As spring arrives and bugs awaken, it is crucial to take steps in your spring pest control to make sure you do not spend your whole summer dealing with unwanted pests.
First of all, make sure you fix all leaks and remove standing water. Pests thrive where water is present. Standing water in flower pots and toys may become a quick breeding ground for mosquitoes. One important step is to make sure all gutters are cleaned out several times a year. If you skip this step, you may inadvertently attract bug populations.
Secondly, everyone knows you don’t want to leave your picnic out after the meal is finished or your trash in an open container, but take care to store all types of food sources. This may include items like birdseed, vegetables you grow in your garden as well as things like pet food.
You may consider treating the perimeter of your home, keeping bugs outside and not encouraging them to enter your home for a better environment. You can find many types of insecticide at your local home improvement stores and by spraying them generously, you can help prevent insects from entering your home.
As we have mentioned before, an important step in spring pest control is making sure any outside debris is cleaned up. Still have leaves from last year or old, dead plants you never got around to disposing of?Take an afternoon and complete that clean-up.
Inspecting your home for cracks in the home and tears in your screens is also a small, but easy step that will go a long way in keeping bugs out.
If you find you have an infestation, you may want to speak with our experts to find out ways we can help you keep your home pest-free.