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5 Tips For Ohio Homeowners To Prevent Pests

5 tips to prevent pests in ohio

Maintaining a pest-free home in Ohio is a year-round commitment. The changing seasons bring a variety of pests, each with its own set of challenges. However, by taking an active approach to prevent infestations, Ohio homeowners can keep their homes free from common pests. In this blog, we'll explore effective pest prevention tips that work year-round, helping you protect your home and family.

How To Prevent Bugs And Other Pests in Your Ohio Home

1. Seal Entry Points

Pests often find their way into homes through small cracks and gaps in doors, windows, and walls. You may find other gaps where electrical lines and pipes enter your house. Bugs, mice, and other pests love these small gaps. Regularly check for openings around entry points with caulk or expanding foam to keep pests out.

2. Keep Food Sealed

To prevent roaches and other pests, store food in sealed containers, boxes or plastic bags and keep trash bins that contain food sealed and take out regularly. Clean up food crumbs, spills, and kitchen messes quickly so pests aren’t attracted to the food.

3. Landscaping and Yard Maintenance

Trim bushes, trees, and shrubs away from your home's exterior to prevent pests from using them as bridges. Keep the yard well-maintained, as overgrown vegetation can provide hiding spots for pests. Other preventative pest control measures you could take are relocating woodpiles close to your home’s walls, cleaning out dirty gutters regularly, and keeping your lawn cut short. These can all provide hiding spots for pests around your yard.

4. Regularly Check for Signs of Pests

Stay vigilant and regularly inspect your home for signs of pests, such as droppings, gnaw marks, or insect sightings. If you see any bugs, eliminate them quickly before they have a chance to reproduce. Early detection can prevent infestations from getting out of hand. Learn more about the signs of mice infestations here.

5. Store Pet Food Properly

An often overlooked source of attracting bugs and other pests is pet food. If you have pets, store their food in airtight containers to prevent attracting pests. Don't leave pet food out overnight, as pests will see this as an easy target.

While these methods can be effective for prevention, some infestations may require professional intervention. If you notice a persistent or severe pest problem, don't hesitate to contact Ohio Pest Control for expert assistance for your home or commercial property.


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