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5 Simple Ways to Enjoy a Pest-free New Year

2015 came and went in the blink of an eye, and now it’s time to make resolutions to make 2016 an even better year than the last. These 5 simple ideas will help your family (and your Chantilly home) enjoy a pest-free year.

1. Get organized.

Is there any area of your house where clutter abounds? If not in your normal living area, perhaps you could get more organized in storage areas like your attic, garage, or basement. Take a little time to tidy up and you’ll lessen the risk of pests that love lurking in dark corners – like cockroaches.

2. Eliminate moisture.

Accumulating moisture in or near your home creates an ideal environment for a wide variety of pests – from spiders to rodents. Check around for leaky pipes, dripping faucets, and any other areas where stagnant water may be accumulating, then fix the problem as soon as possible.

3. Seal up your openings.

Check your doors, windows, and foundation for cracks, gaps, and other openings that may provide an entry point for pests. Use caulk to seal up these tiny entryways. This is the primary way pests enter homes, so this measure will be well worth your time!

4. Resolve to keep a clean kitchen.

Taking simple measures in the kitchen – like sweeping the floor, wiping down countertops, washing dishes and removing trash regularly – can go a long way in keeping your home pest-free.

5. Enlist the help of a pest control company.

At Green Pest Services, we’re well-equipped to help you with your pest prevention needs in 2016. Contact us for a thorough inspection and consultation. We’ll make it simple to check “pest control” off your resolutions list.