Pest proof: Keeping pests out of your home

As we herald the gorgeous, incoming spring weather, we must unfortunately welcome the new pests that come with it. Slithering out of the woods, pests can worm their way into the nooks and crannies of your home. Fortunately, Main Line Exterminating has the answers for keeping your home secure and pest free.

There is no clear-cut definition of exactly what a pest is, but according to an article in Biology Fortified, the basic way to define ‘pest’ is anything that may irritate us. Pests can be anything from crawling insects to slithering snakes and even scourging rodents.

One of the toughest areas to protect in your home is the kitchen. Due to the minuscule size of the pests, they can fit into virtually every crevasse. The kitchen has dozens of structural gaps that pests can exploit and is also the first place they will go. This is because the kitchen is their food and water source like it is ours. Pests infiltrate homes for predominantly two reasons: to either seek food and water, and/or to avoid predators. When it comes to protecting your kitchen, it would be extraordinarily tedious to plug up every single hole you could find. Instead, cleaning up your kitchen to eliminate crumbs and leftover food is simpler and much more effective.

If you have a basement or cellar, you can count on pests taking up residence there. Unlike the kitchen, the basement is underground, which pests have easy access to. The deep and dark recesses of the room are perfect for them to hide in. Pest World, says this can actually work toward your advantage. Because basements can be smaller than kitchens, there isn’t as much room for them to hide. The best way to deal with pests is by removing boxes and any sort of clutter to create wide open spaces and setting traps in these areas. Simply deny them the area to dwell in.

Lastly, the bathroom is an area you most definitely want to pest-proof. Because of the sewer systems, and drains, there are plenty of ways pests can slide in. Pest World says that cockroaches and silverfish are attracted to moisture, so bathrooms are a common place to find them. The solution here is to simply clean your bathroom as much as possible, particularly making sure there is no excessive moisture. Scrub everywhere and thoroughly, particularly by drains.

Pests can be frustrating to deal with, but if the proper precautions are taken, they will pose no threat to your home. If you have any questions, or wish to schedule an appointment, be sure to contact Main Line Exterminating using the link here!