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What Attracts Bugs & How to Prevent a Pest Infestation in Your Canoga Park, CA Kitchen

There are good things and bad things about being a homeowner. When you own your home, you get to have free reign over so many things. You can choose your flooring, paint color, home improvement projects, and more. You also get to start building equity in your home the longer you own it. There are also some bad parts that come along with the positives. Owning your home means that you are in charge of maintaining it and fixing anything that is in need of repair. One thing that you need to be responsible for as a homeowner is your pest control. No one wants to have pests in their home. The good news is that there are things that you can do on a daily basis that will help prevent you from getting pests in your home. Today Ventura Pest Control wants to share some simple pest prevention tips with you.

What Attracts Bugs in Your House?

Before you can understand how to get rid of pests it helps to understand what they come into your home for. Pests come into your home looking for food, water, and shelter. They are simply trying to survive the day and your home looks like a good place to do that in. Understanding this will aid you in your pest prevention plan.

Mouse & Pest Proof Food Storage to Prevent Pest Infestations

The first thing you will want to do is make sure that you keep your food put away at all times. If you have food out on your table or countertops you are making it really easy for pests to find food. Once they get into your home they do not have to search hard to find the nourishment they are looking for. They will not be in a hurry to leave if it is easy for them to keep finding food. Do you have food that would be easy for pests to get into? If you do you will want to put it in different containers. Store all of your food in containers that the pests will not be able to get inside.

Clean Dishes to Keep Bugs Out of Kitchen

You will also want to make sure that you clean your dishes regularly. If you have dishes in your sink they most likely have some food on them. Pests will come and find their way into your sink to eat their next meal. Cleaning your dishes on a regular basis will help with this problem.

Pest Proof Outdoor Trash Cans

Another place that you will want to take care of are your outside garbage cans. Your garbage cans clearly have food in them. Pests are not picky and will eat the food right out of your garbage can. Ventura Pest Control recommends that you get trash cans that have lids on them and make sure that you keep them closed at all times. This way the pests will not be able to get into your garbage can to look for food.

Pest Management

Taking all of these preventative measures will definitely help you keep unwanted pests out of your house. If you do end up with pests in your home you will want to give Ventura Pest Control a call. We can come out and help you get rid of any pests that may have found their way into your home.

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