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4 Simple Steps to Ensure You Have a Pest-Free Home

4 Simple Steps to Ensure You Have a Pest-Free Home

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When you own a home, you want to do all you can to take care of it. Sometimes, no matter what you do, things happen. You might get damp, water leaks or even pests. All of these are common that you think, but they can be avoided. Even a small sighting of one little pest could mean a bigger problem. So you want to keep on top of it and avoid it if you can.

Here are some simple steps to take, to make sure that your home is kept pest-free. If you do find that you get some visitors, it can be quickly sorted.

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Keep Your Kitchen Clean

If there are regularly crumbs and bits of food left out on the floor or worktop in the kitchen, you are much more likely to get pests. They will just see it as free food and will come back night after night. This isn’t hygienic or nice in any way. So keeping your kitchen floor swept regularly is key. Clean the worktops and use an antibacterial spray.

Keep the Outside Tidy

If the outside of you home is messy, there are far more places for bugs or rodents to hide in. If you have lots of piles or leaves or twigs, then it is just asking for pests to create a home there. If there are several close by, it can only be a matter of time until they are in the home. The same goes for bins that you have outside. If these are kept messy, without secured lids, they are inviting pests to the area. They will settle in the bins and just become filthy. You won’t want them getting inside your house. So take precautions and keep it all tidy and as clean as possible.

Set Traps

If you think you might have an infestation of rodents or pests, then it is a good idea to set traps. Rodents can leave harmful droppings around the house, which are no good if found by a small child. So it is one of the best options. Look for the best rat trap that you can find. If you do have children, set the traps when the children have gone to bed. Then check them first thing in the morning. If you think you might have wasps, there are lots of traps that you can get to trap them. Then it should be removed by a professional as soon as possible.

Check the Home Seasonally

Pests like rodents are much more likely to look for shelter in the colder months. So check your home throughout the season. They will look for small spaces and cracks to enter. They may be near the floor, or even a small hole in the roof. So check any small spaces. You don’t want it to become the home of bugs, rodents or even squirrels. If you have found any cracks or holes in the home, take steps as soon as you can to get them covered up.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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