Springtime is coming, so it’s time to worry about spring pest control for your property. While you enjoy the warm weather and spring flowers, these pests are looking for their next meal. With long winter months spent indoors, hungry and ready to mate, pests see this as an open opportunity to wreak havoc on your home.
You don’t have to let them take over, though. Here are some spring pest control tips.
1. Identify What You Are Dealing With
Just like with any problem, identifying the problem is the first step in solving it. Is it mice? Cockroaches? By identifying the problem, you can better find a solution that will work for you and spring pests. For example, you can use bait for cockroaches. Once they take the bait, they will take it back to their nest, effectively killing them at the source.
2. Property Store Your Foods and Goods
Hunger is the number one reason why pests invade your home. Some are looking for food while others look for water. Regardless of which, pests, in general, are attracted to wherever these two needs are met.
Food waste, pet food, and water spills are an open invitation for pests to come in and make a home out of your house. Here are a few tips to help:
- Keep your pantry closed when it’s not in use
- Clean your pantry regularly to ensure there is no rotting food inside
- Keep your trash enclosed with a lid
- Clean up liquid spills right after they happen, especially sugary drinks like soda
- Clean your trash can if there is stubborn food or drink residue
This goes for your exterior, too, so keep any trash bins enclosed and clean them if necessary.
3. Inspect Your House and Look for Any Entry Points
Rats and mice can squeeze their way through a single hole a size of a dime. Ensure to inspect every corner of your house, under your furniture, and on your walls. Look for any cracks and suspicious holes, then fix and seal them right away. If you don’t have time for such tasks, it’s the best time to call for a professional spring pest control company to help you.
4. Check Your Yard
If you have a yard or a garden, make sure it is clean and free from any spring pests. They can be anywhere, including under dead leaves, in bushes, inside fallen logs, or anywhere that is not well-lit and open.
While occasional pests in these areas are not a problem, they can become one if these areas become nests. For example, termites come out in the spring, so they might be attracted to a fallen log in your yard. From there, they might navigate to your home and cause major structural damage. For this reason, it’s best to solve the problem at its root — look for areas where pests are congregating and eliminate them.
5. Clean Your Gutters
As the weather starts to warm up in the spring, your home can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes particularly like wet environments, making the gutters a perfect place for them. Be sure to clean your gutters regularly and consider investing in gutter guards if the problem continues.
Prevent Pest Control
All of these tips can be very helpful for spring pest control. If you’re encountering an infestation and need additional help, your best bet will be to call a professional from Prevent Pest Control. Our exterminators are standing by to eradicate any pests bothering you! Visit our website or call (440) 322-0887 today!