One of the toughest types of buildings to control pests is urban homes that are built so close together. With so many living quarters in close proximity, it makes these homes ideal for pests to thrive in. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to share some tips to help you avoid pests even when you live in a busy neighborhood.
Second Hand Furniture Could Have Bed Bugs & Beetles
Sometimes you can find a steal of a deal when you decide to purchase second hand furniture. It might seem tempting when you consider the cost to purchase brand new furniture. However, there are some inherent risks that come with secondhand furniture. You run the risk of bed bug infestations, powder post beetles and more. At the very least, any furniture you are buying secondhand should be thoroughly inspected before bringing it into your home.
Inspect Packages for Pests
There are many packages being delivered every single day. With the rate at which we all shop online, it is a wonder that the post office and parcel services can even keep up. Before bringing packages into your home you should always be cautious. They come in contact with many different environments when they are in transit and have several opportunities to pick up pests. If you are having food delivered, be especially diligent in your inspections.
Avoid Bringing Bed Bugs Home from Vacation & Work Travel
Bed bugs seem to be running rampant right now and no one can be too careful. Most of the time, people pick up this hitchhiker when they are traveling. Before you bring any of your luggage in from your travels, give it a good once over to ensure there aren’t any signs of bed bugs anywhere in your clothes or suitcase.
Pest Control Tips; How to Bug Proof Your House
There are some general guidelines that come with ensuring your home doesn’t get infested with pests of every shape and size. Following are some general rules to follow and keep your home pest free.
– Take out the trash on a regular basis and store it in sealed receptacles.
– Wipe any crumbs and other signs of food from your counters and sweep the floor often.
– Vacuum your home regularly.
– Never leave food in your kitchen or your sink overnight.
– Store your food in properly sealed containers to avoid pantry pests.
– Routinely check under all sinks and other areas of plumbing for any signs of leaks and fix them as soon as you are aware they are there.
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If you are having a difficult time keeping up with the pests in your home, you can count on the experience and training of the pest control experts at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control to help. We will help keep your home pest free no matter how many units are found in your building. Call us today to ensure you aren’t living amongst pests in your home.