The first warm breeze of spring is always a relief, as colder winter temperatures disappear and new growth starts appearing everywhere. While it’s always lovely to see the return of nature, it’s not just the flowers and baby animals that arrive. Spring heralds the emergence of something else - the creepy crawlies that like to find ways into your home and set up shop.
In the spring, cockroaches, ants, rodents, flies, mosquitoes and bees make their appearance. Making sure your home is properly prepared for their arrival is much better than trying to deal with a problem once it’s taken root. Luckily, these common sense steps are quick and easy.
Hire a Company to Deal With the Problem on a Year Round Basis
Considering the structural damage and disease associated with many of these pests, keeping them out and managed is the smart option. In the same way a lawn care service doesn’t just mow your lawn when it’s already out of control, a pest control service isn’t just there for emergencies. Hiring a commercial pest control company will save you the time and hassle of having to do anything else, preventative or otherwise, to keep the bugs at bay.
Clean Your Yard and Your House
A little spring cleaning can go a long way toward pest control. Besides practicing regular pest control maintenance like cleaning up food messes promptly, eliminating clutter in dark places like garages, cabinets and basements and power washing the exterior of buildings will eliminate the kinds of environments bugs like. Similarly, cleaning up lawn debris from the previous fall keeps your yard pest proof.
Repair Points of Entry and Control Moisture
Along with a good spring cleaning, fixing torn screens and sealing gaps in windows and doors prevents pests from entering your space. In the areas around your home, remove features that allow standing water where bugs might lay their eggs; tires, trash bins, and yard waste heaps are prime locations for egg laying. Keep the interior of your home in good repair by fixing plumbing issues immediately and maintaining a well-ventilated space.
In spite of your best efforts, spring brings forth a vast army of bugs and there’s a chance you might end up playing host to a few. If you notice even one bug, your best bet is to assume there are more and call a pest control specialist like A-Academy Termite and Pest Control to come handle the problem before it erupts into a full blown infestation that causes damage to your home.