It is important to keep vegetation 3-4 feet away from the exterior foundation of your home. Trim back shrubs and trees that are touching your house.
Keep garbage areas clean and clear of debris. Recycle cardboard, pop cans and other recyclable materials routinely. Keep kitchen area clean and take out garbage routinely. If you note a moisture problem, this attracts a variety of pests. Try to correct moisture problem by caulking windows, making sure that your roof is in good repair, basic home repairs are taken care of.