Prevention and Protection to consider before calling pest control company against:
Deny them food and water.Did you wash your dishes and put food away promptly after meals? Did you clean up spills right away and keep the area clean especially in the kitchen?
Take out the trash regularly. Did you have one trash can for food in your house? Dont let it sit for too long .Use a trash can with a lid rather than one stays open. Is there any cracks on your cabinets windows and floors? Fix all the cracks otherwise it will serve as there hiding place
Remove your home clutter.Are you having old stuff keeping in the storage area of you home like plates , glasses , boxes and piles of magazine that provides nest for mice
Wash the floors and vaccume the carpets.Do you run the vaccum over the carpets at least few times a weak and desinfecting the floors.Everyday dirt and debris can attract mice.
Remove food sources uotdoors.Are you keeping trash can outside? Mice might be attracted to your proprty because they are finding good things to eat outside.Trash can must have tight fitting leads.
Keeping Food Sources. Are you cleaning the spilled food and drinks quickly? Do you sweep the floor after meals? Even little messes can attract ants. Are you covering foods you don’t hide in fridge?
Do not leave food. Are you leaving dirty dishes on the sink? Wash them after each meal.
Regular checking of bedrooms and sleeping areas. Did your room organize and do regular cleaning? Are you checking the mattress seams, headboard, cupboards or bedside cabinets? Are you aware of checking your luggage from a trip before taking it inside your home?
Checking vintage or second hand furniture. Are you carefully inspect for signs of infestation before taking items home, especially cracks, crevices and even boxes? Given their size, they are well adaptive to travel.
Are you having lot of things stored outside your home?
Do not store a lot of things outside, like children’s toys, checking underneath of tables and chairs outside and garage area, clean and move things regularly.
Look at places that have moisture or cellulose material. Is there any wet wood, whether it be a part of your house or a wood pile next to your property? These are the most likely places you’ll find termites, so examine these areas of your property carefully. Do you have any sort of organic material made of wood around your house? Make sure you’re disposing of it. The longer it’s allowed to stay out and gain moisture, the more likely it will attract termites to your location.