5 Ways to Prevent Pests In and Around Your Home Are you seeing a large number of creepy crawlers in and around your home? If so you may be surprised that there are several easy ways that you can help reduce the number of pests in and around your home.

  1. Keep Storage Areas Clean – It’s important to periodically clean out closets and other storage areas that are rarely used to prevent pests from creating nests in these inconspicuous areas.

  2. Clean up the Yard – Before pests make their way into your home, they’ll set up shop in your yard. If you’re looking to keep pests at bay, it’s important to clean up around your yard. Get rid of any dead plants, fallen limbs, and tall weeds. It’s also important to keep your plants trimmed back because excess foliage can be a great area for pests to build their nests. Woodpiles and any fallen fruits serve as food sources for ants and termites.

  3. Get Rid of Scraps of Food – Removing scraps of food from your home is an easy way to help reduce your pest problems. Most pest control companies will tell you that food is the number one reason why pests make their way into your home. If pests aren’t able to find food in your home they’ll have to look elsewhere.

  4. Seal Any Cracks or Holes – Aside from keeping your home clean, it’s important to seal any cracks or holes that can allow pests to make their way into your home. Mice and insects can gain entry to your home through these small openings. Sealing these cracks is just one more way to make it harder for pests to invade your home.

  5. Call a Professional Pest Control Company – Many times taking care of your pest control problem on your own is an uphill battle. Many of the products that you’ll find at your local hardware store simply aren’t powerful enough to get rid of a large pest infestation in your home. If you’ve had enough of pests invading your home, it’s likely time to call in a professional pest control company that can take care of any problem you may have.



Call Thompson Brothers Today


If you’ve tried several of the steps listed above and still can’t get rid of the pests in your home, call a local pest control company to take care of your problem once and for all. Thompson Brothers Exterminating has served the Greenville and Spartanburg areas for nearly three decades and we would be more than happy to give you a free estimate today.


We look forward to making your home bug free as quickly as possible!


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