Make Pest Prevention A New Year’s Resolution

Can you believe 2018 is coming to an end? What a year it has been! Now that 2019 is just around the corner, you may be thinking of your new year’s resolution! Many people create new year’s resolutions for personal or financial reasons, but what about creating one for your home or business?Party horn blowers and confetti

Practicing proper pest control cannot only solve an immediate problem but also prevent one in the future. Here are a few ways you can make pest prevention a new year’s resolution for 2019.

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Have A Clean Kitchen

Food attracts a variety of pests, like ants, cockroaches and flies. Not only do these pests like human food, but pet food as well! By regularly cleaning your kitchen cabinets, pantry and sink, you reduce the likelihood of coming across a pest when preparing food.

This also includes sealing food properly in airtight containers. This type of container keeps even the smallest openings sealed up.

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Seal Your Property’s Exterior

Rodents, beetles and cockroaches are able to sneak through cracks and crannies of building exteriors. Most of the time, home and business owners aren’t aware of these openings and may feel frustrated when they have a pest control problem and none of their DIY pest control methods work.

A professional pest control service knows what to look for and how to seal these openings up to ensure they are getting to the source of your pest control issue.

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Remove Clutter

Pests LOVE to hide in clutter. By removing their hiding space, you make it harder for them to inhabit your home. We suggest placing boxes and other storage on shelves or racks in your basement or garage. Even better? Store items in plastic, sealed containers to make it harder of pests to make their way in.

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Maintain Your Yard

Pests are attracted to vegetation. By trimming your trees, grass and shrubbery, you help deter pests from entering your property.

By properly maintaining your yard, you not only prevent pest infestations but you also will have a beautiful looking yard.

Hire A Licensed Pest Control Service

Having a pest-free 2019 is a goal that you’ll be able to meet with the help of Western Exterminator! Our pestfree365 plan offers your pest control all year round, with special benefits that are exclusive to this program.

For more information on how your home or business can benefit from the pest control services of Western Exterminator, call 888-444-6138 or contact us online.

Ashley Smith

Ashley is a Digital Content Manager with Rentokil. She loves drinking coffee and spending time with her dogs.

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