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Guide To A Pest-Free 2018

December 29, 2017

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When it comes to having a pest-free home, knowledge is power. The more you know about those invading pests, the better chance you'll have of keeping them out of your home. So, as we near the end of 2017, let's take a look at a few pest facts that are sure to make your home pest-free in 2018.

What You Need To Know About Pests

  • Before pests get into your home, they come into your yard. While this may seem like a tip that is not all that helpful, it is actually quite profound. When you deter wildlife from coming into your yard, you actually prevent secondary pests like ticks, fleas, mites, and more. Everything you do to prevent wildlife will resist these secondary pests. Keep exterior trash cans sealed and secure. Keep your lawn mowed. Keep lawn clutter to a minimum. And keep your yard free of food sources.

  • Before pests use your home as harborage they use something near your home as harborage. It is never a good idea to have objects next to your exterior walls, especially if those objects are organic. When you have fewer pests near your home, you'll have fewer pests exploiting entry points you don't know about.

  • Most pests love moisture. If you have moist conditions near your foundation walls, you're going to have more pest activity. That is why it is important to address leaky spigots, obstructed gutters, and areas of shade where the sun isn't able to dry rainwater up quickly.

  • More plants always means more bugs. If you love plants, you're just going to have to deal with greater pest pressures. That means you have to put more effort into keeping your exterior walls sealed and protected.

  • Sealing any holes in your exterior walls and making sure all your screens are in good condition is a great first step to keeping pests out. But, sealing your walls will not keep bugs from congregating on your walls or from flying in through your door when you go in or come out. That is why it is best to have a pest control company apply routine treatments.

  • When you have routine treatments, you'll also have much-needed protection for vulnerable locations. Bugs are tiny and resourceful. It is nearly impossible to keep them out with exclusion alone.

  • It is a bug eat bug world. One pest problem often lures another pest problem.

If you live in Chattanooga or our extensive Tennessee service area, let Allgood Pest Solutions give your home the ongoing protection it needs to stay pest-free. No home is better with pests. Start living the good life with pest free service from Allgood Pest Solutions.

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