If you are going on vacation or away for a few days:
a) Stop your mail
delivery and newspaper, or have a neighbor pick it up daily, along with
anything that may be left at your house (UPS type items, phone books etc.).
b) For extended
vacations (2 weeks & longer) request a Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol house
check. Also have a neighbor or friend
check the house daily or as often as possible. Consider having a friend or relative being a house setter.