Essential Tips for a Pest-Free Home

When you’re maintaining your home, you want to keep it looking its best and feeling comfortable and clean. However, pests are bound to come into your home from time to time and ruin that feeling of comfort, but there are ways to help prevent a pest infestation! While these methods will help you keep pests out, they’re not a complete guarantee to prevent all pests. At Anchor Pest Services, our team is dedicated to helping our Manchester community members keep pests from invading their homes, which is why we’ve put together a guide on tips for keeping your home pest-free! If you need pest control services, contact us today!

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Clean Regularly

One of the most important parts of keeping your home pest-free is creating a space that’s difficult for them to thrive in. That means a space without crumbs to attract them or grime and dirt for the pests to hide in. With this in mind, preventing pests means keeping your home clean regularly. Sweep and vacuum on a regular basis, wipe down countertops in your kitchen and bathrooms, dust regularly around windows and doors, and clean your microwave and stove regularly. This one simple step is a great way to ensure that your home is free of pests and anything that may attract them.

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Prevent Debris Build Up Outside

Another part of preventing pests from coming into your home is to ensure that there is nowhere for them to start gathering near your home’s exterior. This means cleaning up debris outdoors around your home, such as brush from plants and trees around your home, raking up leaves, tossing lawn trimmings and pulled weeds, as well as ensuring that any wood piles you have are located away from the exterior of your house. Pests like scorpions, termites, ants, roaches, and more can hide in piles of debris and firewood, so it’s easier to prevent infestations when those piles are located separately from your house.

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Trim Trees and Shrubs

One of the most common ways for pests to enter your home is through trees and shrubs that rub up against a vulnerable area of your home. From tree branches that provide easy access to your roof to shrubs providing a direct highway to your windows, outdoor plant life can lead to pest infestations if not properly cared for. Be sure to trim your trees and shrubs around your home to ensure that these plants are healthy and pest-free, as well as to ensure that they’re not leading any unwanted guests right to your door!

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Clean Out Gutters

In the same vein as trees and shrubs, your gutters can be like highways leading to the inside of your home for pests. Be sure to clear out your gutters regularly so that they’re not housing colonies of pests and to ensure that your home stays pest-free.

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