Happy New Pest-Free Year!
Pest Prevention for 2020
Happy New Year! Now is the time to make some resolutions to change your home by putting the tips listed below into action to keep pests from making way into your home in 2020.
Home Improvement Ideas For 2020:
Seal holes and cracks on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes.
Keep tree branches and shrubbery well-trimmed and away from your home.
Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
Make repairs on rotted roof shingles and fascia; some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood.
Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows.
Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.
Keep Your Home Clean in 2020:
Store your garbage in sealed containers, and dispose of garbage regularly.
Clean up spills and wipe down counter tops regularly.
Store pantry food items in sealed containers.
Some Other Great Tips to Consider for 2020:
Second guess picking up second-hand furniture
Pieces of secondhand furniture may seem like a great budget idea; however, it is important to carefully inspect any secondhand items before bringing them into your home as they can harbor bed bugs, powder post beetles and more.
Check Delivery Packages
Many consumers these days tend to take the convenient route of ordering items from online services. We get it! We do it too! Just be cautious and inspect your boxes before bringing them indoors. Some deliveries have a long transport and pests can invade boxes during the trip to your home. Cockroaches especially enjoy food item shipments!
Bed Bug Check When Traveling
Checking your hotel room you stay at when traveling, and checking your baggage for bed bugs upon returning home, can save you from bringing bed bugs back from your journey.
If you do need pest management services, Safeway Pest Management is here for you in 2020.
Happy Pest-Free New Year!