Have you been resting in your southern Maryland home and suddenly saw an insect crawling across your floor or flying above your head? If there is one, then there’s probably many more that you can’t see.

Insects are a part of southern Maryland life, but are there things you’re doing to attract them into your home? We’re going to show you some of the best ways of pest prevention in your home.

Don’t spend time swatting fruit flies or catching cockroaches because of things you’re doing in your home to attract them. Check out these tips and kick those bugs out.

 

Standing Water Is Bad for Pest Prevention

We get lots of rain in southern Maryland, so it’s not uncommon for standing water to accumulate in your yard. If you get flooding in your basement, then there could be standing water there as well.

Bugs love water and moist plants. Mosquitoes lay their eggs near water. Ants and other insects need water to survive. It’s not just large standing puddles either. If you have houseplants that are wet, then they can attract various pests.

It’s best to eliminate any standing water in your home or in your yard as soon as possible. Ideally, the standing water gets soaked up into the ground quickly.

Don’t Leave Food Out in the House

If you have children, then you’ve probably found petrified pizza crusts in bed or plates that are so old that mold has already started to grow. There is nothing that flies and other insects home in on like food left out in the house.

They lay their eggs, feed on it and take it to their nests. If you attract one insect, then that insect may attract other insects. You don’t have to leave them out in the open either.

If you have food in an uncovered garbage can, then it can also attract insects into your home. Pests love decaying organic matter and swarm to it.

Sometimes They Just Need a Home

Your home is a warm place safe from the cold. Bugs need shelter from the elements as well and your home and yard are the perfect places. They’ll hide under birdfeeders, in your foundation and any other nook and cranny they can find.

Ants especially love wintering in foundations and then pop up in the spring looking for food. Fix cracks in the walls and foundation to keep ants out of your home and remove any lawn ornaments once it starts getting cold.

Keep Pests Out of Your Home

When pests move into your southern Maryland home, it can seem like they’ll never leave. Determine if there’s anything you’re doing that could attract them and remove that from the home. If you can’t think of anything and they’re still roaming the halls, then consider hiring a pest prevention professional.

If you want more information about ways to eliminate pests in your southern Maryland home, then please explore our site. You won’t regret it.