Here at Spectrum Pest Control, your trusted pest control company in Pittsburgh, PA, we’re a solutions-oriented business; when we see a problem, we don’t want to waste any time lamenting it or worrying about it. So when you call use about a trail of ants in your kitchen, our immediate reaction is to figure out how to get rid of it. But what if you could avoid that problem altogether? There’s no reason you can’t keep your home pest-free, as long as you practice good habits and put up some defenses. Here are some ways to accomplish that:

  • Leave the Kitchen Spotless Every Night! We know spotless is a strong word, but you should be keeping that kitchen pretty darn clean. You should wipe down every surface, sweep the floor, store leftovers and take out the trash every single night. Yes, that’s a lot of work, but do you know what else is a lot of work? A cockroach infestation.
  • Don’t Leave Spot’s Food Bowl Out. It’s as American as apple pie to have a dog, but your best friend could be the source of pest issues. Critters aren’t picky and would love to share Spot’s kibble, so don’t leave it out all night.
  • Check Windows and Doors For Tight Seals. This is just a good general tip, because tighter seals around doors and windows will save you money on energy costs. And as an added bonus, it will prevent creatures from squeezing underneath doors to get into your home.