School may be back in session, but summer in Georgia is as hot as ever. Pests everywhere seek the cool, damp spaces under crawlspaces, in garages, and in homes spaces like bathrooms and kitchens. Bi-annual pest control is crucial for people who want to keep pests away. But what else can homeowners do to limit pest infestations?
How to Discourage Pests
If you’ve had a service appointment in the last six months, Progressive Pest Control will come out and kill any new pests for free. But some homeowner habits can attract pest problems. How can you keep bugs from entering your home in the first place?
- Put screens over the windows
- Seal any cracks or holes where pests can enter your home
- Don’t allow standing water in your home or garage
- Take the trash to the curb every day
- Don’t leave open containers of food lying around the house
- Clear underbrush and thatch buildup in your yard
- Cut shrubs back at least 2 feet from the house
- Always stack firewood at least 2 feet from the house
- Turn off any lights you’re not using (especially lights outside the house)
- Install bug lights
How to Use Bug Lights
If you’ve never used bug lights, it can be easy to accidentally make your pest problem worse. Bug lights are soft, yellow-tinted lights that many insects can’t detect. But just because these special lights are invisible to some insects, doesn’t mean they’re invisible to all pests. Instead of installing bug lights on the porch, place bug lights about 25 feet from your home. This will draw pests away–even a few that have wormed their way inside the house.
Have a pest problem? Call Progressive Pest Control in Northeast Atlanta.