PEST PREVENTION

At Venables, we believe that ultimately the best way to deal a pest problem is to never let it start in the first place. The most common pest prevention service we offer is our Quarterly Service program. Throughout the many years we’ve been in business, we have found that this frequency of service is best suited for our customers. It allows us to maintain control of the most common pests known to wreak havoc on PNW homes and other structures. Each season, different measures are performed to keep your home happy, healthy and pest-free.

Additional Prevention Methods

These are easy steps that you can take to help reduce pest activity in and around your house:

  • Trim back branches, shrubbery and other vegetation to eliminate structural contact.
  • Provide at least 3” clearance from the bottom of the siding to the soil/landscape material so that the bottom of the foundation can be clearly seen.
  • Eliminate outside food sources such as fallen fruit from fruit/nut trees, berry bushes, etc
  • Keep pet food stored in airtight containers. Do not leave bowls of pet food out for long periods of time.
  • Do not store firewood or other items against your house. This may provide harborage areas for pests.
  • Promptly correct plumbing leaks.
  • Keep gutters and downspouts cleared, properly connected and pointed away from the building.
  • Properly screen/secure all vents and openings. Openings may allow rodents easy access to your home’s substructure.