After a mild winter, you may have to deal with insect problems earlier than in previous years. It is crucial not to wait until you are overwhelmed to think about this. As temperatures increase, insects may be awakened earlier than usual from their hibernation to search for food.
Ticks, ants and other insects may be more abundant in your lawn after a mild winter. A mild winter means more of the insects survived the winter and there will be even greater population as spring emerges.
A few steps will help you get ahead of any potential problems. To help guard against the early emergence of pests, the National Pest Management Association has some tips for homeowners.
The NPMA suggests there should be a one-inch gap between soil and wood portions of a building and keep mulch at least 15-inches from the foundation of a home.
All cracks and small openings among the bottom of the home should be sealed and tree branches and other plants need to be trimmed back from the house.
All trash containers, both indoor and outdoor should be clean and sealed and any sources of moisture or standing water need to be eliminated.
Finally having screens on windows and doors help keep insects out.
It is important to work on keeping your home pest free in all seasons. If you suspect you may have a problem, consider calling the experts at All Seasons All Pests. Our experts know how to manage and eliminate problem pest populations while making sure your loved ones are safe. Call our offices today for a free, initial consultation.