Easy Ways to a Pest Free Home

pest controlA home is a place to relax, be comfortable and feel safe. That is hard to do with pests around. Every part of nature serves a purpose, but that doesn’t mean pests must have access to our homes.

A professional pest control Sunshine Coast company will know the steps that can lead to a more comfortable and healthy home.

Placing screens over windows, doors and ventilation openings helps to keep pests outside. The seals around all sides of the openings need to fit tightly. Fill in cracks. If light shows beneath doors that lead outside, it means a pest is being invited indoors.

Larger pests such as squirrels, bats and rodents can stay outside by placing a wire mesh over vents in the attic, chimney, roof and crawl space.

Pests can enter through openings meant for utility pipes, laundry vents, meters and faucets. Holes left around these areas need to be filled.

Pests need food and water. Repairing a leaky pipe can remove a source of water. Keeping food stored in tight containers helps remove food for pests. Kitchen appliances and pet bowls should be kept free from crumbs.

Outside, keep the area around the dwelling clear of leaves and grass clippings. A tight lid on trash bins deters pests.

Birds are a natural predator of pests, but tree limbs, bushes, shrubs and vines should not touch the house because these points provide an entryway for pests.

Following these methods will help remove ants, cockroaches, house flies, moths, termites, beetles, bees, wasps, bed bugs, fleas, mosquitoes, spiders, rodents and other pests.

Pests follows a natural cycle. Controlling pests may take an expert. A professional pest control Brisbane company has the knowledge, skill and equipment to get rid of pests.

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