Right now, many people are sitting at home, unable to work or spend time outside of their home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now is a great time to catch up on all those household chores and any of your to-do list tasks that you have been putting off or have not had the time to complete. If pests are a concern for you, there are a few fairly easy tasks that you can do while you are at home that can help to reduce the likelihood of pests entering your home anytime soon.
Seal Off Any Entry Points Into Your Home
One of the best ways to decrease the chances of pests entering your home is to seal off any entry points into your home. Walk along the outside of your home and look for any cracks or chips in your siding that may allow pests to enter. If there are cracks or chips, you will want to seal those off. Depending on the type of siding you have, a silicone caulking or a cement-based filler should be used.
Fix Any Leaky Pipes or Faucets
Another way to minimize the chances of pests making their way into your home is to fix any leaky pipes or faucets that you may have. Now is a great time to go around to each of your sinks, toilets, and other water appliances and check out the plumbing. Look for puddles under the pipes or feel around the pipes for signs of moisture. Replacing worn gaskets and seals or tightening up fittings can correct the leak. Pests typically look for water and moisture, so getting rid of moisture in your home can keep pests at bay.
Clean Out Your Kitchen Cabinets or Pantries
Finally, take the time to clean out your kitchen cabinets and pantries. Many people do not take the time to remove all of the food from their shelves and wipe them clean from time to time. Your shelves may have crumbs or scents that attract pests into the area. Cleaning your cabinets or pantries can help you decrease your odds of a future infestation.
Taking the time to clean out your kitchen cabinets, seal off entry points, and fix any leaky pipes or faucets can help to minimize the chances of pests entering your home and infesting it. Unfortunately, though, there may still be pests that find a way in. If you find your home is infested with pests, pest control services like Abc Pest can help to treat the pests and get rid of the infestation. Contact a professional as soon as you see the pests in your home.