Pest Prevention Tips Formulated For Reno Residents

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As the seasons turn colder, many furry and creepy crawly pests start seeing your home as a place that looks much better than the nature they have to cope with on the outside. Easily accessible food, comfortable, stable temperatures, and walls to separate themselves from their natural predators make for a move few pests can pass up. 

Around Reno, we're likely to encounter the following types of pests attempting to break into your home:

  • Mice, the most common rodents to invade our homes, can squeeze through an opening the size of a nickel and climb up a vertical wall to make your home their own.
  • Rats, mostly Norwegian and roof rats, are likely to infest basements, attics, and outbuildings. These constantly gnawing rats are famous for causing substantial damage to walls and furniture.
  • Cockroaches carry a multitude of highly infectious and serious diseases and contaminate every surface they crawl across.
  • Bed bugs are becoming a serious problem, hitchhiking into homes on used furniture, books, and secondhand clothing.
  • Spiders couldn't care less about the comforts of our homes but will dutifully follow their food source, insects, into our homes.

Regardless of color, species, or number of legs, all pest infestations come with a litany of issues and risks to you, your family, and your house. 

Let's examine why professional pest control is a must for your home, what dangers the types of pests common in our area carry with them, and how to find reliable pest control in Reno.

 Pest Control Is Very Important For The Health Of Your Home

One thing all invasive pests have in common is the difficulty of kicking them out of your house. The battle to keep invasive pests outside your walls never ends, and preventative measures combined with reliable pest control service can and will keep your house pest free.

The Dangers And Damage Pest Infestations Can Cause In Your Home

Many pests that sneak into your home carry infectious diseases, from cholera carried by cockroaches to leptospirosis and lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) carried by mice. The shed skins and feces of insects and rodents contribute to asthma attacks and allergic reactions. 

Spiders following bug infestations into your home are sometimes highly venomous and can seriously harm kids and pets. The stings from fire ants are often very painful and can easily get infected. 

Add to that the damage mice, carpenter ants, and termites can do to the house itself, and it's clear that sharing your home with pests is not a good idea.

Six Natural And Effective Pest Prevention Tips For Your Home

Prevention is the only reliable DIY pest control method so let's look at a few tips to make your house unappealing to pests:

  • Keep food stored in sealed containers.
  • Dispose of garbage regularly.
  • Don't store firewood next to house walls.
  • Seal cracks and crevices in the outside walls.
  • Cover vents and drains with mesh.
  • Keep tree branches cut away from the roof and siding of your house.

Besides the prevention methods mentioned above, consider adding regular pest inspections by a professional home pest control service to your anti-pest arsenal.

The Benefits Of On-Going Pest Control For Your Home

An experienced pest control professional will know where the pests common to our area like to set up camp and be able to read signs pointing to a pest infestation. They'll clear the invaders off the property if the infestation is there and advise you on a course of action to prevent a reoccurrence.

If you're worried about a pest infestation or just need your house evaluated for the possible ways pests are getting in, get in touch with us at Celtic Pest Control for a free inspection today!

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