If you live in an apartment, you probably have an idea of how important pest control is. If pests enter one apartment, they can easily spread to the other apartments in the building. This is why doing all that you can to prevent pests will help for the future, sparing you from possible fumigations and treatments. Keep reading to discover five tips to prevent pests from entering your apartment.
1: Seal All Cracks
Insects can enter into your space easily through cracks and crevices. Cracks in your windows or tears in the screens, doors, under sinks and in walls- all can be a way for pests to enter your apartment. Alert your landlord of any major cracks that need to be sealed.
2: Keep All Food Stored Well
Pests are attracted to any food that they can find- whether it be crumbs or spills. By keeping your food stored in airtight containers, you will ensure that bugs won’t be able to get into it. Make sure that after meals, all food is put away. Clean up any crumbs or spills.
3: Keep Your Kitchen Clean
Since your kitchen can become quite messy with food preparation and meals, it makes sense that pests like to come in after your meals and feast on your leftovers. It’s important to keep your kitchen as clean as possible. Sweep the floor daily. Clean out the cupboards once a month to keep them free of crumbs. Make sure that your stove is grease-free. With a clean kitchen, you have a much better chance of keeping your apartment pest-free.
4: Make Sure Your Apartment is Clutter-Free
Not only should your kitchen be kept clean, but keeping your entire apartment clean will help to detract pests. Piles of clutter give bugs and rodents places to hide and nest. Dusting and vacuuming will also help to keep your home free of mites and fleas. An overall clean space will give you better peace of mind that you are doing all that you can to keep pests at bay.
5: Keep Aware of Excessive Moisture
Your bathroom is probably the room where the most moisture will be found. But you could also have leaks under your faucets in your kitchen or have rain water leaking through your roof or windows. Any excessive moisture will attract all kinds of pests, so be aware of leaks and inform your landlord if you find them.
These five tips are just the start of pest-proofing your apartment. For more information, contact Presto Pest Control today!