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How to Prevent Pests Before they Infest Your Home
Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Pest Control

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Pests like insects, rodents, and wildlife can pose serious health risks for you and your family if they infest your home.  Although there are many treatments available to remove a pest infestation once it has occurred in your home, there are preventative steps you can take to ensure they never arrive in the first place. By taking precautionary steps to prevent pests from invading your home, you will save money on future extermination costs, avoid health risks, and even improve the energy efficiency of your home. The best way to prevent pests form entering your home is to find the problem areas and treat them.  If these pests cannot enter your home through these key areas, they will most likely be diverted to find another nesting place.
 
There are many problem areas in a home where pests most commonly enter. These include cracks around your doors and windows, holes in your roof and walls, access points in the foundation, and chimneys. In order to prevent these pests from accessing your home, you must locate and treat these problem areas promptly. At Greenleaf Pest Control, we not only specialize in the removal of pests, but in their prevention as well, and will work with the homeowner to ensure all possible entries points are found and treated.

 

How to Treat Problem Areas in Your Home

 

At Greenleaf Pest Control, we understand that the best way to avoid an infestation is to treat the problem areas of a home where pests often enter.  The treatment process begins with a full evaluation of your home to determine the entry points that invasive pests use to enter your home.  Once these areas are located, we will ensure they are properly sealed and treated to prevent pests from accessing your home. This includes sealing cracks around doors and windows, blocking access through holes in the foundation, sealing wall penetrations, placing chimney caps, and treating holes in the roof, and clearing cluttered gutters.

 

Repairing Damage after an Infestation

 

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Preventative steps are the best way to keep unwanted pests out of your home, but sometimes it is too late and the damage has already been done to your home.  In addition to treating the problem areas of your home, we will work with you to fix areas of your home that the invasive pests damaged.  These include holes in the walls and attic, structural damage, and damage to ventilation. Our goal is to ensure your home is not only pest free, but back to how it was before the infestation occurred. This assistance in repairs will also help treat additional areas where pests might enter your home.
 
The best way to avoid a infestation of your home is to treat the areas where the pests may enter.  Common areas where pests infiltrate your home include cracks in doors and windows, holes in walls and attics, and in your chimney and ventilation system.  At Greenleaf Pest Control, we work with our clients to ensure all problem areas of a home where pests may enter are treated to prevent future infestations from occurring.  In addition to treating these problem areas, we work with our clients to repair the damage the invasive pests have done to their home. If you believe you have invasive pests in your home or want to take preventative steps to keep them out, contact a Greenleaf Pest Control professional here.

 
About the Author:
 

Daniel Mackie, co-owner of Greenleaf Pest Control, is a Toronto pest control expert well-known as an industry go-to guy, an innovator of safe, effective pest control solutions, and is a regular guest on HGTV. Mackie, along with business partner Sandy Costa, were the first pest control professionals in Canada to use detection dogs and thermal remediation for the successful eradication of bed bugs. In his free time, he is an avid gardener.

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