Spending time in your Bucks County home should be all about peace and tranquility. But when pests make their presence known your home can be anything but. Insects, rodents, and the like can find their way into your home throughout the year. Knowing how to prevent their entrance should be a priority for any homeowner. Once pests get into the home they can cause serious damage to your belongings and even to the structure of your home. Some of the pests you’re likely to see in your Bucks County home are ants, carpet beetles, cockroaches, wasps, mice, and the occasional squirrel or racoon. Let’s take a look at some of the things you as a homeowner can do to help the prevention of uninvited pests.
The importance of keeping your home clean can not be stressed enough. By regularly cleaning your home you can help prevent most of the annoying insects that come into your home. Ants and roaches are attracted to food. This includes pet food! Make sure you food is cleaned up and put away. Dog food should be put into a sealed container. Cleaning up crumbs, closing bags, boxes, and containers of food will go a long way in preventing these little pests from coming into the home.
Vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping your floors is also important. Carpet beetles, although harmless, can become an annoyance once they create an infestation. Wiping down countertops and tables will help keep the ants at bay. If there are no crumbs and no food to eat, they won’t bother coming in.
Regularly inspecting the outside and inside of your home can go a long way in preventing pesky pests from entering your home. Take a walk around the outside of your home and garage. Take note of any holes or breaks in the siding, awnings, and overhangs. These holes can allow wasps, bees, and mice into the walls of your home. Once they are in your walls there is no stopping them from coming into your living room, bedroom, and kitchen. Nobody wants to wake up to a wasp in their bed! Seal up the holes as best you can.
You can clean your home as often as possible and seal up any visible holes in your exterior and still get pests in your home. Sometimes, you can take care of these pests yourself but there are many times it is important to call an extermination company. Bucks County pest control services will know how to safely take care of your uninvited guests.
When your home is overrun with pests that you can no longer control, it’s time to call a professional. If someone in your home is allergic to wasps or bees, this call should be made as soon as possible. If you see any termites in or on your home you should also call a professional as soon as possible as well. These little buggers can cause structural damage to your home so you want to get them taken care of before this happens or you’ll be remodeling parts of your home as well.
Oftentimes a squirrel will either get into the house, in your walls, or even your attic. Getting them out can be tricky and many homeowners are too afraid to attempt the extraction. Pest control professionals know how to get them out safely. It is important to take every safety precaution possible when taking care of pests in your home.
A professional pest control company will look at the type of infestation, take into consideration pets and children and come up with a solution. Be sure to review the estimate that you receive. If walls or siding need to be removed in order to remove the infestation, be sure that these will be fixed with the estimate. Ensure there are no surprise charges when it is done. Many pest control professionals will include a warranty so be sure to look for that as well.
Reach out to the pest control companies that recommend here on this page, they are locally owned, trusted and recommended by real estate agents in Bucks County.