6 Tips to Keep Your Home Pest Free All Year Long

It may be winter, but that doesn’t mean that pests have stopped trying to get into your house. Especially since we've experienced a pretty mild winter thus far! While there are occasional cold temperatures outside, your home provides warmth and most likely, an endless supply of food. Best Pest Control wants to make sure your home stays pest free not only during the winter but all year long. In order to do this, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some tips to make sure that pests don’t overrun your home. Check them out!

Tip 1: Keep Pet Food Put Away
If you have pets, you should never leave their food just out lying around. Your pet might like to graze all day long, but allowing them to do so will only attract bugs. There are plenty of hungry ants waiting around to feast upon your pet’s food that is left out. If your pet doesn’t eat their food right away, make sure it’s off the ground and not located near doors that lead outside.

Tip 2: Keep Your Kitchen Cleaned
Make sure that your kitchen is cleaned up. It’s important that you don’t leave any crumbs out in your kitchen or pantry. Cockroaches are opportunists and they can seek out those crumbs that are on your countertop or even those small crumbs that fall onto the floor. It’s important to regularly clean your countertops and sweep your floors.

Tip 3: Pest-Proof the Exterior of Your Home
Routinely check the outside of your house for holes and cracks. Mice can fit through an opening one-fourth of an inch, and if they’re looking for shelter and food, your home can instantly become their target. Before you know it, you may have some unwelcomed critters in your home.

Tip 4: Leave the Lights Off 
Turn off all unnecessary outside lighting at night. Many different types of bugs are attracted to light and some types of spiders even specifically hunt down these particular bugs. By leaving your lights on, you’re basically attracting bugs to your home all night. If you do have to leave your lights on, consider getting a yellow bug light and swapping out your regular lights. This will deter those bugs that are attracted to light.

Tip 5: Get Rid of their Water Source
More so for the warmer months, but it’s important that you don’t let water collect outside your house. No matter how small of a puddle, mosquitoes are attracted to water and you could be providing them with a breeding ground and not even know it. Once the word gets out, mosquitoes will come rushing to your house.

Tip 6: Don't Leave Food Out 
Don’t leave food out, or food unwrapped inside of your house, if you do, you are inviting rats into your home. Rats can easily chew through your home’s foundation and gain entry into your home. Where there’s one rat, there’s usually many.

If you notice a pest problem, give Best Pest Control a call. Regardless of the pest, the best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks can handle it. With the cold months, bugs and pests are still active, but they will become more active when the weather begins to warm up. Get ahead on your pest control and give us a call! We can help make sure that your home remains pest free all year long. 


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