Keep Your House Pest-Free While Traveling

Envision this: after a wonderful vacation, you’re eager to unwind in your cozy home, only for you to discover that it’s filled with unwanted guests. Let’s look at some typical mistakes people make before leaving town that can draw in these unwanted guests.

Typical errors that Invite Pests

Before you start packing your bags, here are a few typical mistakes you should avoid:

Feeding the Bug Crew

When you leave food out before you leave, it is like setting up a buffet for bugs. In the sweltering Las Vegas heat, food can spoil quickly and become a magnet for ants, flies, and other insects looking for a snack.

Trash Talk

The smell of garbage is irresistible to critters, so be sure to take it out before you go unless you want your home to become the hottest hangout spot for local pests.

Leaving Water Out

Homeowners often neglect to dump out any bowls or containers with standing water. bugs and rodents love water, especially in the desert. This includes the vase of flowers you might have on the table.

Preventative Tips Before You Head Out

Taking DIY pest prevention steps before you travel significantly reduces the chance of a bug invasion. 

Lock Up the Leftovers

Store food in airtight containers to keep unwanted guests from getting a free meal. This is especially important for dry goods like cereal and pasta.

Clean Up Pet Messes

Wash their dishes and store the food in an airtight container so that rodents or insects cannot gain access.

Run the Dishwasher

Ensure that no dirty dishes are left behind to attract bugs.

Tidy Up

In order to clean effectively and prevent pest infestation, pick up any spills or crumbs that could attract unwanted visitors. 

Use Pest Control Measures

Consider using professional measures like traps or repellents before you leave for long-term prevention.

What to Do If You Come Home to Pests

Coming home to find an infestation problem can be a nightmare, but don’t panic! With the right approach, you can quickly and effectively deal with the situation. 

Assess the Situation

Determine which areas of your home are affected and what type of pests you’re dealing with. 

Contact Professionals

A professional company will assess the situation, provide treatment options, and help you eliminate uninvited guests from your home.

Repair Any Damage

Some critters, like rodents, can cause damage to your home. If you notice any damage, such as chewed wires or holes in walls, make sure to repair it promptly.

Monitor for Recurrence

Even after dealing with a bug or rodent infestation, it’s important to monitor your home for signs of recurrence. Keep an eye out for gnaw marks or other signs of recurrence. Take action immediately if you suspect a problem.

Enjoy Your Vacation Care-free

By following these tips and avoiding common mistakes, you can enjoy your vacation knowing that your home will be pest-free when you return. So go ahead, pack your bags, and embark on your adventure—your home will be waiting for you, bug-free and ready for your triumphant return.

If you live in the Henderson, Nevada, area, contact Dr. Death Pest Control to spray and seal cracks and crevices in your home for another layer of protection.

Currently only servicing Henderson and Boulder City.

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