While getting to the gym, quitting smoking, and advancing your professional life are some typical New Year’s resolutions, if you’re a homeowner, you may want to consider adding pest control services to solve any pest problems to your list. Otherwise, pest problems from last year will continue into the New Year.
In 2017 you may have noticed some pest problems in your home and hoped that the issue would go away on its own. Unfortunately, unless you take the time to deal with these issues, not only will they not go away, they become a lot worse in 2018.
Pest Solution 1: Don’t Put off Dealing with Your Pest Problems
Ants are very social creatures. When a small group of them finds a food source, they will use their pheromones to signal the other ants in their colony about the discovery. Before long, a small problem becomes much larger and you have an army of ants taking up residence in your home.
You can either, make your home remedy using natural ingredients, visit your local home hardware store and purchase an ant treatment product, or get the help of a pest control services professional to do the job for you. Whichever you decide, be sure to take action to prevent your pest problems from getting worse in 2018.
Pest Solution 2: Manage Your Waste Properly
Over the past year, you may have been managing your garbage and recycling in a somewhat casual way, assuming that your waste will be left untouched until collection day. However, many pests make their homes in urban and rural areas alike that will go through your garbage in search of a free meal.
You can protect your garbage and recycling bins by attaching bungee cords to the tops. These cords make it much more difficult for pests to remove the lids and make a mess of the container. Adding a small sprinkle of ammonia to your garbage bags can also help in keeping pests away.
Pest Solution 3: Inspect Your Home Regularly
Life in 2017 was probably busy. With all of your family and work obligations, you may not have made time for checking your home for pest issues. Take the time in 2018 to prevent potential problems. Be sure to take the time to look in darker areas like your basement or attic. If you find cracks in your home or around the exterior, seal them up to prevent pests from getting inside. You may think that small cracks are harmless, but in reality, they can provide tiny pests with a freeway into your home.
By following these three pest solutions, you can reduce the chances of experiencing a pest problem in 2018. But if you know you currently have a significant pest issue, consider contacting a professional to solve your problem as soon as possible.
Bug Commander provides residential and commercial pest control solutions for all of your pest problems. Their pest control services professionals are knowledgeable, and their techniques are effective, safe, and environmentally-friendly. Call Bug Commander at (214) 972-2988 to schedule a consultation visit today!