are not careful and take the right precautions, your home may have unwanted house guests: pests and rodents. When these creatures move in, it can take weeks and even months to get rid of them. Luckily, there are several things you can do to keep pests at bay and secure your home from these unwanted creatures. Here are a few pest control solutions for your Collingwood home.
Keep Your Home Clean
One of the best and easiest ways to keep pests and rodents away is to keep a clean and well-kept home. These creatures are looking for food and water supply. If you have opened food laying around, numerous crumbs constantly covering your home, etc., it attracts these various creatures. Take time regularly to clean all areas of your home, particularly in those dark and rarely frequented areas.
Regularly Inspect the Exterior of Your Home
Take the time to do a thorough inspection around your home. You want to look for any signs or areas where bugs and rodents could crawl into your home. This could be poorly sealed windows and doors, cracks in cement and walls, etc. Also, look for landscaping that could cater to these creatures as well. For example, low shrubs and bushes are perfect homes for rodents and standing water will attract pests of all kinds.
Following your regular home inspections, take the time to spray around your home using poison. There are a variety of products that target specific insects and animals. These may simply deter these creatures from coming near your home or may kill them altogether. You can visit your local outdoor or home improvement store to find many of these products.
Call in a Professional
At least once a year, it is ideal to call in a professional to do a thorough evaluation of your home and to spray for various creatures. These individuals know all of the signs, can identify potential problem areas, etc. They also have stronger and more effective chemicals that will get rid of these unwanted insects right away.
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