After your house has been treated for pests, it’s important to maintain your home to prevent re-infestations. You may need to have repairs done to close off access points to your house such as spaces around pipes or cracks in the foundation. To keep pests away, here are some things you can do after your home has been treated.
Don’t Provide Water
Along with food, pests are usually searching for water sources when they go into a house. To help keep pests away after pest control treatments, keep the sinks and bathtub as dry as possible so not to attract them. Check under sinks and in the basement for leaky pipes and have any leaks that you find repaired.
Only Eat in Kitchen
Insects and rodents are looking for food and shelter whenever they invade a home so after a pest treatment, be careful to always eat in the kitchen. Food crumbs on the floor or in the cushions of a sofa will attract pests and you will find the house being infested again. After eating in the kitchen, wipe everything down and put away the food so it doesn’t tempt fate and draw pests.
Use Airtight Containers
Food in the pantry should be stored in airtight containers rather than left its original packaging. Rodents and insects can chew through paper or chipboard to get to food sources. A company that specialises in pest control in Waterlooville can provide more information about what to do to keep pests away after they’ve treated your home.
After your house has been fumigated, you can clean it to remove chemical residue from countertops and floors. Leave any bait traps you find in place but block your pet’s access to them so that he or she doesn’t get sick. By keeping your house clean, you can help keep pests away.