You want to keep outdoor pests away from your home. Here are some steps to do to prevent pests from entering your home.
Do not let pet food out – Put pet food away after feeding your pet. Leaving pet food out will easily attract unwanted guests with four legs.
Seal possible entry points – Seel off any cracks and crevices that pest can use to enter your home. Check around doors and windows for gaps that might provide an entry point. Sealing the gaps in these areas will not only prevent pests from entering your home but also make your home more energy efficient.
Repair plumbing leaks – Leaky faucets and pipes create a dark, damp environment that bugs and rodents like to hide. So do not ignore dripping faucet or leaky pipes as they set a perfect stage for pest infestation.
Install a chimney cap – You chimney can be a home for squirrels, raccoons, bats. Installing a chimney cap can seal off a possible entry point for pests. Also, hire a chimney sweep to have your chimney cleaned to remove creosote build-up and debris.
Make sure you stack firewood away from your home – The woodpile can be a home for bugs and insects. To prevent pests from entering your home, keep your woodpile at least 20 feet away from your home and above the ground level.
When dealing with any pest problem, it is better to call an expert in pest removal, especially when dealing with heavy pest infestations. Ask for a quote as the cost of pest control service Ipswich depends on the pest you deal with and the enormity of the problem.