It is a common cliché that if you see one bug, there are hundreds more. This refers to just about any type of pest that can plague your home. That is why it is vitally important to take a proactive role in pest control, so you do not end up with an infestation before you actually notice. Here are a few tips for being proactive with pest control.
- Service Contract – Use a pest control company that specializes in prevention. They can put a barrier around your home to minimize crawling pests in particular. Bait stations, for example, are an effective defense again subterranean termites.
- Inspect What Comes Into Your Home – It is quite easy to bring in pests because many like bedbugs, cockroaches, and fleas are really good at hitchhiking. Inspect your luggage carefully when returning from a trip. Keep your yard sprayed for fleas and other pests that your pets will easily transport inside. Inspect all delivery boxes and other items you bring into your home. You can’t catch everything, but taking these steps can help.
- Keep Up with Repairs – Water leaks, holes, and other issues with your home can be like rolling out the red carpet to pests. Regularly inspect your home‘s exterior walls, crawlspace, attic, and plumbing for any potential access points or moisture issues. Also, check window screens for damage to protect against flying insects.
At Sterling Pest Control, we specialize in preventative pest control methods that go a long way to keeping your home pest free. Give us a call today to find out more about how you can defend against pests that make life miserable and can damage your home and affect your family’s health. You can’t put a bubble around your home, but we can give it similar protection with our pest control systems.