You might notice that certain bothersome pests have emerged for the nice weather as you begin to embrace spring and the milder weather that has come with it. You might see spring insects like wasps, roaches, bees, rats, mice, and others during this time. Here are some springtime pest control recommendations you can take to make sure none of these pests enter your home.
Use Proper Disposal Techniques
Pests look for water and food while hunting for a new place to live. You can reduce the chances of an infestation by eliminating all potential sources of food and water. To minimize pests from having easy access, it is a good idea to keep food in sealed containers and never on the ground. Make sure the food is stored properly as well.
You may want to place bird feeders close to your home in your garden so you can see them from inside. Although bird feeders are meant for birds, pests like rats and mice are drawn to the seeds as well. Put some space between your feeders and your home if you wish to keep pests further away. Fruit can draw wasps, bees, and rodents in addition to humans, so try to prevent fruit that has fallen from trees from rotting.
Keep your yard clean and well-kept to prevent bugs from establishing a close colony that may potentially migrate into your home-eliminate areas in your home where they like to live.
- Remove any trash or waste from your yard, whether it be organic or not.
- Remove any wood heaps from your property by at least 10 yards.
- Hedges, shrubs, and vines should all be cut down, especially those that are growing near gutters or on the side of your house.
- Trees with branches directly above your roof should be pruned.
Some bugs need moisture to lay their eggs, and even a minor leak can provide a favorable atmosphere for them to grow. Pests that don’t lay eggs, like rats and mice, are known to favor moist areas. Therefore, you should take immediate action to fix leaks and regulate humidity levels. In locations like basements, attics, and crawl spaces-which are by nature more enticing to pests-moisture control is especially crucial.
Inspect the Outside and Secure Entryways
If there are openings around your home’s perimeter, pests may have easy access. In order to prevent these unwelcome visitors from entering your home, you must regularly inspect your property. Pay close attention to the locations of the plumbing, electricity, air ducts, and vents. Seal any holes or cracks you notice as soon as possible. Repairing broken windows, screens, and weatherstripping is also a good idea. If you find any pests during your examination, call a pest control professional to get them out before you seal the house up.
Maintaining your home’s condition is crucial for both keeping pests out and preserving its worth. You may take a variety of steps to help keep spring insects out of your home:
- Repair any leaking pipes.
- Any deteriorating wood planks should be swapped out for fresh, treated wood planks.
- Any window screen with holes should be replaced.
- Fill up any cracks near your home’s windows, doors, or foundation.
Keeping your home neat and tidy is an excellent method to keep pests out. Pests will struggle to discover food scraps if you clean up right after preparing food and avoid putting dirty dishes in the sink overnight. Additionally, clear the clutter from your home so that pests won’t have anywhere to hide if they do manage to get inside.
More than simply a trendy catchphrase, spring cleaning is a fantastic strategy to reduce the amount of areas in your home where pests like to congregate. Opening the windows is a terrific way to obtain some fresh air, dust the shelves, steam clean the carpet, and other things. However, this can only do so much to stop spring insect outbreaks. You’ll need to go the extra mile if you really want to prevent creepy crawlies from spreading throughout your house.
These tasks consist of:
- Getting rid of any debris or old boxes, especially in moist regions
- Thoroughly cleaning the shelves in cabinets and/or pantries
- Getting rid of outdated publications, apparel, etc.
Ask a Pest Control Professional for Assistance!
You should seek assistance from a pest control company as soon as a pest appears. A pest control business can assist in preventing an infestation from getting worse if it is only a minor one.
Additionally, if you already have a sizable infestation, a pest control firm will have the equipment needed to get rid of the pests and assist you in making your home pest-proof to prevent them from coming back.
Are You Trying to Find a Pest Control Company?
Contact Spartan Animal and Pest Control if you need assistance from a pest control business. Since 2012, we have provided home protection for the entire New Bedford area. If you experience an infestation, we will carry out a careful assessment and treatment.
For a free quote or to find out more about our spring pest control services, call us right away.