Household pests, such as ants, cockroaches, and mice, can be a nuisance and create an unhealthy living environment in your. Luckily, there are some effective methods for preventing them from entering your Florida home. Here are some tips to help keep common household pests away:
Cleanliness is Key
Keeping a clean home will make it less attractive for pests. Make sure to regularly sweep or vacuum floors and dust surfaces. Don’t leave crumbs or food particles on the floor or countertops which will attract bugs and rodents. Empty garbage cans regularly and take out the trash when it is full. Also, regularly wash dishes so that all food residues are removed and put away leftovers in sealed containers rather than leaving them out in the open.
Seal Up Entry Points
Inspect your home for potential entry points where bugs or rodents may get in such as cracks around windows, doors, pipes, or wiring. Seal up any gaps with caulk or expandable foam sealant and replace any broken door sweeps at the bottom of exterior doors to prevent pests from entering.
If you have already noticed the presence of pests inside your home set out traps to catch them before they become a bigger problem. For larger areas hang glue boards which work well for catching mice while smaller areas may be better suited for live traps which will allow you to release caught animals back into the wild once captured. When using poison bait use caution and follow directions closely when setting these out in strategic locations around your home to reduce any risk of harm to yourself or family members if handled improperly.
Use Natural Repellents
There are several natural repellents that can help keep pests away from your house such as peels from citrus fruits like oranges and lemons which contain oils that ward off ants; mint leaves which have been known to repel moths; and diatomaceous earth which can work against many crawling insects when sprinkled near entry points of homes.
By following these simple steps you can greatly reduce the amount of unpleasant experiences associated with common household pests!