Pest Treatment and Prevention Tips

Your home is the last place you want to have a pest problem. Not only are pests annoying, but they can present a variety of health issues if they come in contact with humans and pets. Pest treatments and prevention go hand-in-hand, therefore it’s necessary to address both when you are performing do-it-yourself pest control. 


Keep your home and environment pest-free with these tips: 


Outdoor 

The beginning of any pest infestation starts outside. It’s important to maintain a pest-free yard by knowing what attracts pests and how to prevent them from making a comfortable home around yours. 


Keep these tips in mind for both pest control inspection and pest treatment:

  • Identify common pests in your area 
  • Keep trees, bushes, and landscape trimmed to allow more sunlight in
  • Seal any holes or cracks around the house and gutters 
  • Regularly clean out gutters 
  • Ensure your irrigation system is functioning properly 
  • Avoid moisture around the perimeter of your home
  • Regularly clean up leaves and debris around the yard 
  • Avoid having foliage touching your house 
  • Eliminate scrap wood in your yard 
  • Avoid still water sources 
  • Do not overwater your lawn or garden 
  • Store trash cans far away from your home
  • Use a backpack sprayer, like our 4.75 Gallon Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer
  • With your chosen sprayer or fogger, completely cover the trees, grass, shrubs, and other foliage around your backyard
  • When spraying, do not neglect the underside of the leaves 
  • Keep a spraying schedule to stay on track 
  • Apply pesticides to gutters and any overhangs around the house
Man using Tomahawk's 4.75 Gallon Battery Powered Backpack Sprayer for Pest Control

Indoor 

While it is less common to spray indoors, for some households, this could be a necessity. Before spraying the interior of your home with pest treatment or prevention, carefully choose a pesticide that is safe to use indoors. Be mindful of the ingredients and where you are spraying. After spraying inside, try to stay out of your home for a few hours to let the pesticide settle and dry. 


Keep these tips in mind for both pest control inspection and pest treatment:

  • Assess any openings that pests could enter from
  • Dispose of garbage weekly and keep a lid on
  • Vacuum weekly
  • Store food in sealed containers 
  • Wipe down kitchen counters and floors to eliminate crumbs and food buildup
  • Keep pet bowls and the area surrounding clean
  • Store pet food in sealed containers 
  • Routinely check under sinks for moisture and residue 
  • Keep your home free of clutter
  • Check your pets often for ticks 
  • Eliminate clutter from the attic, closets, garages, and storage areas
  • Seal and repair any torn window or door screens
  • Repair any broken vents
  • Keep a spraying schedule to stay on track 


Pest control inspection and pest treatment around your home and yard do not require hiring a pest control company. Once you understand what types of pests are attracted to your environment and how they behave, you can be on top of any potential infestation. 


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