As the weather starts to get colder, bugs pests and vermin will be starting to look for sheltered areas in which to hibernate. Unfortunately, your home will look exceptionally inviting to them! Thankfully, there are multiple ways you can protect your property and keep it free from any bugs or pests. Interested to know all my tips? Then read on!
Clean Out Your Kitchen Cupboards
Over time, lots of dust and small food debris can build up in the corner of your kitchen cupboards. Especially in the ones in which you keep all your pots and pans. So it is important to regularly clean these out. If you don’t grease and small scraps of food will build up. These will eventually attract lots of pests and mice into your cupboards. You may get a shock when you open your cupboard and are greeted by a little mouse! Therefore, make sure your cupboards are always clean and not collecting any tiny dirt that pests could eat.
Clean Your Linen
You should also clean all your linen and towels as often as possible. This is very important if you have pets, as it can help to cut down the risk of fleas spreading to your family. Making sure your bed linen is regularly changed is also a very effective bed bug control. If you ever think that you have an infestation of fleas or bed bugs in your home, wash all of your linen and towels at a very high heat.
Check Kitchen And Bathroom Pipes
Another really important point to remember is that bugs and other pests won’t be able to survive in your house if they don’t have access to water. One of the most common ways that they get water is through leaky pipes. Usually, it is because the pipes are loose at the joint and need tightening up. Double check all the pipes in your kitchen and bathroom to make sure that they aren’t letting out any water. Even the smallest drop will eventually create a small pool that pests and vermin can drink from.
Over time, wooden doors can lose their shape through use and age. This can create tiny gaps in between the door and the frame. If these occur in entry doors into your home, small bugs could easily enter your property. Take a look at your doors and see if they need rehanging. This is a very easy way to ensure there are no more gaps.
Keep Food Covered
Make sure any food left out in your kitchen is always covered up. Then pests won’t be able to see or smell it. It is also a good idea to empty your waste bin in your kitchen every day. If you leave it for a few days, the waste food could attract animals and pests into your kitchen.
If you use these tips, you shouldn’t ever have a problem with any kind of pests, bugs or vermin. So you and your family won’t be surprised by finding unwanted house guests!