How To Keep Your Germantown Home Pest Free All Year

12/26/2014


General Pest Control   

Making sure that pests do not choose your home to move into and make their home is not just a job for the spring and summer months. Pest control in Germantown homes needs to be a year-round commitment. Many pests remain active throughout all the seasons and if they are not prevented against continuously, they will choose your home to live in, nest in, damage, and introduce disease to. By making some simple changes around your home and partnering with American Pest you can be sure that pests will not be a problem for your home and property, no matter what time of year it is!

There are many things that you as a homeowner can do both inside and outside of your home to help prevent pests from choosing it to invade. The pros at American Pest want to offer you some easy tips to help keep pests under control around your Germantown property:

Outdoor prevention tips:

  • Trim back trees and shrubs from the exterior of your home. Pests like to hide in overgrown landscaping and can use their branches to gain easy access to your home.

  • Make sure that there is at least a one inch barrier of stone or like material between your home’s foundation and the grass or mulch.

  • Remove piles of leaves and other organic debris from your yard. Regularly mow your lawn.

  • Store outdoor trash cans a distance away from the exterior of your home. Make sure they have tight fitting lids.

  • If possible, place gardens and compost piles away from the exterior of your home.

  • Check your home’s foundation for cracks, crevices, or holes and seal those areas.

  • Inspect your roof- replace any missing or loose shingles, and make sure that your chimney has tight fitting cap on it.

  • Clean out your gutters. Pests can hide and live in the debris of clogged gutters.

  • Reduce or eliminate as many areas of standing water around your Germantown property as possible.

Indoor prevention tips:

  • Keep clutter to a minimum, especially in basement, attic, and closet areas. Pests like to hide, live and nest in areas of clutter.

  • Regularly vacuum and dust your home.

  • Routinely move large appliances and clean out behind them.

  • Rotate dry goods that are stored in your pantry and keep produce and other food in the refrigerator, instead of out on the counter.

  • Don’t leave dishes in the sink overnight.

  • Replace torn or ripped screens, and caulk any openings found around exterior windows and doors.

  • Install door sweeps under exterior doors.

Even though there are many ways to help prevent pests, pest prevention is still a difficult and somewhat time consuming task. Partnering with a professional pest control company will help to take the time and stress of pest control off of your busy shoulders. At American Pest, we have several home pest control programs to choose from depending on your unique needs that all offer complete, environmentally-friendly pest control solutions.

  • Preferred Care- This program provides both interior and exterior treatments with year-round coverage. Our professionals will treat and protect your home against 30-plus household pests throughout the year on a bi-monthly basis (6 times per year). We also seal pest entry points and offer rodent monitoring and control.

  • Preferred Care Plus- Same services as Preferred Care program with the added addition of termite monitoring, mosquito control, and tick reduction services.

  • Preferred Care Complete- Same services as Preferred Care program with the addition of termite elimination, mosquito control, and tick reduction services.

Along with pest control programs that treat, control, and eliminate common household pests, we have programs that are geared to treating specific pest problems. These programs include: bed bug services, termite control, mosquito mitigation, tick mitigation, and stink bug reduction.

American Pest’s S.T.A.R. (Survey, Target, Analyze, and Report) program helps to ensure that all of our pest control programs deliver what they promise. The S.T.A.R. program stands for:

  • Survey: A thorough survey of your home, looking for pest activity and pest entry points.

  • Target: Customized targeted pest treatment solutions.

  • Analyze: We analyze the outcome of treatment, and then fix areas that need improving with your treatment services.

  • Report: We will report our finding back to you in an effort to help avoid future pest problems.

In addition to offering superior pest control services American Pest gives our Germantown customers even more peace of mind by promising that if a covered pest problem comes up between visits we will take care of the problem at no additional cost to you. Emergency services are also offered with assistance being available 24 hours a day; this means that whatever the season day or night we are ready and willing to help you with any pest problem you may come across.

For more information about any of our Germantown home pest control services and how we can protect your home and family by preventing pest problems year-round in your home contact us at American Pest today!






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