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Keeping The House Safe And Clean
There are many home improvements that need to be made to a home in a given year. Just like your vehicle, your home has many parts to it. Those parts need to be regularly maintained for the entire home to work and be a comfortable and safe place to reside within. There are certain home improvements, too, that can be done that might help keep your home safe from pests.
While it is virtually impossible to safeguard your home from pests on your own, there are still things that you can do. For everything else, you might want to call Moxie Pest Control to ensure that every annoying pest is removed from the home. This article will discuss home improvements that you should make regularly to your home to ward off pests.
1. Keep Vegetation And Wood Trimmed
One of the first projects that you should tackle isn’t even in your house. The yard surrounding your home is a battlefield. It’s the no man’s land that pests must cross before they infest your home. You can set up protection by ensuring that your garden is well-tended and protected with sprays that keep animals and insects from eating them. Otherwise, your garden is basically like a giant sign that draws pests close to your home. It also helps ensure that any fruits or vegetables or even flowers that you bring into the home don’t have a nasty surprise waiting inside of it.
Wood is also important to keep control of. Termites love wood. They’re not the only ones either. Carpenter ants, certain beetles, and certain wasps also love to burrow into wood and make it their home. Because your home has many structural elements within it made of wood, you need to keep those pests from entering your home. The best way to do that is to keep wood away from your home. This is especially true of dead wood. Branches that have fallen from trees above and are resting beside your home should be burned or tossed far away. Much like the garden, it acts as a beacon. Pests are drawn to the dead wood and then continue on their way to your home.
It can also be difficult to know whether or not a tree is infected with termites or other pests. In this case, you need an experienced pest control team to take a look at your property. They’ll be able to tell you if any of the trees in your yard are infected with pests. More than that, they can also give you an estimate as to the safety of your home against the invasion of pests. That’s a knowledge that you can use to your advantage.
2. Seal Cracks
When was the last time you got down and dirty and looked at the access points to your home? Pests can virtually enter anywhere your home. While rodents may need bigger holes than bugs, you should go over every little crook and nanny in your home to ensure that all cracks and gaps are sealed up and clogged. Again, in this regard, it’s often best to leave it to the professionals. They have the equipment that can make the inspection run a lot faster. They also have tools that can ensure that their sealing is there to last. By making your home an impenetrable fortress, pests will have a far harder time of finding a way inside.
3. Limit Use Of Real Wood
Another home improvement project that you need to consider is removing the wood used on the floor and in other decorative elements in your home. While real wood may look gorgeous, if you live in an area that is rampant with pests, then you should consider having it removed. This is because wood that exists in the house is a serpent’s song. It entrances pests right to it. You don’t want to send them an invitation.
Luckily, there are many substitutes for wood. They’re often considerably cheaper, too. If you can do without wood entirely, fake or otherwise, then you might want to think about having stone or concrete used for the flooring. It’s durable and can stand up against damage caused by annoying pests.