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Pest Control Tips and Tricks That Work In 2023

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Hello! I hope you’re having a great summer! I am behind on my blogging for June. To get caught up, I have some returning guest bloggers who wrote some articles that I think you might enjoy.

This week, I welcome guest blogger, Louis Rico. In this article, he shares some pest control tips and tricks. I hope you find them useful!

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Pests continue to be a major concern for homeowners and business owners alike. From pesky rodents and insects to more serious issues like termites and bed bugs, there are a variety of pests that can just be a nuisance to your property and pose a threat to your well-being. Fortunately, there are several effective pest control tips and tricks that you can use to keep your property safe and pest-free.

Let’s take a look at these now!

Keep your property clean

One of the most effective ways to prevent pests is to keep your property clean and free of clutter. Pests are attracted to areas where they can find food, water, and shelter, so it’s important to eliminate these attractants as much as possible so you are not welcoming them home. Be sure to clean up spills and crumbs immediately, keep garbage sealed away, and sweep or vacuum regularly.

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Don’t forget that your yard can also be a breeding ground for pests, so it also needs to be clean and tidy. Remove any settled water, as this can attract mosquitoes and other pests, trim back any overgrown bushes or plants, and keep your lawn mowed and free of mulch.

Seal all the gaps

Pests can enter your property through even the smallest cracks and gaps, so it’s important to seal these areas to prevent infestations. Inspect your property regularly for openings, and seal them with caulk or weatherstripping as needed. This can help prevent pests like mice, ants, and cockroaches from gaining access to your property.

Use natural pest repellers

There are a variety of natural pest repellents that can help keep pests away from your property. Some popular options include peppermint oil, citrus oil, and vinegar to name a few.

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These can be applied around entryways or areas where pests are known to congregate. In addition, certain plants like lavender, mint, and rosemary can also help repel pests so they are worth including in your garden.

Store your food properly

Food is the biggest attractant for pests, so it’s essential to store it properly. Be sure to keep food in sealed containers, store it off the ground if possible, and make sure that no boxes or packaging have been left with easy access to critters of any sort.

Be aware of signs of infestation

Monitoring your property for signs of an infestation is key. Look for droppings, gnaw marks, or other signs of pests in and around your property. If you notice any of these, take action immediately to prevent the problem from getting worse.

Hire a professional

If you do indeed have a serious pest problem in your home or business, it may be necessary to invest in professional pest control services. These pest experts can help identify the source of the infestation and provide targeted treatments to eliminate the problem completely. In addition, many pest control companies offer ongoing preventative services and advice on other pest control tips and tricks to keep your property pest-free for the future.

Author bio- 

Louis started American Rat Control Inc. because he realized there were not very many options in the pest control industry for expert rodent control and removal. During his 37+ years in rodent control and construction, he developed processes and techniques to quickly identify rodent entry points on a structure and how to seal them up to last and look good.

Thank you, Louis! Those were some good tips for pest control. And thank you dear reader for visiting the Cleveland Appraisal Blog! Have a great weekend!

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