Spring is right around the corner! The more of us are eager to finally enjoy the warm weather after the long winter season. This includes common pests. Doing a little preemptive a pest control as part of your spring-cleaning can go a long way. Following these few steps will help you prevent some of the issues homeowners struggle with.
Bugs love hanging out in and around water. This means that any standing water close to your home will be a magnet for many spring pests. Cockroaches, flies, and mosquitoes thrive when there’s moisture around. Checking around the yard and making sure there isn’t any leaks or standing water is a very simple yet effective way to cut back potential spring bug issues.
Put Away All Food.
Typically people don’t keep food outside. But after a Saturday bbq, you’d be surprised how much is left over to attract bugs. Same goes for pet food. All an ant needs is a small amount of food and it will be building a trail with the ant family straight to your house. Bring any water and food bowls inside for the night.
Check Seals on All Doors and Windows
Check for cracks and any openings in doors and windows. You’ll be surprised how little space an ant needs to get inside the house. Doing a walk around the house with a sealant and plugging any potential cracks or holes will go a long way.
A decent spring cleaning will enable you to begin the season organized and clutter-free. But it also keeps your home free of pests. Cockroaches love to hide in dark spaces where they can undisturbed. Cleaning out the garage and making sure there isn’t going to be an opportunity for critters to find a home to settle in is key.
Sometimes it’s simply too late to do any preemptive pest warfare. Depending on how bad the situation is. It might be time to talk to a pest control professional in your area. Doing a quick google search or yelp search will reveal top companies in the area. We recommend paying close attention to reviews and seeing what past customer experiences were like before selecting a company to work with.