If you’ve found bugs in or around your property that don’t belong there, calling an exterminator is the logical next step. Whether working with an exterminator is familiar to you or not, there are usually a few different options to choose from depending on what your situation is. However, there are also some easy steps you can take to limit the number of bugs on your property before an exterminator arrives.
Read on to discover a few key tips that can help you stabilize the pest control issue.
- Remove their food source. This is largely dependent on what kind of bug you’re dealing with. If it’s something that feeds on trash or waste of other pests, you can follow the trail and see where it takes you.
- Repair cracks and openings in your home. This one is simple enough — bugs or other pests are getting into your home somehow. A brief internet search about the pest in question, or even just a keen sense of hearing, can clue you into the location of their secret hideout.
- Organize your landscaping. If bugs are congregating around your yard in places that they aren’t supposed to be, you might want to double-check that your woodpiles haven’t become a cozy spot. Check the outside of your home for any damages, such as holes or gnaw marks, as well.
While these are only a few of the steps that can work, we highly recommend you hire an exterminator to help diagnose the issue. At best, these are more short-term fixes and good habits to get into to prevent bugs from coming back. Our pest control experts at Overwatch Pest Management will take all the necessary steps to make sure your pests are fully removed and stay away for good. Give us a call anytime to learn more.