Pests and rodents are a nuisance and they can severely affect your health and the health of your family. Bug and insect prevention is critical in protecting homes, businesses, schools and other places where people live, work and play. Make sure you are keeping routine maintenance and never hesitate to call Anchor Pest Control during the early stages of a pest problem.
General tips to take care of your home or business:
Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes. Metal flashing and caulking can be very helpful for keeping insects and pests out of your house and out of your life.
Keep tree branches and shrubs well-trimmed and away from the house. These types of situations can act as highways for rodents and insects, particularly treeborne bugs. Squirrels and other tree mammals might be a bit too happy to crawl around on your house.
Keep the whole house dry and well-ventilated – Damp basements, attics and crawlspaces attract bugs. The moisture provides water for bugs and the bugs can give rodents something to feed on. While you are keeping it well-ventilated, make sure that it is secure; rodents will hide anywhere they can/
Lock up the trash – Trash and recycle bins need to lock. Trash to you is an all-you-can-eat buffet for rodents and insects. Locking lids, preferable made of metal, will save you a lot of hassle later.
Get rid of the rot – If there are rotting fascia, shingles or siding, it needs to be handled right away. Not only is an easy way for larger pests to get in, but some insects, like ants, wasps and termites love rotted wood
From small things come big problems – Have the mortar and caulking around the basement fixed. Even a small crack can allow in all kinds of bugs and other issues.
Keep the firewood away – Keep firewood at least 25 feet from the house and at least 6 inches off the ground. Rodents and insects use your wood pile the same way that they use wood piles in nature, as food and a place to live. The further from the house that they are, the better.
Don’t suffer in silence – Call a qualified and trained professional to give you advice and help to eliminate pests quickly and safely.