In Tampa, Florida, when it comes time to tackle invasive pests in your home, you usually find yourself with two options: buying some name brand product you know is only going to be a temporary measure or go with a professional you can trust to get the job done the first time using a combination of natural ingredients and effective pest control methods.
Believe us here at Pest Bear when we say we know what you are going through.
While the first option may seem like the quicker solution, it may not be the smartest decision. The following article on 3 tips to keep your home pest-free will guide you through the process, no matter what you choose to do.
Starve Out Your Pests
Pests tend to feed on what they find readily available, and in the case of a particularly hungry bunch, they’ll focus their attention on the area where the trash is often left.
To prevent your pests from raiding the trash, use your garbage can as an effective garbage disposal. Make sure to dispose of your garbage weekly in a container that is airtight and sealed properly.
If you don’t have any empty garbage bags, a storage bin with an airtight lid will work well. Take a few hours every week to dispose of your trash, and you will notice a significant decrease in the number of cockroaches in your home.
Keep food items stored away from where your pests like to hang out. Another way pests are able to sneak inside your home is by finding food. If you use the kitchen or a pantry as a pantry, then keep those items stored where pests cannot get to them.
Check for Cracks and Holes in the Screens and Windows
Oftentimes pests are trapped when they come into contact with openings such as cracks and holes in the home's exterior walls and windows. Inspect all openings for obvious holes, and close them with gaskets or weather stripping if there are any openings that are bigger than the size of the insects you're dealing with.
Pests like termites love to burrow, so pay attention to your foundation walls as well. Inspect cracks and small crevices in your concrete or mortar and seal them with a caulk gun or silicone sealant.
Use cotton and plastic covers to cover other larger openings, like windows. Try to keep areas in your home open to let in fresh air and light.
Consider Hiring a Professional Pest Company for Scheduled Servicing
The biggest mistake that some people make when trying to keep their homes pest free is attempting to eradicate these pests on their own. They may attempt to get rid of these pesky pests, but the result is often the same every time: you end up fighting a losing battle.
While you may feel great about the fact that you tackled the problem by yourself, it really isn't practical to be doing this all by yourself every time. Instead, hire a pest company to come out and schedule a servicing every once in a while.
Even though this means spending more from your budget, you’ll find out in no time that it actually saves more over time.
If you are unable to eliminate the pest by yourself, you may end up spending hundreds of dollars on products and supplies to prevent further infestations, which can be quite damaging.
Why Pest Bear Is Your Greatest Weapon in the War on Pests
When you hire Pest Bear we always say, “A pest problem is not a problem for you, but a problem for them.” For the last 25 years our family-owned business has been ridding our Florida customers of their pest problems.
We appreciate our customer’s trust in us because there’s no better compliment than that. There is no pest problem we can’t handle.
Find out for yourself. Contact Pest Bear today to solve your pest problems.