Posted on: 11 May 2022Share
Traveling can be a magnificent adventure. But if you're like most people who own a home, you sometimes worry, when you're away, that something bad might happen to that home in your absence. One thing you may worry about is pest infestations. After all, rats, cockroaches, ants, and other pests love a home where there are no humans around to bother them. If you take the right steps, though, you can keep your home pest-free, even when you're traveling for months at a time. Here are some of those steps.
Have an insecticide barrier put down.
Have a pest control company come out and put an insecticide barrier down in your yard. They can inject insecticides into the soil around the perimeter of your house. Most insects, like roaches and ants, will not cross this barrier. The insecticides can remain effective for months at a time. If your pest control company thinks your home will need a second treatment before you return, they can usually administer that treatment in your absence since they don't need to get inside the home to do it.
Connect your dehumidifier to a drain.
Running a dehumidifier will keep your home's air dryer, which will make the space less appealing to pests. When you travel, however, the chamber on your dehumidifier can fill up and serve as a water source for bugs. You should instead buy some plastic tubing to connect your dehumidifier directly to a drain. This way, the water won't collect and attract pests.
Set a few traps.
Ask your pest control professional to set a couple of traps or rats and mice. They should put these in areas where they think rodents are most likely to break in. This way, if a few rodents enter your home while you're away, they'll be trapped. They won't be able to return to their nests and tell their cohorts where your home is. You might come home to a couple of dead mice in traps, but you should not come home to a house that's been overrun by mice.
Just because you're away does not mean your home should become a pest hotel. Follow the advice above, and see whether your pest control company has any other recommendations. They may have some additional services they recommend depending on the climate in your area, the pests that dwell in your region, and the layout of your home.
For more information, contact a company like Bug Blasters.