Making your house unattractive to mice, rodents, and other small animals is indeed an unusual pest control tip. But if you really think about it, it actually makes sense. Pests come to your house for a reason. They’re not there simply to annoy you or make fun of you. They found something they need to survive in your home and that is why they are staking claim and marking your home as their own.
What do pests see in your home?
Well, what do pests need to survive? They need food and shelter. And those are what they see and want in your home. It wouldn’t be a bad thing if these animals are cuddly and cute. Unfortunately, most of them are dirty, smelly, and even carry diseases which they could easily transmit to you and the rest of your family.
Even though you make your house ultimately clean and sanitized at all times, these pests will still be able to find their way into your home. They are able to do this because you have what they need. So what you need to do is make your house less appealing to these pests by blocking their easy entrance and removing their sources of food.
Blocking easy entrance for pest control
Keep in mind that these pests are not only small in size. They are also able to squeeze their body to make it even much smaller to be able to enter your house. What you should do then is go outside your house and take a walk around it, looking for holes in your doors, windows, walls, and any other possible place a pest could enter. Look for holes, cracks and all other types of openings that could grant them access to your house. Seal these openings and make sure they are tight so that pests cannot claw their way in.
Once done sealing the outside of your house, you also need to seal the inside of your house. Make an overall inspection of the inside of your house and look for any opening or holes where pests can hide or live in. These holes can often be found on baseboards, kitchen cabinets, appliances, closets, and drawers. Be sure to check every area of your house so that there will be no other places that the pests can hide in.
Removing the food source
These pests can smell food even from a distance. After having smelled food in your house, they will do everything they can to gain entry and access that available food source. To prevent this, the best pest control is not only to keep your house clean and sanitized at all times, removing any traces of food on the floor, table, and kitchen counters. You also have to ensure that your pantry is sealed, and unfinished food – crackers, chips, bread – are placed in tightly sealed containers.
If you have pet food, make sure they are in tightly sealed containers as well and store them in a clean and sanitized area. This will block their scent and prevent pests from being able to smell them even from a distance.
Aside from unfinished food and a clean pantry and kitchen, you also need to look at how you dispose your garbage. These pests will not think twice about raging your garbage can when they smell food in it. So make sure your garbage disposal area is clean and that your trash can is tightly sealed. Use a heavy lid that will not be easy to dodge or crack.
Don’t give pests a reason to come to your house. Make sure your home will appear unattractive to them as they wouldn’t be able to find what they’re looking for in there.
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