Pests are active throughout San Diego. The temperate weather and large population provide pests of all types with plenty of opportunities to thrive. To many types of pests, your home is like a buffet with easy access to more food than they can eat. Your home can also offer protection from the elements and a temperature-controlled environment. You do not want your home to provide pests with protection but want to protect your home from pests. There are some simple steps you can take to protect your San Diego home from a pest infestation.
Seal up breaches around your property
Some types of pests can get into your home through seemingly microscopic breaches. Ants, for example, can squeeze through very small gaps between the exterior and interior of your home. It may be difficult to seal up every single breach around your property but it will help with pest prevention to seal up those breaches that you can locate. Common places for breaches that allow pests inside are around doors and windows. The weatherstripping and caulk used to seal up the doors and windows can shrink and become damaged over time. Take some time and walk around your property. Make note of areas with breaches and make the repairs yourself or bring in professional help if they are beyond your capabilities.
Keep food and food waste properly stored
Pests like ants, roaches, and rodents are looking for food when they come into your house. Crumbs on the counter, spills under the table, an overflowing trashcan, dirty dishes in the sink or open packages in the pantry can be enough to draw pests inside. It is essential for you to deal with food and food waste appropriately in order to protect your San Diego home from a pest infestation. Some steps you can take include cleaning spills up right away, purchasing a larger trashcan, rinsing off dishes before they go into the sink, and investing in storage solutions for your pantry that can be properly sealed.
Invest in preventative pest control services
Preventative pest control services can provide your San Diego home with a layer of protection against pest infestations. You can have your home inspected for pests by a pest professional. If your home already has an infestation, the pest pro will provide you with options for dealing with the infestation. If your home is free from pests, the pest pro will discuss options with you for preventative treatment. The reality is that all San Diego homes are at risk for pest issues. Getting preventative professional treatment is an important part of a comprehensive pest prevention plan.
The steps outlined above will help you in your quest to protect your San Diego home from pests. If you are ready to get started on the process, get in touch with the pros at Nixtermite to set up a time for an inspection.