Now that the ball has dropped and the calendar has turned to 2014, it is time to start living up to those well-intentioned New Years’ resolutions. And while resolving to dust off the running shoes and get in better shape is on the Clark Man’s list, I am also hard at work on my biggest resolution helping homeowners enjoy a pest-free living environment all year long.
Even with the extensive resources and deep pest know-how my colleagues and I at Clark Pest Control have, we can’t keep this resolution alone. We need our customers to resolve to deny disease-carrying and potentially destructive pests access to their living space.
The Clark Man has come up with the following New Years’ resolutions that will help customers keep pests where they belong in 2014 - on the outside looking in!
Resolution # 1: Clean It – Keep food (both human and pet) in sealed containers and do not leave food sitting out overnight. Clean up crumbs and food spills immediately – leave no leftovers that can attract pests. Do not store firewood near your house as it provides shelter for pests like rodents, cockroaches and spiders.
Resolution # 2: Inspect It – Give packages you bring home from the store or take out of storage (i.e. seasonal decorations, clothes or camping gear) a thorough inspection for signs of pest activity such as rodent droppings and chewed packaging. Carefully inspect your luggage when coming home from a trip and check around your yard for signs of standing water – a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Resolution # 3: Have It Inspected – When was the last time your home had a professional termite inspection conducted? It is a good idea to have your biggest investment inspected annually for signs of termite activity or damage from these destructive pests.
Resolution # 4: Seal It – Make sure the caulk and seals around doors and windows, weather-stripping and window screens are in good repair to deny pests easy access to your home.
Resolution # 5: Be Pro Active – It is less expensive to have preventative pest management services performed in your home on a regular basis rather than calling only when pests are literally crawling across the floor! The Clark Man knows it is easier to keep pests out of a structure than to remove them once they move in.
Remember, if an unwanted pest crosses your path, call 800/WE-NEED-YOU or drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time, I’m the Clark Man and thanks for helping me keep unwanted pests out of your home.