It can be fairly easy to grow accustomed to the decrease of bug activity that the winter months bring. However, it is important to remember that with spring comes a deluge of insects and potential pest-related home invasions. Follow these simple tips to protect your home and prepare for spring pests.
Nothing is more inviting to insects and rodents than the luxury of easily found hiding spots. This can come in many forms but is most often attributed to yard debris. Piles of leaves, branches and other trash can supply a wide array of pests with an ample breeding ground, furthering your problems.
Before spring arrives and the bugs follow, it is important to pretreat your home’s perimeter for effective pest prevention. Arrow Exterminators, Inc. has many different pest control plans, including a preventative treatment option. This is often utilized by individuals who have homes with a history of pest infestation or are at risk.
Inspect Home for Gaps
The most common entry point for pests into a home are existing gaps or cracks in the foundation. It is important, however, to not just focus on exterior cracks but ensure interior cracks are also sealed. Sealing any found cracks with caulk will ensure pests have a much more difficult time finding their way inside.
Store Food Properly
One of the most important factors in preventing pest infestations, aside from limiting available water, is the proper storage of food sources. Though most insects are fond of human foods, they also like other things such as birdseed, pet foods and vegetable gardens. Ensure interior foods are in air-tight containers and all outdoor food sources are at least 100 feet from the home.
Fix Leaks and Clean Guttering
Unless a pipe burst during the winter, your home will likely not be experiencing many leaks. However, guttering can easily become clogged during the fall and winter seasons. Ensure your gutters are clear of any debris that may block the proper diverting of water.
If you are dealing with a pest problem at your home or business, give us a call at 1 (800) 390-8626 to start a no-obligation pest evaluation. The talented technicians at Arrow Exterminators can identify any type of pest and the best course of treatment to get rid of it. We’ll create a custom pest control plan to make sure we eliminate every single one from your home and keep them away for good!