The realization that you have a pest infestation can be an alarming one. When bugs or vermin take over an area of your home, the health and safety of your family is at risk. An infestation at a school or place of business can put the well-being of the public in danger. This is why learning to prevent such an invasion is essential. By following a few simple guidelines for pest control Mesa residents are implementing, you may be able to prevent an infestation in your home or at your business.


Deterring Bugs By Removing Food and Waste

Once a few bugs make their way into your environment, they can soon begin to reproduce at a mass level. In order to stop this from occurring, one of the best steps you can take is to keep your home or workplace as clean as possible. Store food in closed containers, and clean all surfaces immediately after meal preparation and eating. Be sure that the food and pet food you bring home are properly sealed (if they are not, you could be transporting bugs into your home unwittingly). Use a trash receptacle that closes at the top, and take garbage outside and away from the building immediately.  

Blocking Entryways to Prevent Critter Infestation

Arizona has its share of small animals that will invade your home or business if they can. Such critters may include mice, bats, snakes, spiders and scorpions. If you hope to keep such pests out of your building, you might start by blocking any possible entryways before they are used. Be sure that all of your windows and doors are sealed tightly. You may be surprised by the number of gaps and holes that exist in your home or workplace. Take a look in your closets, cabinets, and pantry. Search in your attic and basement for holes in the ceilings, walls, or floorboards. Have all potential points of entry sealed to protect your environment from a critter invasion. The best way to ensure pest control in Mesa is to prevent pests from getting into your home or business.


Unwelcome bugs and critters in your home or workplace can cause much stress for the people involved. If you want to avoid hiring a Mesa pest control professional to deal with an infestation, you’ll need to prevent pests from invading your space. You can generally do this by keeping your environment clean and by sealing areas that make your home or business accessible to pests.

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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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