How do I keep pests out of my home?

Here are some tips for controlling pests in your home


Pest control is an area which unfortunately many of us tackle in a reactive manner. Instead of actively trying to prevent pests from making a nuisance of themselves in our home or garden, many of us are forced to deal with these pest related problems once they arise. In order to help you avoid any future pest problems, our team of pest control experts here at Galway Pest Services have put together a list of pest control tips which should hopefully help you enjoy a pest free summer this year.


How do I know if I have a pest problem at home?


The first thing we recommend doing is to stay vigilant and keep an eye out for any unwelcome new arrivals, such as ants, wasps, rats, mice or flies. As well as this, be sure to be watch out for a build-up of droppings or damage or gnawing marks which could be left by rats or mice. These are especially common in areas which are typically left untouched by humans, such as behind bins, in floor level cupboards and skirting boards.


Another common sign of pest infestation is when you begin to notice a strong, unpleasant smell lingering around your home. While there are many potential causes for this, pests can often be the culprit. More often than not, pests such as rats and mice pick up small morsels of food, carry them off to eat and then leave the uneaten pieces behind them once they have finished. 




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How do I prevent pests at home?


Our first piece of advice to keep pests such as rats, mice and insects out of your home is to make sure that they have no way of getting in! Make a habit of checking for small cracks around your windows and doors. No matter how small they may appear, make sure that you seal up any cracks you come across. Failure to do this will give pests easy access to your home, which they will be only too happy to avail of.


Another solid piece of advice is to make sure there are no food sources available to your unwanted house guests. This involves cleaning surfaces, vacuuming floors and making sure there are no crumbs or other snacks left lying around. Aside from warmth, searching for food is the main reason as to why pests come into your home in the first place.


A final piece of advice we can give in relation to pest control is to know when you’ve been defeated. In many cases, dealing with pest control issues such as wasp nests and cockroach infestation are best left to the professionals. So, if you find yourself needing the assistance of a pest control professional, why not get in touch with our team here at Galway Pest Services. We offer comprehensive pest control services for both domestic and commercial customers, meaning no matter how big or small your issue, we can provide you with the perfect solution.



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