When it comes to home cleanliness and hygiene, pests can be a real nuisance due to damages they can cause or the way they can dirty up your home. While insects may infest parts of your home, rodents may build their homes and cause damage to your belongings or smaller animals may go through your trash and damage parts outside or even inside your home, there are always ways to make them stay away. Here are some ways you can naturally keep pests out.
Begin outside by clearing up any trash that you may have lying around and picking up objects, especially large containers, equipment and other objects that they may hide or temporarily live in. Once pests make a home near yours, they will eventually try to enter your home to get food or even make their own home inside yours. By depriving them of places where they can stay inside or hide, they won’t be able to make a move or won’t even approach your home due to the lack of places for them to hide. Be sure to trim hedges and mow your lawn to avoid them from having cover while attempting to move closer to your home.
Check for Passages
The only way they can enter your home is if you leave a window or door open and if there are places they can squeeze into such as cracks and damaged parts of your home. If there is even a small hole in your wall, door, window or any area leading into your home, pests can smell food and will attempt to make their way inside. Be sure to cover everything properly and even renovate if necessary to avoid any future infestations or invasions from pests.
Deny Them Access to Food
If pests don’t have access to any source of food near your home, they will most likely not tend to go near or try to get in. This includes leftovers and remains of food that may have been thrown away so make sure that your garbage containers are sealed and wont spread food if knocked over, better yet if they are hard to knock over. Anything that they can eat will attract them and if a pest has a source of food, they will most likely try to stay.
Don’t Leave Things Lying Around
Be sure to clean up your home and pick up things that are lying around so they don’t have anything to hide in and if your home is cleaner, they will less likely have more places to hide. Homes that are neater will less likely become homes to pests due to the lack of cover they have as pests tend to hide whenever they can. This goes for outside too – TRA Tree Services notes that by removing any dead foliage can reduce the number of spaces where pests can create homes or find food.
Clean Your Home Regularly
Make sure you clean your home regularly to avoid making places seem like a fit nesting ground for any pests and to avoid them from scattering any trash or other kinds of dirt or tiny debris. A house that is regularly cleaned is less likely to have pests and cleaning other spaces with products that remove odour from food, drinks and other odour causing edibles may prevent attracting them.
Use Natural Deterrents
There are several kinds of natural deterrents that you may use to make pests keep away from your home such as mixtures of normal household chemicals or different herbs and fruits either sprayed on plants, the outside of your home or in spots where they might approach. Searching online for solutions that you can use for whatever pest you are trying to prevent from coming to your home will give you multiple options and you can even resort to purchasing products that are safe for you and even your pets that can deter pests.
Pests can be really annoying and can be troublesome when not taken into attention so it’s wise to act as soon as possible the moment you realize there may be an infestation or even if you notice one pest inside or near your home. Where there is more, there can be many so always take action as soon as possible. Even if there are no pests present in your home, always make sure that you follow these techniques to makes sure it doesn’t happen in the future.