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Ways to Avoid Pest Infestations this Summer

Having pests inside your home is not something you ever want to deal with. When the summer months arrive, pests come with it. Unfortunately everything that makes your home enjoyable from the food and water to the even temperatures is what brings in the pests. Rodents will do everything they can do steal your food. Some insects like the carpet beetle will even eat you carpet. Fortunately for you, there are things you can do to reduce the risk of getting pests into your home.

Close it up and Keep it Tight

Your home is the first line of defense for pests. You need to take a critical eye and look for weaknesses. To keep flying insects out, check the screens of your windows. If there are any holes you will want to get it fixed before you open your windows to let in a cool breeze. You will also want to check the seals around your doors. If you can see light coming in around your doors, replacing the weather stripping will go a long way toward keeping pests out. Your next step is to take a trip outside. Walk around your home and pay particular attention to where any gas lines, electrical conduit, or cable wires enter your home. If there is space around the pipes, rodents and other pests can get into your home. In fact, a mouse can squeeze its body through an opening that is the size of a nickel.

While you are outside, take the time to look around at the eaves of your home. If there are any holes or gaps then you could have bats, birds, squirrels, or raccoons taking up residence in your attic. If you can secure any entry routes into your home, you will reduce the risk of an infestation. The last method is cleanliness. Keeping your kitchen floor clear of crumbs will help reduce ants and the risk of cockroaches. The vacuum is a death sentence for spiders. Regular vacuuming will help reduce the number of spiders in your home.

Green Pest Services

The best way to keep the bugs, spiders and rodents out of your home is to call Green Pest Services. When Glenview needs pest control, we are your first responders. Our technicians are problem solvers. Each one has a background in pest management, with years of experience. When we come to your home we come ready to eliminate pest infestations or to keep them from ever occurring. We will be able to identify the pest, and then create a treatment plan that will eliminate the problem. We take pest control serious because we are determined to give you the level of pest control that you deserve. When you want the best in pest control, give us a call.