Tips for prolonging the benefits of your pest service

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Whether your home is infested with bed bugs, termites, carpenter ants, or any other creepy crawly creatures, professional pest control services can help you regain your home and your peace of mind. But what happens after the exterminator leaves? If you want to keep your home bug-free, there are a few things you need to do.

  • Keep Your Home Clean: Be sure to clean up any crumbs or spills as soon as possible. Also, tightly secure and put away all food when you are done with it. Nothing attracts pests more than the smell of an easy meal.
  • Wash Linens Often: If your home received pest control services for a bed bug infestation, be sure to wash and inspect your linens often to prevent a new infestation.
  • Repair Access Points: While the exterminator is still at your home, ask him to point out any holes, cracks, or crevices where pests may gain access to your home. Repair or fill-in these access points as quickly as possible to “bug proof” your home.
  • Fix Plumbing Leaks: One of the most crucial elements of a bug infestation is moisture. Termites and carpenter ants, for example, thrive in damp areas. For maximum pest protection, be sure to fix plumbing leaks both inside and around the exterior of your home.
  • Conduct Self-Inspections: By conducting regular self-inspections of your home, you’ll be able to spot any pests before they become a bigger problem. If your home was treated for an infestation, be sure to thoroughly check the areas where the pests lived.

With over two decades in the extermination industry, we’ve learned a thing or two about managing pests. For more tips on how to keep your home bug-free, contact Rest Assured Pest Control at (410) 317-8510.