Best Ways To Keep Your Home Pest Free

Now that we are in a cool and dry season here, it can be a time when you might want to clean out your home a little more frequently. It can be a good idea to get the windows open a little more to get some clean air in. But that can mean that it is more likely that there will be some pests that want to get into the house. Cockroaches, rodents and spiders can become increasingly active inside the home during these months, so here are some tips to help you to keep the creepy crawlies out of your home, and keep them outdoors.

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Keep Your Kitchen Sparkling
Pests like cockroaches, slugs, moths, rodents, and ants are all enticed to come into your home by having debris on the floor or with food bits on the floor. So if you want to have a pest-free home, then it can be a good idea to keep the areas where you eat sparkling clean. Don’t leave food out or crumbs on the floor, and throw away any waste, rather than just leaving it out on the counter. Simple things that can make such a difference to prevent some unwanted guests.

Banish The Damp
With the cooler temperatures, bugs and pests like cockroaches will want to come inside to find a warm and humid areas to camp out in. Plus, if you do open the windows to get a breeze through the home and get some fresh air, then it can lead to some other bugs coming in. But the fact that there will be no damp or humid spaces for them, means that they are less likely to hang around. So be proactive and take steps to get rid of damp in the home.

Block Up Cracks and Crevices 
Pests like spiders, slugs, and cockroaches will hide out in the dark and in the damp during the day, and then they will want to creep into your home in the evening. So one of the ways to prevent them coming in, is to seal up any gaps that are around doors and windows. These kinds of gaps, even if they are really small, can be a way for them to come into your home. If you’re looking for some spider control, then this sealing of gaps is a must. Many pests will also want to enter near a water source, so check gaps near sinks and water outlets.

Repel Spiders with Strong Smells 
A lot of species of spiders aren’t going to do you any harm. But there are many people that are afraid of them, or simply just don’t want them to be in their home. But one thing that can also help to control the number of spiders coming into your home, is by having some strong scents. Some peppermint essential oil sprayed in a spray bottle near doors and entrances can repel them. You could also use tea tree oil, lavender or cinnamon. They are all strong, smell good to you, just not to the spiders.

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