Pest Control Basics

Pest Control 101


Pest control is an area many of us only take notice of when it’s too late. Although here at Galway Pest Services we’re always on call to help you deal with any residential pest-related issues you may be having, we thought we would share our advice and tips on how you can help to make sure you continue to live a pest-free life. Many of the tips we are about to share with you may seem like common knowledge, however, this does not lessen the importance of ensuring you pay attention to the various potential areas in which you could potentially be inviting unwanted pests in your such as rats, mice, and cockroaches into your home. 


Why Do Pests Come Inside?


First of all, cut off any potential food sources. You should leave absolutely no traces of food on any tables, floors, or anywhere you have recently eaten. As well as this, make sure that all your food is correctly stored away and secured in suitable containers. Food is perhaps the main reason pests enter your home in the first place. So, in order to prevent pests, depriving them of food is the first step you must take. In addition to correctly storing food, it is also important to make sure that perishable food such as fruit and vegetables are quickly discarded once they lose their ripeness. As well as food, pests are often on the lookout for sources of water, so do your best to make sure that there are no leaky taps or appliances which may be providing thirsty pests with exactly what they are looking for. 



Pest Control in the home



How Do Pests Get In?


Following on from food, another critical pest control problem is finding out exactly how pests can enter your home. In order to eat any leftover food or scraps which are lying around, pests must first find a way to get in, right? Be sure to check for crevices and spaces, no matter how small, where potential pests could use as a way of getting into your home. To avoid this, make sure there are no windows or doors left open at night, as well as keeping an eye out for small cracks or holes which may provide pests with the perfect entry point to your home. 



Should I Use Pesticides?


Another excellent way to keep pests under control is to use the correct pesticides whenever necessary. If you begin to notice the presence of pests, then it is important to act quickly before this problem grows any larger than it needs to be. Once you detect the presence of pests, be sure to get in touch with us here at Galway Pest Services, and we will provide you with a quick consultation and advise you at to what your next move should be. 



Pay Attention To Outside


A final point on pest management in your home is to divert your attention to outside your home! If you have any outside areas which are used to store wood or as compost heaps, be sure to place these areas far away from your house if possible. As well as this, pay attention to any trees, leaves or other foliage which is close to your house. Areas such as these provide shelter for pests and the closer this shelter is to your home, the more likely they are to try their luck! 


So, if you find yourself having any trouble with unwanted pests in Galway, feel free to get in touch with us here at GPS by simply clicking the ‘contact us’ link below.


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