Home infestations of pests are extremely common. More people deal with cockroaches and termites in Arizona than they would care to admit. While there is no shame in having to deal with a Mesa pest control problem, there are several steps you can take to prevent a pest infestation problem from happening for the first time or happening again. While all of the tips listed in this post are great pieces of advice that anyone could follow, there is still a chance that ants, roaches, termites, and other nasty pests could end up infesting your home and affecting your quality of life. When that happens, do not wait to call an exterminator in Mesa like Varsity Termite and Pest Control. Waiting for too long can open up opportunities for a more serious problem and widespread infestation. Luckily, there are quality professional exterminators out there who can help you with you problem.

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Read on to learn more about the different ways you can prevent pests in your home today.

Clean up your yard

In Arizona, pests do not just magically appear in your home. They came from somewhere, and that somewhere is the first place they have colonized. This original colony is likely your front of back yard. To prevent pests from moving into your home from outside, there are steps you can take to keep them from infesting your yard.

A proper anti-pest deep yard cleaning will include several important steps. First, be sure your yard is free of pest-attracting things like fallen fruit, dead foliage, fallen and broken tree branches, and weeds. Trim the foliage around your home as well. Empty any and all containers in your yard that may contain any of the above materials, trash, or standing water. Standing water is a hotspot for pests like flies, mosquitoes, and termites to breed. Keeping your yard free from these things is a great first step in pest prevention.

Get rid of any and all scraps of food and crumbs

Pests will colonize a space for two reasons: nesting and food. Mostly food. If you free your home of standing food, crumbs, and scraps, it will greatly decrease the chance of your home being invaded by pests. Why would they infest your home if there was not an open supply of food? Clean out your drawers, under sinks and your fridge, behind your fridge, and above your cabinets and fridge as well. Also clean out your pantry and cabinets to sweep out any old crumbs that may remain. Keep pantry non perishables closed and sealed. Be sure to put away leftovers immediately in airtight containers and wash all your dishes right away – that includes the dishes that can easily accumulate in the sink. Also try to vacuum your carpets and sweep your floors regularly. Keep your trash tightly tied up and emptied regularly, and be sure to clean any pet food bowls that may be on the ground as well. If a pest can smell it, they will definitely go after it.

Clean neglected spaces and storage areas

Pests will often colonize where they will not be disturbed or threatened. These spaces are usually the most neglected or rarely used spaces in and around your home. To make sure pests do not have the time or desire to move into one of these empty spaces, take some time to deep clean your closets, guest rooms, work shed, and other seldom used spots. Also be sure to go around your kitchen, bedrooms, and living rooms to clean out your drawers, shelves, containers, boxes, and cabinets. Cockroaches especially love to hide in spaces like this when they first move in and other pests love building their nests in these undisturbed areas.

Block their entrances

Pests can get in from the outside through any number of entrances that may be hidden around your home. Check your windows and doors for cracks and holes and seal them up accordingly. Check around windowpanes, outlets, doorframes, air conditioning vents, and other spots.

Trust a professional with an infestation

If you do your best to prevent an infestation of pests, there is always a chance that they may find a way to move in anyway. When this situation arises, do not try and fix the problem yourself. Trusted exterminators like Varsity Termite and Pest Control can absolutely help you with your pest problem and do it right the first time. Sometimes trying to treat a serious infestation of any pet could result in further damage and more time for pests to breed and grow the infestation. By calling a quality pest control specialist immediately, you are saving yourself time, money in the long run, and the risk of further damage.

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Varsity Termite and Pest Control can help! Located locally in Mesa, Arizona, Varsity Termite and Pest Control has a talented team of pest control specialists and exterminators ready to take on your minor or challenging pest problem. If you have a termite, ant, roach, or scorpion problem, Varsity Termite and Pest Control is the company that can help you get rid of pests and keep them gone. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and how we can help you on your journey to keep your home completely pest free for good!

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Gary Dobert

Gary is the co-owner of Varsity Termite and Pest Control, a family owned and operated company in Arizona with over 21 years of experience. They specialize in termite and scorpion control services.

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