Pest Control Tips for the Home

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Western is happy to provide free pest control tips for every area of your home.

While certain pest control problems are best handled by a professional, these do-it-yourself pest control techniques can help you get the upper hand on pests – whether you want to eliminate ants or learn how to keep mice out of your house.

Yard and Flower Beds:

  • Keep grass cut short and weed flower beds
  • Trim back bushes and trees
  • Keep mulch to a minimum
  • Make sure there is proper drainage

Deck, Porch and Shed:

  • Keep structures freshly painted or sealed
  • Trim back bushes and trees
  • Ensure proper drainage away from structures
  • Level dirt/ground under structures
  • Remove any puddles, standing water, or debris

Kitchen:

  • Store food and drinks in sealed container
  • Clean up spills immediately and clean daily
  • Check for leaks under/around sink and fix
  • Do not put trash can under sink

Attic:

  • Seal any entry points where you can see daylight
  • Knock down cob webs weekly
  • Reduce clutter as much as possible
  • Keep attic properly insulated

Bathroom:

  • Re-caulk cracks to prevent leaks
  • Check for leaks under/around sink and fix
  • Do not leave any standing water
  • Do not put trash can under sink

Bedroom:

  • Change sheets regularly
  • Vacuum often, especially around baseboards
  • Do not leave food and/or drink lying around

Garage:

  • Make sure garage doors are sealed properly
  • Sweep weekly and remove trash
  • Remove any cob webs
  • Use shelves to organize
  • Make sure no entry points/holes

Basement:

  • Keep basement clean and organized
  • Reduce clutter as much as possible
  • Seal any cracks in foundation
  • Fix leaks and eliminate standing water

Learn more about Western’s comprehensive Home Pest Control Plans.

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