Take Action Against Pest and Insect Infestations Before They Happen – Franklin, NJ
Franklin, NJ is a beautiful town, but beauty does not stop pests. Sometimes, in our Franklin homes, we find unwanted pests and rodents, such as rats and mice. These menaces find their way in seeking warmth and shelter as well as food. On the Spot Pest Control can deal with an invasion or infestation after the fact but prevention is better.
The most effective action for any Franklin home or business owner is to act in advance. Preventative pest control, in Franklin, is an important part of managing and controlling pests around the home. We also believe it is the most humane way of managing pests and rodents!
On the Spot Pest Control, is the leading pest control expert in Franklin and the surrounding area for preventative pest control. Call Today (908)-350-8215.
Preventative Pest Control – Things You Can Do – Franklin
With the help of our highly skilled and experienced experts, we have put together some action items homeowners and businesses can do to help stop pests before becoming a problem.
Preventative Pest Control in Franklin Begins with Sealing Your Home or Business
The seasons, experienced by Franklin residents, take their toll on homes through shifting and settlement. Thus, On the Spot recommends a regular inspection of your home for any cracks or holes, inside and out. Look for areas that are not easily visible, such as underneath the kitchen and bathroom sinks. Additionally, check areas around pipes, utilities, and wiring and seal up any spaces.
It should be simple to safely seal up small cracks, holes, and crevices. However, some cracks and holes are too large or at a level, not easily, much less safe, to reach, and require the help of a professional pest control service. Make sure all windows seal like they were designed and replace screens with holes or torn spots. If you find any vents uncovered, cover them with mesh. Check door weather-stripping and replace as needed. Some pests are attracted to water, thus repair leaky faucets, appliances, and pipes.
Regular Preventative Pest Control Tasks for Franklin Residents
A clean and decluttered home tends to reduce the chances of unwanted pests. Regular vacuuming seems menial but is a necessary chore to keep pests at bay. Remove unnecessary clutter, including papers, which often provide easy hiding and nesting places, or even nesting materials, for many types of pests.
Refrain from storing items in cardboard boxes because they are easily chewed through. The best storage item is sturdy plastic or metal bins.
The most logical piece of the preventative pest control puzzle is disposing of garbage. Franklin residents produce a lot of trash, and it requires proper storage, including closing garbage bags. Why? Wildlife, such as raccoons or rats, are a nuisance and will dig through open garbage left outside. Wildlife tends to learn quickly if you provide an easy meal. Regular rinsing of garbage containers is recommended due to food or liquid left on the bottom can attract pests.
Preventative Pest Control – Food Storage
Food Storage is a common area that will attract unwanted pests. This area On the Spot recommends several simple steps:
- Store food in sealed containers and/or in the refrigerator.
- Food spills, crumbs, liquids, etc. should be cleaned up immediately
- Wash or place dirty dishes in the dishwasher
- Inspect your groceries (including packaging and bags/boxes) as you are putting them away
- Pet food should be stored in sealed containers
- Do not leave pet food outside (it is highly attractive to rodents in particular). If you feed your pet outdoors, immediately remove the dish after he has done eating. Do not leave ‘leftovers’ outdoors.
Finally, regularly monitor your home or business for any moisture problems and rectify any found promptly.
Franklin Preventative Pest Control
The Franklin, NJ home or business owner who undertakes sound preventative pest control measures is a happy home or business owner. Understanding that good preventative pest control coupled with the professional pest control services provided by On the Spot Pest Control, will provide peace of mind and reduce the chances of an invasion of unwanted pests significantly. Shelter, water, and food are what pests look for. If you remove it, they will go elsewhere.
Start today and protect your home or business with Franklin’s premier pest control company, On the Spot Pest Control. (908)-350-8215
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