As 2016 draws to a close, many of us are looking to come up with some great New Year’s resolutions that are realistic, and that we can keep. Whether you want to make a change to your lifestyle, learn a new hobby or read some more this next year, there’s some extra resolutions we want to encourage you to consider. 
Cleaning and repairing your home may sound a bit of a boring New Year’s activity, but it can massively reduce any pest problems you may experience, making your home a more enjoyable and stress-free place to be throughout this upcoming year. 
Clean out your cupboards
Pests love dark places, and if there’s crumbs galore it’s even more appealing. Instead of worrying about pests in your garden as the weather warms up, take some time to clean out your cupboards and your pantry ready for the year to come. Wipe down the shelves, make sure everything is sealed and stored properly, then sweep the floor to keep the bugs at bay. 
Move your firewood 
It’s lovely to have an open fire in the winter, but a common mistake many of us make is stacking our firewood right next to the house. Wood piles are the perfect home for many bugs like ants and spiders, and when we move the wood into the home, we carry those pests in with it. The pests will then flee the flames, and infest your home instead. Start the new year right by moving your wood at least 20 feet away from your house. 
Seal up any cracks and crevices 
If you haven’t winter proofed your home yet, the New Year may be the time to do it. The weather is getting colder, so more rodents and bugs are likely to move towards our homes for warmth. Even the tiniest hole could be the entry they’re looking for, so sealing up cracks and crevices around your home will ensure you remain pest-free. Also, check that all of your doors and windows are sealed tightly not only for pest prevention, but for warmth insulation too. 
Check areas prone to pests regularly
Remember to check for pest activity at regular intervals throughout 2017. Take time to check your loft, outside walls, sheds and garages every few weeks for the signs of unwanted visitors. If you see just a couple of bugs, contact your local pest controller immediately to stop a pest problem before it becomes out of hand. We can deal with problems caused by mice, rats, pigeons, squirrels, moths, cockroaches, flies, wasps and fleas in the London area.