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While many travelers go to great lengths to prepare for their vacations, creating trip itineraries and making arrangements for pets and mail pickup while they’re away, few take any extra pest control precautions – and they should. Without the normal hustle and bustle of your daily activities, pests have more room to infest your house. Fortunately though, there are a few things you can do to prevent pests from making themselves at home while you’re away.

Fill in the holes.

Pests will take advantage of any and all holes leading into your home, regardless of how small. Head outside and walk around the perimeter of your house to check for potential pest entry points, sealing any cracks. Make sure all your exterior doors and windows are properly sealed as well.

Clean it up.

An empty, messy house is an open invitation for pests. If you have any open food or unwashed dishes in the sink, you’ve practically left out a full buffet for a wide range of Arkansas insects and rodents! Make your home the most uninviting environment as possible to pests by taking out the trash, doing the dishes, cleaning the house and properly storing all food.

Take care of the outside.

When preventing a central Arkansas pest infestation, taking care of the outside of your home is just as important as the inside. Make sure there are no piles of firewood or other debris right outside your home, and drain any nearby standing water. Both of these are perfect environments for pests to take up residence and breed, and trust us, if this kind of pest activity is going on near your home, sooner or later it will be happening in your home.

While all of these practices will help keep pests at bay while you’re gone, the best way to prevent pests from entering your home is to have it treated by a pest control agent, like those at Command Pest Control. We use safe, pet-friendly formulas to create a buffer around your home that repels pests, and we’ll even check on your house a few times a year to ensure it’s working properly. Get your free estimate here or by calling 1-800-GOT-BUGS.

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