A messy home can cause stress, health issues and, worst of all, bugs. Pests like to enter homes and cause chaos for the unsuspecting homeowners. The best way to prevent pests inside is to have a strong treatment plan and a spotless home.
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A messy home can cause stress, health issues and, worst of all, bugs. Pests like to enter homes and cause chaos for the unsuspecting homeowners. The best way to prevent pests inside is to have a strong treatment plan and a spotless home. Terminix® and Merry Maids® — an exceptional home cleaning service — have partnered together to offer homeowners an easy solution for a clean, pest-free home. As part of the ServiceMaster family, one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks, Merry Maids and Terminix have been delivering trusted specialized home services to customers across the United States for decades.
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If you’re looking for answers on how to prevent pests in the home, the simplest way is to keep every room tidy. Bugs like to enter homes in search of food and shelter. Cluttered spaces are ideal hiding spots for pests to hide and thrive. Crumbs on the kitchen counter or on the floor make the perfect meal for ants and cockroaches. To prevent pests indoors, deep clean your home by:
• Sweeping and vacuuming daily.
• Wiping off counter tops to get rid of any crumbs.
• Dusting around windows and corners.
• Keeping microwaves and ovens clean of any crumbs or residue.
Attics & Basements
Bugs often like to hide in the attic and basement, where they can
remain undisturbed for long periods of time. Sealing potential entry points can help, but tiny bugs will likely find a way inside. Silverfish and centipedes are commonly found in storage boxes that h
ave been sitting in the dark for a long time. Doing some organizational cleaning can help remove potential hiding spots. Throw out unneeded clutter so you don’t have silverfish taking up residence in your home.
Bugs don’t just appear inside the home from thin air. They make their way in from the outside. Leaf or debris clutter, overgrown vegetation and standing water around the foundation of the home tend to attract pests. And the closer they are to your home, the easier it is for them to get inside. Ways to prevent pests in your yard include:
• Removing any wood, debris or leaf piles where bugs can hide.
• Mowing and raking the lawn regularly.
• Trimming or removing any shrubs around the foundation of the house.
• Cleaning out the gutters regularly