Here are some helpful tips for preventing household pests, pest infestations and the potentially dangerous health and property threats they pose.

Interior

  • Maintain good housekeeping.

  • Dispose of vacuum bags regularly.

  • Replace air handling filters regularly.

  • Seal all cracks and holes on the inside of the home including entry points for pipes.

  • Keep baths and showers well ventilated and dry.

  • Seal outlets, switch plates and baseboards, as some insects will travel through these.

  • Keep all foods properly stored, including pet foods. Use plastic containers or plastic bags.

Exterior

  • Keep doors closed or properly screened.

  • Repair torn screening.

  • Seal all cracks and holes around the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes.

  • Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house.

  • Keep attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.

  • Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.

  • Repair fascia and soffits, if rotted, as some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood.

  • Replace weather-stripping around doors and windows.

  • Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.

  • Call IMPACT PEST ELIMINATION for additional advice and treatment if necessary.