The Key To Keeping Your Reno Home Pest-Free

Have you ever experienced a pest problem? Unless you are incredibly lucky, your answer is almost certainly “yes.” Whether it was cockroaches, ants, rodents, or any other creature on the long list of residential pests, you’ve likely had your fair share of pest-related headaches.
 
Pests are a fact of life here in Reno and beyond. Our Reno pest control experts understand the struggle and are here to make your life easier by solving your pest problems. We’re also going to let you in on some secrets to preventing pests. Read on to get the scoop on the most common pests, how to keep them away, and how ongoing pest control can help.

Common Home Invaders

At Natura Pest Control, we get calls about all sorts of pests, from ants to cockroaches to rodents and beyond. While we provide home pest control for almost any pest, some are much more common than others. Here is a list of the most prevalent pests in Reno:

  • Ants - Carpenter ants, odorous house ants, pavement ants, and other ant species commonly infest Reno properties.
  • Cockroaches - Cockroaches usually emerge at night to scavenge for food. They are highly unsanitary and carriers of multiple diseases.
  • Spiders - Spiders commonly enter homes searching for food and shelter. A couple of species are dangerous to humans, but the vast majority of household spiders are innocuous, aside from their presence indicating other underlying pest problems.
  • Rodents - Mice and rats often seek shelter in residential homes, especially during the colder months. They can contaminate food, damage property, and expose humans to diseases.
  • Aphids -  Aphids can be a hugely destructive force to gardens and trees on your property, spreading a number of plant diseases that can ruin your lively lawn.
  • Moles - With their constant digging, moles can wreak havoc on your lawn, lowering its structural integrity and introducing fall hazards to people, pets, and livestock. 

These common home invaders, and others, can be eliminated through professional pest control. Next up, we’ll explore ways that you can keep these pests out of your home in the first place.

Seal Off Entry Points

The best pest control for your home begins with pest prevention. Sealing off any potential entry points for pests can help keep bugs and rodents out of your home. 
 
Ants, roaches, spiders, and other small insects can fit through the tiniest spaces. Often, they will crawl through gaps around windows and doors or where utility pipes or cables enter the home. Any crack or crevice on the outside of your home can serve as an entry point for bugs.
 
Rats and mice, although much larger, can still fit through surprisingly small openings. Rats can squeeze themselves through holes as small as quarters, and mice only need dime-sized spaces.
 
Pest control services advise inspecting your home for any cracks, holes, gaps, or crevices and sealing them to eliminate these access points for pests. It is also recommended that you install mesh screens over vents, drains, and chimney openings. Keeping doors and windows closed and installing tight-fitting screens on windows can also keep pests at bay.

Remove Trash And Debris

Another best practice when it comes to home pest control and prevention is to keep your property free of trash and debris. Pests are constantly searching for food, and garbage is a huge attractant for them. Be sure to use trash cans with tight-fitting lids, both inside your home and for your outdoor receptacles. Seal trash bags before putting them in your outdoor trash cans, and don’t let garbage pile up. Have your trash picked up or bring it to the dump at least once a week.
 
Yard debris can also attract pests. Many types of pests will hide or nest in piles of debris like leaves or scrap wood. Rodents, cockroaches, spiders, ticks, fleas, and other pests could be lurking in your yard debris. Firewood can similarly serve as a nesting area for pests. Keep wood stacked at least 20 feet away from your home and inspect the logs before bringing them indoors.
 
Following these best practices can help protect your home from pests, but it’s possible that a pest problem could occur despite taking these preventative measures. If your home becomes infested with any type of pest, you should seek help from a residential pest control company. In the final section, we’ll explain the benefits of an ongoing pest control service.

Ongoing Home Pest Control

There are so many pests who would love nothing more than to move into your home with you. Fending off all of these pests is exhausting, but ongoing pest control for your home from Natura Pest Control can provide a lasting solution to your pest problems. 
 
Natura Pest Control is a commercial and residential pest control company in Reno, NV. We offer an unlimited service subscription, which means that we will treat your property for pests as many times as necessary throughout the year.
 
To keep your home pest-free and have peace of mind all year long, contact Natura Pest Control today.

 

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