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Pests can be more than just a nuisance – they can be a health threat to those with allergies and asthma! Take control of your pest problems by allowing us to service your home and implement these best practices to eliminate pests in 2022:

1. Tie Trash Bags & Close Trash Lids Every Night

Some pests don’t have the best eyesight but what they lack in vision, they make up for in their ability to smell! Pests will travel to a food source simply because they can smell it. Keep your indoor and outdoor trashcan lids sealed tight and throw away your kitchen trash every day.

2. Keep Pests Out by Sealing Entry Points

Pests range in size, but most of them are pretty small. Frustratingly, they can squeeze through the tiniest holes, cracks, and crevices! Walk around your home and look for places that pests may be entering your home, then seal it with caulk, steel wool, foam, or fine wire mesh (depending on the size and place). A few places you should look are:

  • Attic
  • Doors
  • Foundation
  • Rooflines
  • Utility line entry points
  • Vents
  • Windows

3. Prioritize Cleaning Your Kitchen & Fixing Leaks

Pests prioritize finding food and water, so it comes to no surprise that many pest infestations are in your kitchen or bathrooms! After every meal, wipe down counters and store food in the refrigerator or pantry in airtight containers. If you notice a pipe or faucet leaking, fix it right away to prevent it from being a huge attraction to pests.

4. Declutter Your Space

Pests will scurry and hide when they’re disturbed. That’s why they love setting up their home in spaces that are rarely moved or entered by people! One way you can prevent pests from infesting your home is by decluttering your space. If you have things stacked in piles or tucked away in cardboard boxes, place them in airtight plastic bins instead. This will help minimize the opportunity for cockroaches, bed bugs, and other pests from hiding and laying eggs.

The National Exterminating team can implement pest control methods to eliminate your pest problem! Call us today: 478-245-4072