Your home is your sanctuary, your place of rest. Very few things can disrupt the peace of your home quite so thoroughly as bugs, mice and other pests and wildlife in your home. With that in mind, as experts in wildlife control in Alaska, we’ve put together a guide with some very simple tips for protecting your home from unwanted pests.
Prevent them from coming in
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By far the best thing you can do to keep your home pest-free is to make sure it is as difficult as possible for the pests to get into your home in the first place. Caulk around windows, weatherproof your doors and make sure to repair any holes in window or door screens as soon as you notice them. If you live in a cabin, make sure to regularly maintain your chinking to keep the pests out.
Clean your kitchen and get rid of uneaten food
Unwanted pests only enter your home for one reason: to eat. Food crumbs in your kitchen, even in a kitchen garbage can, can attract all sorts of unwanted guests. Wipe your counters after every meal, sweep and mop, refrigerate food immediately and take the trash out every day.
Maintain your yard
Keep your landscaping well maintained. Tall grass, out of control tree growth, and standing water are all great breeding grounds for pests. Regularly walk your property looking for water, rake up all lawn debris and weed eat and mow your yard.
Put meat scraps in your garbage at trash pickup time, not before
This one might be a little difficult to get used to, but don’t put your meat scraps in the outdoor garbage more than two days before your garbage pickup service. Rotting meat attracts all sorts of unwanted pests, and does so absurdly quickly.
Inspect outdoor wood furniture and firewood
Another important step for proper wildlife control is to clean your outdoor furniture, which is a great place for spiders to hide and lay eggs, and also tends to attract silverfish, earwigs and other pests. Don’t neglect your wood pile either. You don’t necessarily need to clean your woodpile like you should clean your furniture, but keeping in mind that your woodpile is a great host for all sorts of pests, you should endeavor to stack your firewood a decent distance away from your home. This way the pests will stay where they are, rather than being attracted to the warmth of your home.
Use a pest and wildlife control service in Alaska
Having a pest control service regularly spray your home for bugs and rodents is, without a doubt, the best way to get pests out of your home once they’re there. Having a regular pest control service also means that if ever one pest gets out of hand, or some new pest invades your home, you’ll have an expert at your beck and call, ready to help you with your wildlife control needs. If you’re looking for a regular provider of pest and wildlife control in Alaska, give us a call at Pied Piper Pest Control. We have got over 50 years of experience, and are trusted by the people of Alaska to take care of their pests and unwanted wildlife.
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