If you are having a pest problem in your home, don’t call the exterminator just yet. Here are some simple steps you can take to ensure you limit the number of pests in your home, and at an affordable price.
Clear Ground Cover
Plants hanging over the ground provide perfect cover for most pests. They will use the shade from the plants to hide from the hot sun and eat the organic matter as food. When these plants are removed, these pests will have no option but to find another hiding place.
Remove Overhanging Branches
Overhanging branches provides pests such as roof rats with access to your home through the roof. Foliage from trees is also likely to accumulate on the roof and gutter, providing both shelter and food for other pests. Trimming these branches will prevent access to the roof and eliminate food source for pests.
Trim the Bark from palm Trees
Palm tree barks create the perfect habitat for scorpions and other pests. Scorpions will be attracted to the shade as well as the moisture that palm tree barks provide. Trimming off the bark will make your home inhabitable for scorpions and at the same time eliminate leaf around your house.
If the structure of your house is damaged, then you are likely to get a pest infestation. Pests will gain access to your home through the cracks on your walls as well as hide and breed in dark areas of your damaged basement. Scorpions are attracted to dark, humid environments and might make a damaged house their home. Repairing cracks and other issues around your house is a great way to minimize their population.
Fill Driveway Cracks
Most driveways are made from rocks which are spaced with gaps. Pests may hide or live in these gaps when organic materials collect between the spaces. Moths, which are attracted to light, can provide scorpions with food supply, leading to an infestation. Filling these gaps can help prevent the problem.
Prevent Pests by Removing Rocks around the House
Pests will usually collect beneath rocks where there is both shade and ample food source from organic materials. To prevent pest infestation around your house, be sure to remove all rocks around your house.
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