Ways to Prevent Pests from Getting into Your Home
Effective and ongoing pest control is essential to prevent rodents, bugs, and other unwanted critters from entering your home. If pests get inside of your home, they can spread diseases, carry fleas, cause allergic reactions, do damage to your house, and have several other negative impacts. When it comes to pests, prevention is the best method. Once pests are inside, it is much more difficult to get them to leave than taking measures to prevent them from entering in the first place. As such, homeowners need to protect themselves by properly pest-proofing their home. Here are some of the best ways to prevent pests from getting into your home.
Insulate your home
Insulating your home doesn’t just keep your home comfortable and save you money on your energy bill, it can also be an effective method for keeping pests out. Two types of insulation that are especially effective for preventing pests from entering your home are mineral wool compact insulation and cellulose insulation—both of which Paragon Protection offers. As a bonus, these are also two of the most environmentally-friendly insulation options as well.
Seal off any openings
If you have any cracks or holes in your home, make sure to seal them up as soon as possible. Such cracks serve as a welcome sign for all sorts of small critters to sneak into your space. When checking for cracks, pay special attention to the area around doors or windows where small fissures or gaps are common.
During the warmer months of the year, you may feel tempted to open your windows and doors. In doing so, however, you could let a lot more than fresh air in. To enjoy the fresh air without opening your door to pests, consider installing screens to your windows and doors.
Tend to your trash
An open trash can look like a delicious buffet to hungry pests. To avoid leading pests into your home, make sure to seal off your trash can with a lid. In addition, you should also empty your trash can regularly into a sealed bin in an outside location.
Do some landscaping
Tree branches and shrubbery can serve as a bridge for pests to climb across and into your space. To make it more difficult for pests to get inside, trim any branches that are close to your home.
Paragon Protection is a leading insulation company in Chicago. We offer a wide range of insulation options—including mineral wool compact insulation and cellulose insulation—to keep the air in and pests out. For more information regarding our services, contact us today.