Pest Prevention

Pest Prevention

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Cockroach Prevention
  1. Proper sanitation, both indoors and outdoors, effectively limits cockroach food sources.
  2. Do not leave unwashed dishes, kitchen utensils and uncovered food out overnight.
  3. Clean up all spilled liquids.
  4. Areas beneath and behind cabinets, furniture, sinks, stoves and refrigerators should be cleaned often, as should cupboards, pantry shelves and storage bins where particles of food frequently accumulate.
  5. Kitchen waste and excess refuse should be kept in cockroach proof containers and disposed of as frequently as possible.
  6. Dry pet food should be stored in tight containers away from the kitchen and other foods. If pets are fed indoors, leftover foods should not be allowed to remain in the feeding dish overnight.
  7. Garbage cans should be cleaned regularly.
  8. Eliminate all possible hiding areas such as paper, lumber, firewood and yard trash.
  9. Seal any cracks of 1/8 inch or larger in the foundation and exterior walls. Check the seal or caulking around air conditioning units, windows, doors, pipes or other openings into the home.
  10. Repair cracks and holes in floors, walls and ceilings.
  11. Seal openings around plumbing fixtures, furnace flues, electrical outlets, windowsills and walls, and along baseboards and ceiling moldings.
  12. Thresholds on doors should be as tight as possible and cracks in porches and stoops should be sealed.
  13. Leaky water faucets and pipes should be repaired since most species are attracted to water sources.
  14. Avoid installing lights directly above doorways, or replace light bulbs with yellow colored bulbs that are less attractive to bugs.
  15. Roaches can live in and on cardboard boxes so remove whenever possible.

Preventing Ant Infestations
  1. Practice good sanitation methods.
  2. Store food in air tight containers.
  3. All cracks and openings into buildings should be sealed as completely as possible.
  4. Check the seal or caulking around air conditioning units, windows, doors, pipes or other openings into the home.
  5. Repair cracks and holes in floors, walls and ceilings.
  6. Seal openings around plumbing fixtures, electrical outlets, windowsills, walls, along baseboards and ceiling moldings.
  7. Thresholds on doors should be as tight as possible and cracks in porches and stoops should be sealed.
  8. Remove moisture sources.
  9. Roof leaks and plumbing leaks must be repaired.
  10. Tree limbs must be clipped back and vegetation touching the roof or side of the house removed. Also, keep shrubbery away from air vents.

Rodent Prevention
  1. Seal any gaps and holes and install door sweeps. Gaps of a 1/4 inch (the diameter of a pencil) permit entry of small mice, gaps of a 1/2 inch are large enough for small rats.
  2. Any previous rodent damage in your home must be repaired and protected from future attack.
  3. Employ proper sanitation procedures and eliminate harborage. Use pest-resistant food storage containers.
  4. Clean up the yard from clutter and ensure the compost bin is pest proof.
  5. Check for potential water sources that may be attracting rodents. Have them repaired or removed.
  6. Secure garbage in proper rodent-proof containers.
  7. Harvest citrus and other fruit in a timely manner and pick up fallen fruit promptly.
  8. Prune shrubs so that the ground below them is clearly visible. Mow, trim, or remove ground cover plants that grow over one foot in height.