What New Year's resolutions have you made already this year? Are you changing your diet? Your hobbies? Your bad habits?
Throughout every year, pest and rodent issues cause people throughout the country significant damage to property as well as pose serious risks to health. As 2013 begins, homeowners should think about making the following New Year's resolutions this week to prevent pest and rodent issues from occurring throughout the year.
"Both the interior and exterior walls of my property will be checked monthly for signs of pest problems."
As you increase the number of times per year you inspect your property for clues that you may have nuisance wildlife or damaging insects around, the more likely you will become aware of any intrusive pests before they can do significant damage. Once they make themselves at home, pests and rodents reproduce quickly, and their numbers can grow to be quite significant within a matter of days or weeks. Look for cracks or holes in your walls, as well as droppings, webs and fur shedding.
"Areas prone to collecting moisture, clutter, dust and food droppings will be monitored and cleaned regularly."
Attics and basements, as well as pantries, closets and bathrooms, are prone to becoming infested by pests. Moisture and dust collect in areas that then become unintended breeding grounds, and storage spaces cluttered with various materials such as fabric and paper provide perfect nesting materials and habitats.
Regular inspection and cleaning of these areas will eliminate existing conditions that support pest and rodent living, as well as disrupt the habitats of any current unwelcome inhabitants.
"DIY can be handy, but I will remember to call the pest control experts to get their advice."
Plenty of DIY methods may temper your situation, but an immediate call to your pest control experts will provide advice on what you should do and whether or not your situation requires expert handling. Don't be afraid to call us - we don't bite!
So, have you added to your list of New Year's resolutions? Head on over to our Facebook page and let us know. We hope you'll consider one of these! Happy pest-free New Year!