Causes of Pest Infestation (and How to Stop It):
- Neglecting to properly organize the home
- Neglecting to properly clean the home
- Neglecting home maintenance
1. Neglecting to Properly Organize the Home:
If a home is filled with clutter it makes parts of the home inaccessible and almost impossible to clean and rodents and pests looking for shelter may be attracted to the clutter, which may lead to infestation. Rodents can bring insects with them, such as fleas and bed bugs. These parasitic insects feed off the blood of other animals and humans as their food source. To exterminate the rodents and pests the home must first be organized before it is exterminated and cleaned because the clutter makes parts of the home inaccessible. Properly organizing the home will allow the property to be exterminated, avoiding the health issues and home maintenance issues the rodents and pests bring. Furthermore, pest control companies need clear areas in order to spray or catch the pests that are infesting the property and the piled items make it difficult to find them. The clutter also makes the products and traps used by the pest control company less effective. In some cases, hoarders ask if the pest control company can still do the project, despite the clutter; however, the pest control company turns it down in many cases because they are unable to solve the problem with the clutter in the way.
Pest Control: After the house has been organized an exterminator must come in to get rid of the pests and rodents in the home. Once the pests and rodents are gone your home is ready to be properly maintenance and cleaned.
2. Neglecting Home Maintenance:
Termite damage is an example of a negative outcome of home inspection inaccessibility because termites can be hard to find and if you can’t check all parts of your home a termite problem may go unnoticed for years and may cause damage to critical parts of your home.
If home maintenance is not consistently kept up with then rodents and pests have a greater chance of infesting your home, unnoticed, and wreak havoc on your property. As a homeowner you need to be able to regularly inspect your home for damage both inside and out.
What You Should Inspect Includes Your:
- Outdoor Walls
- Indoor Walls
Once the pest removal process has been completed, regular home maintenance can help stop pest re-infestation in combination with regular cleaning.
3. Neglecting to Properly Clean the Home:
Food, feces, and clutter provide rodents and pests with food and materials that create great nests, this is why all rooms and surfaces must be cleaned after the exterminator comes, to make sure that rodents and pests do not re-infest the home. After, the home should be cleaned consistently to make sure that re-infestation does not happen. This will setup the hoarding individual for a full recovery and a consistently cleaned and organized home.
In order to increase the likelihood of a full recovery you should hire a specialty hoarding cleanup service like us to help not only remove items but keep what should be kept and organize your home with a professional organizer.
How to Stop Rodent and Pest Infestation:
- Keep Your Home Organized: Rooms and their contents must be organized and unnecessary clutter must be removed. At Address Our Mess we have a professional organizing and sorting service that will help teach you how to stay organized!
- Clean your home: Rooms and their contents must be cleaned and sanitized consistently so that the clutter and food that you leave behind will not attract rodents and pests again. At Address Our Mess we provide professional clutter and hoarding cleanup service that will help teach you how to clean and sanitize the rooms and surfaces of your home!
- Consistently Inspect & Maintenance Your Home: Your home should be regularly inspected and maintenance to ensure that rodents and pests do not make a nest in your home.
You should inspect your:
- Outdoor Walls
- Indoor Walls
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