Here are some tips for keeping your office and home environment pest free:
Keep gutters clean and clear Shuffle stored items regularly and keep boxes tightly sealed in plastic bags.
Check storage area for rodents.
Keep all areas where food is prepared, stored, and served clean and free of crumbs and grease.
Garbage can lids should be kept closed and secured. Before storing end-of-season clothes, make sure they are clean.
Drawer and cabinet liners, paper grocery bags, and even wallpaper can be a source of food to pests.
Carefully check for pests in furniture, boxes, paper, and other items brought into your home.
Chimneys are frequented by birds and other vermin, they represent the single largest opening in a typical home. Consider chimney caps or wire mesh to cover.
Areas where pipes, cables, and wires enter walls and soffits should be sealed completely. Install 1/4-inch wire mesh (hardware cloth) over attic, roof, and crawl space vents in order to prevent entry of birds, bats, squirrels, rodents, and other wildlife.
Be sure to wear gloves when cutting and installing hardware cloth, as the wire edges are razor sharp. I hope you find these tips useful! Â
Claudia Jardine Cape Town South Pest
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