Whilst the team at Top Dog Pest Control on The Gold Coast recommend that you should have an annual pest inspection as a standard, there are some easy ways that you can help to keep your house as pest free as possible. It doesn’t take much to keep your house pest free and below we will discuss five of the easiest ways to make your annual pest inspection just a routine spray when its required.
- Keep your home clean and tidy – pests are more likely to invade an unclean house
This is number one for a reason and it’s not very hard to do, unless of course you have kids or a job. But It goes without saying that keeping your home clean and tidy is going to help in your house staying pest free. Pests love everything that us as humans hate, they thrive in filth and by keeping your home spick and span they are more likely to set up home in your messy neighbour’s house.
- Don’t leave food out in the open for too long
Pests are opportunistic and will pounce on any chance they get for a good feed and leaving the leftovers from your Sunday roast laying around is just asking for trouble. The longer food stays out the greater chance of pests discovering just how good a cook you are, the trouble is they don’t care and will eat anything. Not only that you have sent the message that food is readily available, and they will hang around for the next free meal.
- Clean up any messes immediately – pests can smell a spilled drink from miles away
It goes without saying that cleaning up any mess you have made around the house is essential in keeping pests at bay. Especially where you prepare and eat food, you must be disciplined to ensure that you aren’t leaving anything behind to attracts pests into your home. Putting your food away and wiping down your surfaces it’s a good start to keeping your home pest free.
- Get rid of clutter around the house, including old clothes, shoes, and books
I am not going so far to say that you should adopt a minimalist way of life but at the very least you need to be putting your clothes and shoes away and not leaving them laying around the house. I am fairly certain that when you got dressed in the morning it wasn’t off a pile of clothes on the floor but if it was then put those clothes away where they belong.
- Seal off all cracks in your home with caulk or silicone sealant to keep bugs out
Finally, here is one that is not directly your faulty to begin with. If your house has any cracks that pests could use to gain access from the outside world you should seal them up. Simple silicon or caulk would do the job. Places to look at would be where pipes enter your home, kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry would be a good place to start.
I know that it seems like you have just received a lecture from your mum on how to keep your home clean but by following these five simple rules you should see less pests around your home. The team at Top Dog Pest Control are more than happy to help you with any problem areas you think you might have around your home regarding pests. Top Dog Pest Control should be your first call for all your pest control needs on The Gold Coast