Preventing Future Infestations of Unwanted Pests

Pest infestations come in many shapes and forms including rodents, bats, ants, wasps, fleas, and so many more.  Any type of pest infestation is an irritation that all of us could live without and by using some simple techniques you can highly reduce your chances of ever having an infestation problem again.  Pest invasions can result in a large expense in both time and money and preventing infestations should be on the mind of any responsible home owner.  The following techniques are based around the principle of removing the breeding grounds of these creatures and making your home as unfriendly towards them as possible. 

Fortify your Home
Taking the proper steps to fortify your home is a crucial step to infestation prevention as it is almost impossible for your home to become infested by any creature if they cannot gain access to your home.  You can help hinder the efforts of the pests by patching any holes in the walls, repair window sills, screens, and securing any vents in your foundations. You should also ensure that any cabinets or cupboards that contain food sources should be secured and that not cracks are present.  By taking these steps any pesky invaders will find it almost impossible to gain access to your home. 

Remove the Temptation
If you take the time to ensure your home is a hostile environment for the majority of these pesky invaders you will be much less likely to ever encounter them.  The first step to this is to ensure there is nothing to attract these creatures into your home.  By removing food scraps, doing dishes, and taking out the garbage often will diminish the possible food sources in your home and make any infestation less likely to be successful.  Cleaning your kitchen and any other eating areas often will also reduce potential food odors that can attract unwanted visitors.

Living Conditions
Most of the pests in our world prefer specific living conditions for breeding when they infest a home.  Damp, dark, and moist areas are an ideal breeding ground for these creatures to reproduce at an alarming rate.  Fixing leaky taps, sealing pipe holes, and cleaning up any spilt water quickly can greatly reduce your chances of getting an infestation. You should pay special attention to areas that are near the bottom of the wall where the foundation and the walls meet as this is the area where most of the invaders are likely to enter the home. 

Examine your Property
When you are attempting to prevent future invasions you cannot ignore the exterior of your property including your yard.  Cleaning up any junky piles of debris, dry wood, or leaves from your yard will eliminate many of the natural homes for these creatures.  You should also focus your attention on any standing bodies of water as these will naturally attract creatures to them and from there into your home. 

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