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What All Household Pests Have in Common

If you’re like us, you hate the idea of having creepy crawlies living inside your home. Unfortunately, however, as much as we don’t like it, pests are always going to be a problem, no matter where you live.

Thankfully, though, you can mitigate the problem of having bugs and vermin inside your home by cutting off some of the primary reasons why these pests take residence in the first place. Today we want to talk about the elements that all household pests have in common so that you can know what to do about it.

With these tips, you can sleep better at night, knowing that your property won’t have a giant neon sign advertising space for rent.

Food

All living things need to eat, and in their quest to feast, pests will always take the path of least resistance. Unfortunately, if that means gorging themselves on food laying around your house, so be it

All too often, households can be like an all-you-can-eat buffet for various bugs and critters that are looking for an easy meal. Whether it’s rats chewing through cardboard boxes or ants marching to some crumbs left on the floor, you need to make it much harder for pests to eat.

Be sure to clean up any food spills or messes as they occur, and remove garbage from the home regularly (ideally, nightly). These practices can ensure that pests won’t have a chance to come sniffing around.

Shelter

While removing scraps of food from your home is a relatively easy way to deter pests, denying them shelter is much more challenging. Nonetheless, here are a few methods you can use to make sure that you and your family are the only permanent residents of your property.

Seal Cracks and Openings: Pests love to squeeze through any opening in your home’s facade, and it doesn’t have to be very large for it to work. Rats can usually fit through anything the size of a quarter, and bugs like ants and cockroaches need even less room. Inspect and seal these entrances regularly.

Clean Up Around Your Home: Let’s say, for example, that your garbage can is sitting against the wall of your house. Pests will be drawn to the leftover food scraps, and because your property is so close, it’s easy to head inside. Try to keep a clean and tidy barrier around your home, including any bushes or plants that may be a haven for bugs and vermin.

Water

Finally, all living creatures also need water to survive. For the most part, living in New Jersey means that water is relatively plentiful outside, but during the hot summer months, pests will seek water sources more aggressively.

Be sure to mop up any spills and fix any leaks in your home’s plumbing. If a pipe is dripping, not only can it attract various critters, but it can lead to mold growth inside your property as well. Overall, maintain a bone-dry environment, and pests will have no choice but to leave to stay hydrated.

Call RID Pest Control Today

Although you can take steps to prevent pests from infesting your home, there may be elements beyond your control. If you start to notice bugs or other critters inside your property, contact RID Pest Control immediately, and we can eliminate the problem. Best of all, we can use preventative measures to keep pests from coming back.

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