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With the start of the new year comes the standard list of New Year’s resolutions — from getting in shape to finally taking up that new hobby, everyone has a set of goals they hope to achieve throughout the year. One additional goal everyone should add to their resolutions list for the year is to be pest-free. While most New Year’s goals sound somewhat ambitious, with a little work and some help from the Florida pest control experts at Champion Termite & Pest Control, pest-free living can be achieved, and homeowners can save themselves the headache of having unwanted pests in their home.
One of the easiest ways to keep pests out of the home is by keeping things clean. Leftover food in the sink or crumbs in the kitchen may not seem like a big deal — after all, it’s just a bit of food — but for pests such as roaches or ants, these bits of leftover meals are like a goldmine. Thankfully, the start of the new year is the perfect time to get into new cleaning habits. Wipe down kitchen counters, vacuum up common areas, and wash dishes after they’re used to prevent any instances of food being left out openly for pests.
Small holes in the foundation or a not-quite airtight seal around a window may seem like a non-issue to most homeowners, but to pests, this is as much invitation they need to enter a home and start causing problems. Take some time to inspect both indoor and outdoor areas of the home, and be on the lookout for any drafty areas or cracks that could have formed over time. Even the smallest of cracks can be used by pests to gain access inside, so be vigilant and use some caulk to seal up the gap. If pests are still getting inside after remediating noticeable holes and cracks, there may be a hard-to-find gap elsewhere. With home pest control services from Champion Termite & Pest Control, our experts can determine where the pests are entering the home and mend the issue.
Standing water inside of the home is already a bad sign. Leaky pipes, dripping faucets, and stagnant puddles of water are not only damaging to a home and a homeowner’s water bill, but they’re also a great way to attract pests indoors. Rather than letting water sit and form a watering hole for thirsty pests, take some time to find the source of the leak and dry up the puddle that has formed. Once the water has been soaked up, break out those tools and make any necessary repairs to prevent future leaks from occurring.
Once food messes have been taken care of, work on removing piles of clutter both inside and outside the home. Areas such as the garage or attic are perfect hiding spots for small critters, so while putting the holiday decorations back, take some time to sort out and throw away anything that went unused in the past year and store any remaining items in plastic containers. Once the inside is tidied up, venture outdoors and clean up any piles of fallen branches, dead or decaying trees, or piles of leaves as these can be the perfect breeding ground for pests such as termites. If you notice any signs of termites, schedule termite pest control before they make their way to your home.
Once pests are already inside, it can be nearly impossible to get them out without the proper expertise for the job. If pests have found their way into your home, contact Champion Termite & Pest Control for pest control services. Our team of professionals is trained in identifying the signs of pests both inside and outside of a home and can work swiftly and diligently to eradicate the issue. Start the new year off right, and schedule pest extermination services today!
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