Tips to keep your house pest free

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- With the summer heat upon us, many Valley homes are starting to play host to numerous uninvited guests.

Pests like crickets and scorpions are popping up all over the Phoenix area, leaving many homeowners to wonder how they can protect their family and property.

Erik Durant with Arrow Exterminators said there’s a few easy ways to make your house less attractive to bugs and rodents.

Durant explained that it’s important to make sure there isn’t any standing water in your yard, and that the tree branches around the house are kept cut.

Trash is also attractive to pests, so homeowners need to make sure they remove any garbage from their trash cans before leaving on vacation.

You can also take steps to keep your house pest-free while on vacation. Durant said bed bugs are becoming a bigger problem, which is why it’s important to always inspect your surroundings and keep your clothes sealed in plastic bags.

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