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Tampa Pest Control Service

May 11

Top Tips and Tricks for Keeping Pests Away

Pests such as termites, spiders, ants, and cockroaches can not only cause damage to your home but also spread diseases. The best way to eliminate these pests is to call a Tampa Pest Control Service company. These top pest control tips and methods will help you keep them away and keep your home free from disease.


Here are the top ten best pest control tips and techniques.


1. Maintain a clean kitchen.


In a damp, dirty environment, pests thrive. To prevent pest infestation, keep the surfaces of your kitchen, drawers, stovetop, and racks clean. You can wipe them with a disinfecting agent on a daily basis. Food particles left out can attract more insects. Although this pest control method won't completely eliminate pest infestations, it will reduce the number of them in your home. If you don't want to see your home infested once again, it is important that you clean up after pest control.

2. Keep your bathroom clean


Pest management of bathrooms is not included in the majority of pest control recommendations for apartments. Bathrooms are subject to the same regulations as apartments. Keep your bathroom clean and dry. Use a toilet cleaner every other day to clean the toilet. To clean the sink, use a heavy-duty bathroom cleaner at least once per week. Keep your shower curtain clean and free of moss. Make sure that your drain is clean and free from soap particles. These small steps will ensure that the bathroom remains clean and pest-free for longer periods of time.


3. Water should not be left in a container.


For example, mosquitoes thrive in stagnant water. You should clean the surrounding area of your home and ensure that the drains are cleared. Stagnant water can cause mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and malaria. Keep the buckets dry in your bathroom when you aren't using them. The same goes for kitchen utensils. You can't place a container under an air conditioner that is water-free to collect water. You might consider using a pipe to get the water out of your system as soon as possible.


4. Avoid leaving fruits and vegetables out of reach for too long.


Overripe vegetables and fruits attract flies. Avoid keeping ripe or cut fruits in the refrigerator for too long. Although some pests like fruit flies are not harmful, rotting fruits can attract bigger pests such as houseflies and ants.


5. Make sure that your garbage is regularly disposed of.


It's a common question that people ask about how to clean a kitchen after the pest treatment. However, it is actually quite simple and garbage disposal is essential. Garbage should be taken out of your home at least once a day. Garbage accumulation can lead to rodent and cockroach infestations. You may also find food particles that are decaying all over the house. This can increase the risk of disease transmission, especially if there are pets or young children living in your home.


6. Keep your garden in good shape.


If you have a garden or lawn, fill in any holes or pits that could allow water to collect. If you have a pond or water fountain in your garden, clean it on a regular basis. Pruning your plants regularly will prevent wild and bushy growths. Keep your yard tidy to avoid unwanted pests like rats and mosquitoes.


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