Spring is finally here, and now since we are well into it, we cannot go without noticing the great amount of pest activity in our homes. Apart from the many outdoor adventures and activities you’ve been enjoying lately, this is the high time to include spring pest control measures to your home improvement list. Now more than ever before, you should be proactive in dealing with the pests before they become too much of a nuisance.
Here are some spring pest-proofing tips to give you an idea of what pests are posing a threat to you and your family and how you can ultimately prevent them from coming into your home.
Ants– During this warm season, you might already have observed an increase of ants in and around your home. The sole reason for their emergence is to search for food, especially, sugary ones. Ants are now more prone to finding their way into your home in search of food and water.
Flies– are another major nuisance, which you may be experiencing in your home. They are major spreaders of harmful bacteria. They eat garbage, organic material, and filth, and once they are through, they will fly away and rest on your outdoor patio table or kitchen counter.
Stinging Insects– these warm temperatures offer the perfect conditions for stinging insects to start mating, and to build nests near your home. Stinging insects such as wasps and bees emerge from hibernation making it an unsafe time for you to enjoy outdoor activities.
Effective pests-prevention tips
- Clean up spilled food and liquids.
- Get rid of excess moisture around your house.
- Seal up cracks and openings around your home with caulk, copper wool or hardware mesh
- Always maintain landscape vegetation and plants trimmed.
- Rinse out recycled and bottles and cans.
- Make sure trash is kept in a tight, sealed container and that you dispose of it regularly.
- Preserve food in well-sealed containers.
- Fix torn window and door screens.
As much as you are enjoying this refreshing time of the year, it is also vital to ensure that you conduct regular pest control measures throughout this season. To prevent further infestation, you may consider contacting a local pest control company to provide you with a free and friendly inspection and discuss an ideal way to rendering your home pest free.