It’s that time of year again, the holidays are over and a new year has begun. We have some do it yourself pest control tips to help make things a little less stressful. The holidays can be a hectic time with friends and family coming and going for visits, it’s easy to get distracted from the little things that help keep your home tidy and pest free. Here at Alpha home Pest Control we understand, and are ready to help you take action. You don’t want to wait until spring time to tackle an issue, being aware and proactive plays a key role to staying pest free. Learn our new year’s tips to keep those unwanted guests out!
- It may sound obvious, but check for pieces of food/crumbs that the vacuum couldn’t reach, that may have gone unnoticed during those busy family visits. Be sure to check under cabinets, tables, sofas and other furniture as well. Check out spare rooms that may not normally be used as much, look for the crumbs, rodent droppings and chewed paper
- Always clean up crumbs and food leftovers right away, leaving no invitation to attract pests
With holidays comes food and especially sweet treats. Don’t leave food sitting out overnight; be sure to keep it stored properly in sealed containers. *This tip also applies to pet food!*
- Check doors and windows, Caulk and seal where needed and be sure to check weather stripping and screens for tears.
- If you did traveling check your luggage and clothes for possible bed bugs, no one wants to think about it but it’s a lot better to catch it before it becomes an infestation.
- Stay Proactive!
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