How to Avoid the Need for a Pest Control Company
As a pest control company in New York City, we love helping our local customers keep their homes pest free. But we also know that needing an extermination service to get rid of pests is a headache and an expense you would rather avoid.
These tips can help you prevent an insect infestation at your home. At the very least, following these preventative measures will make it less likely that you need a visit from us, and may keep out pests altogether.
Keeping Pests Out of Your Home
Homes in NYC deal with many different types of pests, so there is no single solution to keeping out every bug. Instead, we recommend building a pest prevention plan that consists of several different steps for the most effective solution:
- Clean Regularly – Leftover food and clutter on the floor is attractive to pests. It gives them something to eat and places to hide. Wiping surfaces, sweeping floors, putting items away, and washing dishes gives pests less reason to stay if they make it into your home.
- Keep Your Yard Neat – The space around your home can also provide spaces for pests to live and breed, and then move inside when the weather changes. Trimming back bushes, moving the lawn, and removing any trash or yard debris is beneficial for both your curb appeal and your fight against bugs.
- Avoid Used Furniture – A free sofa on the side of the road or a good thrift store find could actually be harboring roaches, moths, or other bugs. This goes for clothing as well. If you do want to buy a used item, look it over carefully or consider getting it treated before bringing it inside.
- Seal Up Holes – Bugs get into your home through tiny holes and cracks in the exterior. At least once a year, you should walk around the outside of your home and look for any possible entry points in the foundation, siding, window frames, and near the roof. You will want to seal or repair any holes you find.
Another option is ongoing pest control. This is a service we offer that relies on regular bi-monthly or quarterly visits to your home where we use exterior treatments that will prevent pests from coming in. While this still requires a visit from a pest control company, it is one of the most effective and affordable ways to make sure that you never have bugs inside your home.
Even with the best prevention, bugs can occasionally still be an issue. An aggressive pest may work its way inside your home or an unwitting guest may accidentally bring bugs over on clothing. If that happens, 24 Hour Pest Control NYC can quickly and affordably remove bugs. Call us whenever you have a pest problem. We can exterminate bugs and help you make sure it won’t happen again.