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Why You May Not be Cleaning Thoroughly Enough to Deter Pests

We’re not saying that your house isn’t clean, we have no doubt that you do your best to maintain your home in the most sanitary conditions possible. It’s just that at Premium Termite and Pest Control, with our service areas in Southern California, we see things from a different point of view, and we understand how relentless some pests can be in finding a way to survive in even the most sterile environments.

So, if you’ve found yourself battling a pest infestation that you just can’t seem to shake, it’s not your fault, and you’re not alone. If these invaders were easy to avoid and remove, they wouldn’t be called pests. Just contact-us. We’ll help you restore your home to a pest-free state quickly, professionally and on a schedule that fits your life.

Let’s look at a few reasons why your home might have attracted pests to begin with. You’ll probably be surprised about how many hidden attractants exist in your living spaces.

Hidden Pest Attractants

There are several areas of your home that can lure pests inside, that you’ve likely never given a second thought to. We’ll list some of these here:

  1. Garbage cans. While you take the trash out regularly, and it’s likely fitted with a lid to help deter pests from entering the can, how often do you clean your physical trash can? Food and other debris can build up on the inside, on the lid and around the bottom of the can. Garbage cans are messy affairs, and the smallest crumb can be enough to attract pests.
  2. Your pets. Not only can pests hitchhike from your yard, but they might also be attracted to your pet’s food. Be sure to clean your pet’s food bowls daily and remove them from the floor at night to avoid this issue.
  3. The dishwasher. Yes, we know we should rinse every dish before putting it in the dishwasher, but in all honesty, sometimes that step is skipped. Spills, drinks,sauce and more can be trapped in the filter bin of your dishwasher, making a tasty buffet for pests. In addition, humidity on an improperly insulated dishwasher can build up in the cabinet space, providing water to thirsty pests.

The Truth is, No Home is Spotless

Try as we might, things happen when you’re living a busy life, especially with children. From crumbs in the couch to hidden treasures in pockets, things have a way of getting dirty. For the best protection against pests, contact Premium TPC and schedule your home for quarterly preventative treatment. This is just added insurance against the messes of life, and the pests they might bring.

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