Temperatures will start dropping soon. That means pests looking for ways to get into your Tucson home to escape the cold. Fall is the perfect time to schedule a pest control inspection with GreenShield Pest Control. But before the inspection takes place, there are a few things you need to do to prep your home. Here are five ways to get your home ready for a pest control inspection this fall:
Declutter your home
Pests are attracted to clutter because it provides them with hiding places. So, the first step in preparing for a pest control inspection is to declutter your home. Get rid of any items that you no longer use and put away any items that are out of place. This will help reduce the number of hiding places pests have and make it easier for the inspector to find any potential problems.
Clean your kitchen
The kitchen is one of the most common areas for pests to infest because it’s full of food. So, it’s important to make sure your kitchen is clean before an inspection. Wipe down all surfaces, sweep and mop the floors, and empty all the trash cans. You should also check under the sink and behind appliances for signs of pests.
Vacuum your carpets
Carpets are another common area for pests to infest because they provide a warm, comfortable place to hide. To help prevent this, vacuum your carpets on a regular basis. Be sure to pay extra attention to areas where pets spend time as well as high-traffic areas like hallways and entryways.
Seal up cracks and crevices
Pests can enter your home through any crack or crevice that they can fit through, so it’s important to seal up any cracks or crevices in your home. This is particularly troublesome with scorpions. Check around doors and windows, in the attic and basement, and anywhere else you can think of. If you find any cracks or crevices, seal them up with caulk or another type of sealant.
Reduce moisture levels
Moisture is another attracting factor for pests so you’ll want to reduce moisture levels in your home as much as possible. Fix any leaks in plumbing fixtures and leaky pipes as soon as possible. In addition, use a dehumidifier in damp areas like basements and laundry rooms. By reducing moisture levels, you’ll make your home less appealing to pests.
By following these five tips, you can prepare your home for a pest control inspection this fall with ease! Just remember to declutter, clean, vacuum, seal up cracks and crevices, and reduce moisture levels throughout your home prior to the inspection taking place. When you’re ready, call GreenShield Pest Control and we’ll schedule an appointment ASAP.