Pest Control Tips

Pest Control Tips

Control pests in and around your home in this Invitation Homes "Know Your Home" video.


Kurt: Hi, I’m Kurt with Invitation Homes. Today, we’re going to talk about how to control pests in and around your home.

You can keep household pests under control and make your home living experience much more enjoyable by following the simple tips in this video. Keep your home clean. This includes the kitchen, common areas, and bathrooms. You will also want to take out the trash on a regular basis. Keep your kitchen sink free of dishes. Dirty dishes invite pests. Ensure that all foods and beverages have a tight, secure lid and that any containers outside the refrigerator are tightly sealed. Keep fruit in the refrigerator, especially when ripe.

Keep things dry in the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room by watching for leaks and wiping up spills as quickly as possible. If you have pets, make sure they are bathed and brushed on a regular basis and you are using flea and tick protection, especially on indoor/outdoor pets. Also, do not leave pet food out in bowls, especially at night. Avoid over watering indoor plants and watch for the indications of gnats or other insects breeding in the soil.

Keep the outside of the home free and clear from firewood stacked near the home. Keep trees and bushes trimmed back so they don’t provide a pathway into the home. Be sure your gutters are free of leaves and other debris that may harbor insects.

Finally, watch what you bring into your home. Many people unknowingly bring pests into their homes in boxes or bags used for groceries.

If you would like additional tips about your home, check out the Know Your Home video series on our website at

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