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Protect your home from Long Island Pests

Tips to protect your home from Long Island pests.

Pests on Long Island can be a significant nuisance. They can cause damage to your home and property and pose potential health risks to you and your family. This can include rodents, bugs, woodboring insects, and more. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your home from pests and keep them at bay. Preventative maintenance can help you sell your home faster. By following these tips, when you are ready to list your home you’ll have one less potential condition issue for buyers to use in a negotiation.

  1. Keep your home clean and clutter-free. Pests are attracted to food, water, and shelter, so it’s essential to keep your home clean and free of clutter to reduce their access to these resources. This includes regularly cleaning up crumbs and spills, storing food in airtight containers, and washing dishes promptly after use. While seemingly obvious, cleaning the areas of your home that get neglected periodically is essential.
  2. Repair any damage or openings in your home. Pests will find a way to enter your home through small gaps or cracks in the walls, foundation, or roof. Make sure to repair any damage or seal any openings to help prevent pests from getting in. Keep bushes, trees, and plants from coming in contact with your home. It’s another highway for problems to come in contact with your house.
  3. Use screens and doors to keep pests out. Installing screens on windows and doors can help keep insects out of your home. Make sure to repair any holes or tears in the screens, and keep doors closed when not in use. Easy ways to repair screens include kits and even clear nail polish for minor tears.
  4. Keep your yard and outdoor areas clean and well-maintained. Pests are also attracted to cluttered or unkempt outdoor areas, so keep your yard clean and debris-free. Trim back overgrown plants and remove any standing water, which can attract mosquitoes and other pests. Make sure gutter spouts are directed away from your home and keep cords of firewood a reasonable distance from your home.
  5. Use natural or chemical pest control methods. If you have a pest problem, there are various natural and chemical pest control methods you can use to get rid of them. Natural options include using essential oils, diatomaceous earth, and plant-based repellents. Chemical options include using pesticides and insecticides, which should be used with caution and according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you choose to go the chemical route, contact a professional. Over-the-counter solutions can be less effective than a pro, and you will not put yourself at a health risk.

Following these tips can help protect your home from pests and keep them at bay. Regularly inspecting your home for signs of pests and taking steps to prevent their entry can help ensure that your home stays pest-free.

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