The last thing that you want are mice, cockroaches or other pests making your home theirs as well. However, you may also feel bad about removing them in an inhumane way. The good news is that there are ways to keep pests out of your house without doing anything to make them suffer unnecessarily.
Eliminate Food Sources
Pests want to get into your home because they think that there is food available. If you get rid of the food, you can likely get rid of the pests. This can be done by sealing your trash containers, clearing dishes after dinner at night and keeping your pet’s food out of sight. You should also consider vacuuming and sweeping floors to get rid of crumbs or other particles that rodents or pests may feast on.
Secure the Perimeter
Many pests like to hide where we can’t see them. This is why crawl space encapsulation can be a great way to keep pests and rodents from gaining entry to your home. You should also look into caulking windows or using copper mesh to fill in holes around the exterior of your home. Weather stripping can guard against pests or rodents from getting into your garage or through the front door. All of these steps can stop unwanted creatures from getting into your home without the need to kill them.
Check Your Home for Water Leaks
Mice, mosquitoes and other critters may be attracted to your home because it offers easy access to water. Therefore, it is important to get rid of any sources of standing water both inside and outside of your home. It is also a good idea to check for leaky pipes, faucets or anything else that could allow water to stand or pool in a given spot.
Use Sound to Keep Pests Away
Emitting noises at high frequencies can disorient the pests that have tried to make their way into your home. While it will not hurt these prospective invaders, it will annoy them enough that they won’t want to come any closer. Therefore, they will seek to find food or shelter in someone else’s home instead.
Pests that are allowed to roam free in your home can cause serious damage to your property. They can also be a source of many different types of health ailments that could negatively impact yourself or your family. If you don’t feel comfortable taking pest control measures on your own, you can call a pest control company to take care of the problem on your behalf.