It’s easy to take action on insects you see entering your home. You can easily spray ants making a line across the concrete or a spider making it’s way into your garage. But what about the ones you don’t see? These will get into your home unnoticed and will be able to start a nest without you ever knowing. Luckily, with a little work, you can shutdown these access points. Here are some tips we recommend at Gold Miner Pest Control.
The first thing you will want to do is keep tree branches and brush off the side of your home. Ants and other insects will use the limbs to cross over the branches and gain access to your house. Insects tend to nest in the trees during the winter time and when spring comes they become more active and search for food and water. They follow the branches that lead to structures, which are much safer because there are fewer predators in the trees.
Also, power and antenna lines, especially ones that are connected to trees and shrubbery, can be used by pests to enter into your home. The best way to deal with this problem is to use Vaseline or a product called Tangle Foot (which you can pick up at your local hardware store or nursery). Completely cover the line for about 12″ to keep insects from crossing.
Another thing you can do is make sure there aren’t any openings around the house that insects and rodents can use to gain access. Check the windows and doors and make sure the weather striping is nice and tight when they are closed. If there are gaps, make sure to seal them with new stripping. Also check outside on the walls of your home wherever there are pipes or lines going through the siding or foundation. If there are any gaps you want to make sure to seal them.
These tips are pretty simple and only take a few minutes to complete, but can make a big difference in keeping your home pest free.
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