Homeowner Tips

Atlanta Pest Control at a Resident Home

Tips to Protect and Preserve Your Home

Keep tree branches well trimmed and away from the house.

Stack firewood and lumber away from the house to eliminate harborage for rodents, spiders and centipedes.

Remove old tires from the yard that can fill up with water and provide a breeding ground for pests.

Clean out gutters thoroughly especially after the fall when a majority of leaves have fallen. Make sure gutters and downspouts are unclogged.

Keep windows properly screened.

If any food is consumed in bedrooms, remove dishes immediately after use.

Vacuum frequently.

Seal window frames.

Keep garage door closed to prevent entry by wildlife and birds. Be sure to keep this area clean to reduce pest hiding places.

Keep shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house.

Inspect boxes, grocery bags and other packaging thoroughly to curb hitch-hiking insects from entering the home.

Pull soil or mulch back from the foundation of the house to reduce chances of infestation by termites.

Seal food containers.

Avoid letting trash or recycling pile up in outside bins. Keep bins closed.

Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.

Water should be channelled from downspouts away from your foundation.

Repair leaky pipes.

Seal up small cracks, holes and crevices in visible areas and in hidden areas such as under kitchen sink.

Wipe counters frequently to remove any food debris; seal all food on counters such as baked goods.

Pay particular attention to the maintenance and upkeep of your home’s foundation. Moisture problems can occur causing major pest issues for home’s with basements or crawlspaces.

Seal up cracks and crevices especially around pipes and wiring.

Seal up any cracks and holes on the outside of your home including areas where utilities and pipes enter your home. Screen crawl space vents.

Store pet goods in sealed plastic containers. Be sure and limit the amount of time the food is out.