Top 3 Pest Control and Safety Tips

Keep an Eye Out for Signs of an Infestation

Preventative pest control service calls will keep the vast majority of critters off your property, but bugs and rodents might still try to find food, water, and shelter around your home. As as soon as they are able to find those necessities, they are quickly going to multiply and potentially cause a major infestation. Those are just a few of the reasons why all homeowners should keep an eye out for any signs that they might have some unwanted pests scurrying around.

Some of the most common signs of an infestation include animal droppings in crawlspaces, unusual noises in the walls, and black tracks along the baseboards. Depending on what type of insect or rodent is on your property, you might also notice unusual damage to electrical wires, insulation, and food containers. As soon as you notice any of those issues, you must immediately contact our team so that we can help you set up a plan that effectively eradicates the infestation.

Don’t Give Pests Access to Food or Water

In many cases, critters won’t even consider making a home on your property if they can’t find a consistent source of food and access to water. As a general rule, you should try to keep your kitchen and the rest of your home as clean as possible so that pests aren’t able to collect crumbs or find food debris on dirty dishes. Some insects also eat wood and other natural materials, and that is why it is suggested that homeowners store firewood and spare pieces of wood a fair distance away from their homes.

Getting rid of standing water around your property is another important step in this process. In addition to feeding insects and rodents, standing water is also going to increase your risk of a mold outbreak that compromises your family’s health. Standing water and slow leaks can typically be found around sinks and showers, but you should also inspect your outdoor spigots once every few weeks.

Inspect Your Home for Potential Entry Points

You won’t ever be able to seal up every potential entry point around your home, but you can make it very difficult for animals to get inside. As your home ages, all of the building materials are going to shift and shrink, and that can result in small openings around doors, windows, and vents. To seal those openings up, you can use a high-quality caulk that was designed for interior and exterior use. It is also a good idea to put up dense wire mesh around attic vents, exhaust vents, and other large openings. Once all of the openings have been sealed, you should continue to check them once every few weeks.

Work With the Pros for a Pest-Free Home

The final step in this process is contacting Colorado Pest Pros for regular service calls. Our team is ready to help you deal with infestations and come up with a plan for avoiding future problems with bugs and rodents.