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By Glenn Workman, Owner, Pest and Moisture Specialist


Tips to keep your home pest free


We want to help you keep your home pest free. In addition to pest control service, we are challenging you to help make your home pest free with our tips. Now you can do one each day, or you can try to get to all of them in less time. Your choice!




PESOUT wants to help keep your Home Pest Free with our Tips

Pest Free Home Tip #1

Pull out any appliances from the wall and sweep or vacuum up all the crumbs.

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Go through your pantry and throw out any old flour or baking mix. To keep them pest free, store them in an airtight container.

Pest Free Home Tip #3

Cut back any branches or tree limbs from the house. Make sure your landscaping is not touching your house, foundation, gutters or roof.

Pest Free Home Tip #4

Dump any standing water in your yard to combat mosquitoes so empty plant pots, bird baths and any other container that can hold water.

Pest Free Home Tip #5

Check all the bathrooms for any leaks from pipes or faucets to deter any moisture loving pests like cockroaches or silverfish.

Pest Free Home Tip #6

Make sure you clean your countertops in the kitchen each day and wipe up any spills immediately to avoid ant infestations.

Pest Free Home Tip #7

Declutter your garage so that rodents and spiders won’t have places to hide. Take out boxes and keep the floors free of any clutter.

Pest Free Home Tip #8

Do the same thing you did yesterday in your attic to deter mice, rats and spiders.

Pest Free Home Tip #9

Check all windows for cracks or holes and repair any ripped screens so that pest entry points are reduced.

Pest Free Home Tip #10

Head back outdoors to get rid of any rotted wood in the yard and to make sure your mulch is at least 15” from your foundation.

Pest Free Home Tip #11

Look over any door that leads outside to make sure the weather stripping is intact, and that there are no cracks or holes around your doors.

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If you’re storing stuff in cardboard boxes, take a little while to switch them out for plastic bins with lids. Pests love cardboard and can easily crawl inside boxes to live and reproduce.

Pest Free Home Tip #13

If you have pets, make sure their flea control treatment is up to date. Fleas are extremely hard to get rid of so try to avoid them at all costs.

Pest Free Home Tip #14

Call PESTOUT for any pest control needs you have. We can treat your home to get rid of pests and keep them from coming back! We can help you have a pest free home! Call us today! (757) 814-2923 




Glenn Workman, owner of PESTOUT, has over 20 years experience in the business. PESTOUT is a pest control company that delivers professional and prompt pest control services across Hampton Roads Virginia, including the cities of Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, and north into Williamsburg. PESTOUT is a local, family-owned business providing that personable and professional touch you expect from people who are your neighbors. Your children and pets are important to us, so safety is of the utmost importance. We will treat your property and environment as if it is our own.

Call PESTOUT for a free pest inspection today. (757) 251-0944


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