Spring Pest Prevention Tips to Help You Transition from Winter
It’s the time of year to start thinking about how you can help to eliminate any and all of the creepy crawlies that are known to seek shelter inside your home: spiders, ants, wasps, fleas, ticks, and any number of pantry pests. As the temperature increases, so does the bug count. The more bugs, the higher the likelihood of their infestation of your home.
It’s always easier to take preventative action than it is to remove the snowball effect that is any kind of infestation. Read these precautionary pest control tips below and act now before it gets to be too late!
- Seek out any stinging insects. This means touring the outside and inside of your home for any nests/hives. Important places to look include rafters, vents, attics, gutters, and trees. If you locate any, understand that it is incredibly dangerous and ill-advised to attempt any removal of these dwellings unsupervised or without professional guidance. (That’s where we come in! Click here to make an appointment!)
- Eliminate any standing water in or around your house. Not only are mosquitoes a nuisance, but they also carry very serious diseases. Mosquitoes need water to breed and reproduce, so it’s imperative that you remove any water from inside or outside of your home.
- Keep any wood and/or soil away from the side of your home. This includes firewood. Insects such as centipedes, millipedes, and ants dwell in soil and wooded environments. By placing said things near your home, you significantly increase the likelihood of them finding a way in.
- Eliminate any sort of damp conditions. Specifically keep your eyes open for underground places in your home that keep a cooler temperature (e.g., cellars, crawl spaces, under dirt-filled porches etc.). You may try putting a dehumidifier in these locations to reduce risk.
- Try using crushed rock around any sort of vegetated areas such as flower beds and shrubbery. By using rock over mulch, you immensely reduce the chance for sowbugs near your home.
- This one may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to keep any and all foods inside of your pantry sealed. Bugs need food too, and by sealing up all of your dry goods you keep hungry insects like ants and Indian meal moths out of your business.
- One of the most important things to do is eliminate any access points that pests can locate and use to enter your home. This means gutters, windows, cracks, holes, and gaps. Some of them may just require a little bit of caulk and/or sealant. Other problem spots may be a little more severe and require some serious attention.
Bug Masters is here for all of your pest control and prevention needs. We offer all of these services listed above and would be happy to assist you with all of your spring pest prevention needs. Spring is officially here, so call or click to make an appointment today!