Solutions For Your Home
Pests are just a big problem here in the Arizona desert and I imagine you, like everybody else, want to keep them out. The place for these bugs is outside, not in the house. So, how do we keep them there? By making your home a place they either can’t get into or a place they don’t WANT to get into. Bugs need three things; food, water, and shelter, so this is what they’re going to look for.
Don’t Make them Comfortable Around Your Home
One of the easiest pest free solutions to implement, is to remove any place they might congregate. For example, rocks, wood piles, or just piles of random stuff lying cluttered about gives scorpions and other pests places to hide. These unwanted visitors look for shelter during the hot days to conserve water.
Seal Up Entrances To The Home
Make sure all the weather-stripping around your home is in good working order, replace it as necessary, and screen any vents around the top of your home. Be on the lookout for cracks and leaks in water pipes and your lawn watering system, if you have one. Also make sure any water on your property is draining properly rather than leaving small puddles scattered around, as these are perfect breeding grounds for pests.
Watch What You Drop
Food spills inside and outside the home are an obvious one to consider. Crumbs attract all manner of critters, but any kind of food will bring the pests running. Even pet food, left out too long, will attract bugs. If you have pets, pick their bowls up off the floor at night, both food and water. Don’t leave them out for pests looking for a quick snack.
Invite their Enemy Over For Breakfast
You can also put up a bird feeder in your yard. This will attract birds that eat pesky insects and thus keep them away from your home.
Don’t Get Mad, Get Even
Additionally if you really want to get serious about pest control and want to take matters into your own hands, buy some pesticide spray found at home depot in the lawn and garden department. Spray around the perimeter of your house close to the ground. Be careful if you have animals that like to mingle in this area often, as this is poisonous to animals, but that’s why it works. Best to use only if you do NOT have animals or at least animals that go outdoors. Use the product as directed. Using too much or too little will be ineffective and could be hazardous to humans and animals alike.
The Best Long Term Pest Free Solutions
Overall, keeping a clean home is one of the best pest free solutions to keeping all kinds of them, out of your home. Cleaning up after meals and disposing of any leftover food properly and immediately will be the biggest deterrent to any problems. Pest control companies are also effective at keeping any pests out of the home but will still require you to do your part in keeping a clean home. Recommendations from your management company can be provided or arranged upon inquiry.