Pest Defense At Home When Traveling
With all of those vacation days piling up, it may be time to take a trip to somewhere new. Whether you’re planning to travel to another state or another continent, here are a few simple things you should do before you leave to ensure that critters don’t sneak in the back door while you’re gone:
Seems like an obvious tip, but cleaning before you head out can greatly reduce the number of pests that may try to wiggle into your home while you’re traveling. As a staple rule, make sure that your kitchen is clean of any food scraps, and do your due diligence to take out the trash and recyclables. Furthermore, try your best to wash the dishes in the sink—or at the very least—throw them in the dishwasher. By removing both what it under and in your sink, pests will have less of a reason to infiltrate.
Sort Your Perishables
Another extremely easy thing to do, but still so often overlooked. After your bags are packed, take a quick inventory of your fruit out on the counter, and see how they are coming along. If they are currently ripe, and your trip will be a week or longer, either bring them along to eat or throw them in the trash. Same goes for bread and any other foods that may have a strong smell associated with them rotting. If there is one thing you should know about pests, it is that they love the smell of rotting or decomposing food—especially fruit. Indeed, it is the savory smell of mature fruit that bring fruit flies to the party; a party that you certainly do not want to deal with upon your return.
Call in the Cavalry
Giving a quick call to the professionals a few days before you embark can prove to be very beneficial in keeping pests out. They can come up with customized comprehensive plans that will ensure that the pests stay out—not only for the duration of your trip, but well after that. The professionals can take the worry and work out of preparing your house for pest defense, so all you need to focus on is the best places to eat on your journey.
Should you follow these tips, you will be welcomed back to a clean and pest-free home once you are done making memories away. All it takes is a little bit of effort, and you can extract a whole lot of gain.
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