What is the first thing you should do if you spot a pest infestation?

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A pest infestation can easily cause a property owner to panic. It could make them feel uneasy, scared, worried, stressed or all of the above.


If areas of your home are overrun with spiders, rats, mice, birds, ants, or cockroaches, it’s going to take more than pest repellent spray to get rid of them.

Below are the top 4 steps to take if you spot a pest infestation on your property.

1) Contact a Pest Control Company

A few rats or bugs could mean that a nest is somewhere on your property. Even if you cannot find the nest, it doesn’t mean there isn’t one on your property. The nest could be hidden in the walls or crawl spaces of your home where it isn’t easy to see.

Contact a reputable pest control company like Van Vynck and let them know what is happening. They can advise you on what to do right now as you wait for a pest control technician to arrive at your property.

2) Eliminate Food Sources

Pests are attracted to organic matter, such as food particles and ingredients. Visit your kitchen and put all of your food items in containers and secure storage areas. Don’t leave any food out in the open.

Also, make sure your rubbish receptacles are covered completely. You may want to get in the habit of emptying your indoor bins after putting food matter in them. This will reduce the chances of attracting pests to your kitchen area.

3) Dehumidify Your Rooms

Moisture accumulation can attract pests. Inspect your plumbing for leaky pipes and fix them if necessary. Dehumidify the rooms to eliminate any leftover moisture from your rooms, especially your basement and attic.

4) Seal Holes and Cracks

Holes and cracks are easy entrance ways for crawling bugs and pests. Seal up these holes and cracks to prevent more pests from gaining access to your structure.

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