Proper Home Management: A Way To A Pest-Free Living
Whether you admit it or not, pests are one of the worst things that can totally make homes undesirable to live in. Whoever wants to live in a house full of rats, flies, cockroaches, termites, and other bugs? Nobody wants them inside our homes, and nobody wishes to invite them to stay.
But pests seem to get the idea that you want them to build their homes when your house does not seem to be spick-and-span. For all we know, they thrive on areas that are very untidy and dirty. As much as we want them out of lives, we must make sure that our homes are clean enough to shoo the unwanted pests out of our houses.
If you think you have done enough to make them go away, yet they still haunt you, then it still was not enough. To lessen the burden of battling against pest problems, here are some of the simplest and most recommended tips for a pest-free home.
Keep areas open and clutter-free. Pests usually stay in kitchens, and sometimes in living rooms and bedrooms. They are able to get inside through roofs, attics, and/or basements, and even bathrooms. They get attracted in areas where there is cold temperature. So, make sure you do your own fair-share of organizing your things to make your home well-ventilated and clean.
Proper food storage. Food that is not properly stored or disposed attracts many pests. Even crumbs that are scattered on the table can invite the pests in. Therefore, everyone at home is encouraged to practice the habit of keeping any food sealed in container, and make sure to clean up every after eating.
Do a routine of checking for suspicious holes or other openings. Unnoticeably, pests enter our homes through holes, crevices, cracks, windows, and other small holes. To stop the pests from getting free access to houses, check all corners if there are holes. Seal all holes and openings (no matter how small) with the use of steel wool. And, as much as possible, do regular checking for cracks and openings, and immediately seal them away.
Clean and tidy the surroundings. To avoid pest, the basic thing to is to make your home and all the surroundings clean and tidy. It is your best defense in fighting against pests. Always remember that pests love to stay in very dirty areas, so clean whatever needs to be clean. Dispose your garbage in sealed garbage cans and containers. Don’t litter anywhere.
Don’t just focus on the inner parts of the house. Make sure that your backyard or garden are clean enough to keep pests away. But, if things get a little out of hand, then you can call a pest professional to help you do away with the pest problem.
Your home should be a safe sanctuary where you and your family members would not worry about anything. Having pests takes away a bit of your home’s security. It can even lead to serious health problems if not taken cared of. Cleaning is not a heavy task, so manage and protect your home from pests by cleaning every now and then.
Precy Jane Cabugao is a REALTORS®, a PRC and HLURB Registered Real Estate Professional, and a Founding Member of Filipino Homes. She works as an online marketing director, social media manager, digital marketing trainer and consultant for Leuterio Realty and Brokerage.