Outside the House
It makes total sense, if you can keep a higher percentage of pests off your property, you will have a lower percentage of pests in your home. Prevention is better than control, and keeping them out is better than treating for them once they are inside.
- Putting a mesh screen over the inside of your eve vents will prevent insects and rodents from gaining entry.
- Getting rid of rotting wood, will help to prevent roaches on your property, and out of your home.
- Mowing more often will stop weeds from creating new weeds, and lower the bug population.
- Keeping trees trimmed away from your roof will prevent insects that might use the roof to gain access to your vents, and inside your home.
- Fix leaky gutters, water attracts insects seeking water leaving them to live under your eaves.
- Sealing all outside cracks and holes including those for electrical cables, communication cables, plumbing, and around doors and windows, will help to keep outdoor pests outdoors.
- Replacing worn weather stripping and door sweeps will help to keep insects and rodents out of your home.
- Filling low spots in your property will help to keep the mosquito population low.
- Keeping vines and shrubs a foot or more from the home will improve your chances of keeping pests away.
- Checking your indoor pets after outdoor excursions can keep hitch hiking bugs out.
- Removing debris, and piles of wood, brush, or other materials from your property can cut down on the number of spiders you have to deal with.
- Keeping the lids tightly closed on trash cans, and keeping the cans well away from any place where people gather or doorways to your home can cut down on flies.
- Fixing any leaky plumbing, or dripping outdoor faucets will help to keep all pests away, including rodents, carpenter ants, and fungus.