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Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices.

Preventative Control

Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a monthly or quarterly basis or commit to treating the home yourself. You can find pest control solutions at your local hardware store. Do yourself a favor and pre-treat your home to gain an edge on those pesky little creatures.

Home Maintenance

Maintaining a few key areas of your home can lend a great hand in keeping out pests. It is important to check all the weather-stripping on your exterior doors. Some bugs can squeeze under the door even if you have pristine weather-stripping, so if yours is worn-down or flimsy bugs can easily gain access and take up residence. Screens are another home feature you need to keep in good shape. Even if an insect can squeeze into the flattest of areas, most that cause severe issues won’t be able to get through the grid.

Clean Living

It seems obvious to point out that simply being clean can help keep pests out of the home, but it’s true! It’s important to stay on top of daily home care, but there are also a few key areas to pay special attention to. In your kitchen, you want to maintain general cleanliness. You also want to make sure you don’t neglect your bottom cabinets, counter-top appliances and the space below and behind large appliances. It’s easy to miss a spill that goes underneath your refrigerator or stove, and that small spill can attract ants, roaches and more to your kitchen.
Bottom cabinets have a tendency to have cracks or gaps in the back that are an invitation for pests to make a home underneath. Of course, you want to seal up any gaps as well as you can, but you’ll also want to make sure things stay clean in those cabinets and check them periodically for evidence. Another pesky area where pests like to live is in the bottom of counter-top appliances. Make sure you clean underneath these every time you wipe down your counters and do the dishes.

Early Detection

You can take all the precautions, but everyone’s home is still vulnerable to pests. They’re oddly smart, small and persistent. So, on top of everything, you want to ensure you know how to check for pests so you can detect them early and start treatments immediately upon detection. Check your cabinets, behind appliances, bathroom corners and underneath furniture regularly.

This Single-Family in Lynnfield, MA recently sold for $1,028,500. This Ranch style home was sold by Shari Sagan McGuirk - Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty.


15 Cider Mill Road, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Single-Family

$899,900
Price
$1,028,500
Sale Price

11
Rooms
4
Beds
3
Baths
Desirable APPLE HILL LOCATION! PRISTINE home w/OPEN Floor plan is BRIGHT & INVITING. The Double Door Foyer is open to a Wood-Stove CATHEDRAL Ceiling Living RM w/Large windows the open feeling that everyone is looking for today. The Luxuries Size CATHEDRAL Dining RM opens to the Front to back Kitchen ideal for entertaining. The Light Custom Cabinetry, Granite, Pantry & GAS THERMADOR RANGE IS A cooks dream w/Plenty of counter space. Open to the CATHEDRAL FIREPLACE FAMILY RM w/12 feet of glass, ANDERSON Sliders out to oversized composite deck & PRIVATE fenced in yard. A Landscaped Architectural Design builders acre, a yard lovers dream! The Year Round Sun Room access out to the deck is perfect for morning coffee. Easy living on One level w/4 good Size bedrooms on the 1st level. Cathedral Ceiling Masterbedroom Suite w/Full bath/Tub is tucked away & private! The Walk-out lower level w/Full Bath, WET-Bar w/Cabinetry & Granite Fireplace Great RM & Exercise RM Ideal In-law potential.C/A&More!

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74 Humphrey Street, Marblehead, MA 01945

Clifton

Single-Family

$899,000
Price

10
Rooms
5
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Pride of ownership is evident in every inch of this beautiful colonial. Gracing the corner of Ida Rd, this updated home features 4/5 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half bath. Once you enter the spacious and inviting living room, you can relax in front of the wood burning fireplace. A formal dining room with French doors leads to an oversized family room with a vaulted ceiling. The renovated kitchen has a granite island, ceiling height wood cabinets and a sunny breakfast room. Easy access to an oversized mudroom with laundry and outdoor access. Bonus room on the first floor perfect for guests, toys or library complete with custom bookshelves. Generous sized bedrooms with great closet space and options for home offices in 2 rooms with custom built cabinetry. Master bedroom suite with renovated master bath, stunning oversized tile shower and double vanity. Phenomenal outdoor space with expansive yard, pavers patio and 2 car garage. Well loved home in desirable Glover school neighborhood.
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This Single-Family in Marblehead, MA recently sold for $659,000. This Cape style home was sold by Shari Sagan McGuirk - Sagan Harborside Sotheby's International Realty.


45 Lafayette Street, Marblehead, MA 01945

Clifton

Single-Family

$659,000
Price
$659,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Picture perfect cape in one of Marblehead's best locations! Beautifully updated kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, granite counters and expansive island prep space. New sliders to deck and enormous fenced in backyard. Relax in your sun filled and spacious living room with brick fireplace or enjoy a special meal in the charming dining room with built ins. Nicely sized first floor bedroom and renovated full bath, plus fantastic home office or possible 4th bedroom with French doors. Two super spacious bedrooms on second floor with second renovated full bathroom. Huge basement offers extra hang out space and great storage. So many incredible updates! New roof, new windows, new CertainTeed siding, new pavers walkway, new white fence, new hardwood floors on second floor. Enjoy all Marblehead has to offer in this picturesque property close to Devereaux beach, nature trails, schools and parks.

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