Pests are a menace to humans and household items. They are often attracted into the human environment because of three opportunities: food, water and shelter. However, you can prevent almost any insect, animal or pest infestation by removing the primary incentives.
Some pests are stubborn and will try to survive until you forget about their presence and return to leaving food and water where they can find them. Here are a few key tips to deter pests from coming into your home:
Start by inspecting your roof for leakages and ensure all your downspouts and gutters are in good condition. Also, check that pipes and splash blocks redirect water several feet away from your home foundation.
If you have trees around your home, prune all branches at least several feet away from your roofline. Bushes around your exterior walls, carports, garage, porches, and outbuildings should be trimmed at least one foot away. Don’t forget to shape your bushes at the bottom to enhance air circulation around your environment.
If you are on the Windward side of the island where the ground is more often wet, you can install a plastic vapor barrier to cut airborne moisture in your crawl space. Ensure your crawlspace door and any other door or windows around it are closed “tight”.
Avoid stacking or storing wood, building items or materials against your foundation. This could potentially be a source of food for wood destroying insects that can subsequently burrow into your home and take up residence.
Empty all garbage and outside containers from your home on a regular basis. Be sure to tightly latch and secure all garbage containers and place them several feet away from your home. Do not leave debris scattered around the garbage container.
If you suspect you have a pest infestation you will need a professional pest control service. No matter where you are on the island Oahu, contact Kamaʻaina Termite and Pest Control.
Kamaʻaina Termite and Pest Control
Kamaʻaina Termite and Pest Control is a professional pest control service company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. For more than 15 years, Kamaʻaina has diligently served homes, businesses and realtors across the islands. We are absolutely committed to creating a healthy and safe environment for families across Hawaii by offering professional & affordable pest control services. Contact us now for all your termites and pest control needs.