4 Simple Steps For A Pest Free Enviromnent
Though Christmas & New Year is season for giving, pests do not need any gifts. Be sure to remember these five steps to ensure your home remains pest free this holiday season. You have kept your home free of pest all year round so don’t drop the ball now. Almost all pest intrusion occurs due to improper waste management.
Step 1 – Food Waste
Whether you are cooking up a storm or catering a feast fit for kings. Be sure to not leave left-over food overnight. Be sure to discard all uneanted food promtly. Tie up all food waste in large garbage bags and ensure your trash can is tightly closed. If your bin is located outside your premises; be sure to check that there aren’t any holes in the bins. Rats are notorious for going through your garbage before the garbage collector.
Step 2 – Food Storage
It’s time to get your take away containers and storage containers out from your top shelf. Be sure to store all left over food in sealed containers and best minimise your food waste – giving your guests a doggy bag will reduce the amount of food you will need to throw out. Having easy access to food will most certainly attract pests into your premises.
Step 3 – Closing Doors
You migt be having an open house and i am sure that does not include rats, ants or other pesky pests. These uninvited guests take any openings as an invitation. Doors and gaps coupled with a gourmet spread will 100% attract pests into your property. Be sure to keep an eye on open doors, best to not leave them unattended. Practice closing doors and not leaving them perpetually open, this goes for window too. Conduct a brief walk around, if there broom stock, cables etc leading from the ground to window – remove them. Rats can climb with ease any material laid againgst walls to openings be it a small gap or an open window.
Step 4 – Wash Dishes
We all have been guilty of this. Not washing dishes is a really bad idea. Not only wil you attract pests, it becomea tad bit more difficult to get food debris off completely. Stretegise a game plan, play a game or simply arrow some of your guests. Not all of us are blessed with a dishwasher. Make it a group activity – so long as you finsh washing everything, it will be one less thing you have the following day.
Though the holiday season can be fun and exciting, dont let Pests ruin your holidays this joyous season. Have a merry christmas and a very Happy New Year from all of us here at Maximum Pest Management.