There’s no knowing what diseases are lurking these days. Lyme disease is now in all 50 states, and even wasps are starting to be out of control. You may think your own backyard is safe, but that could just be because you don’t see the pests hiding.
To keep your family safe, be ready for both seen and unseen pests.
Call for Pest Control
You see droppings but can’t pinpoint the culprit. You see tunnels caused by termites. You see containers with rat bites. Don’t ignore the signs. A pest control company in New England can inspect the house and get rid of the pests faster than you could find their hideout and drive them away yourself. Pests know just how to hide, and your limited means and knowledge would be no match for them, especially when dealing with pests that reproduce quickly.
Clean Surroundings Thoroughly
Your first line of defense is a clean environment. Vacuum or sweep the floor regularly, and disinfect surfaces around the house. Pay special attention to the preparation area in the kitchen, and doorknobs. Disinfectant sprays should help you deal with most of the common bacteria found in homes, but washing hands with soap is also a good habit to instill in the family.
Keep the House in Good Order
This might be a surprise to you, but keeping pests away is not a one-time task. You have to keep your surroundings clean, so pests won’t come back. You also want to continue disinfecting surfaces, as any member of the family, including pests and guests, might bring in bacteria and viruses any time. To top it all off, dirty air filters may circulate disease-carrying bacteria and make everyone vulnerable to sicknesses.
Having a home is a nice thought, but only if you’re not sharing it with unwanted and unseen guests. Get them out and keep them out.