When birds are chirping and flowers beginning to bloom, its spring! It is that time of the year when nature bursts back to life and animals start venturing out. Indeed, spring is an enjoyable and pleasant month. However, the excitement of the spring and summer seasons often gets ruined by harmful pests and irksome critters.
During springtime, for many homeowners pest control may seem like a daunting and unwanted task but it is also important to keep those bugs as far away as possible. The presence of cockroaches, ants, rats and rodents, flies, mosquitoes, bees and wasps in our homes is not only annoying but also harmful for our family. So, if you also want to get rid of insects and rodents, here are a few pest control tips to have a bug-free home.
- Properly store and dispose of food/waste
Pests feed and survive on garbage and leftover food. They usually get attracted by gardens, garbage, standing water, and pet food. Therefore, to keep those annoying creatures away, check for all potential sources of water and food, follow proper cleaning routine and use sealed containers to store pet food. According to pest removal experts, build a fence around your home garden, keep garbage bins tightly covered and empty them regularly. Moreover, call professional pest removal and control company from time to time for inspection.
- Control moisture and eliminate all sources of standing water
Stagnant water makes your property look welcoming to pests. Water sources act as a drinking or breeding source for mosquitoes, insects and other pests. Even a small leak in a pipe can provide enough water to attract pests. Therefore, make sure to repair roof leaks, eliminate standing water, such as bird baths, trim tall grasses, and clear gutters of leaves and other debris on a regular basis. Check that there is no wet or decaying woods, and ensures your home is well-ventilated and dry, particularly basements, attics, and crawl spaces.
- Hire a professional
Pests are terrible because they not only cause various diseases but also damage the property and wreak havoc in the home which makes their removal necessary. Therefore, to prevent your home from pests, it is necessary to take preventive measures in advance. To keep your house bug and rodents free all the year-round, you may hire a professional pest control company for year-round maintenance. Whenever you notice any pests or signs of a pest presence, contact a licensed pest professional right away.
- Check and seal all entryways to your home
The unwanted guests find their way to your home through cracks, holes, and gaps in your home’s foundation. Since these openings in the home provide the perfect entrance for pests, it is crucial to inspect your building to fix them.
To address this issue, fill gaps and cracks smaller than a ½ inch with weatherproof caulk and use expandable foam sealant to fix larger gaps and holes. Window screens are a good option to keep pests away. Always remember to keep all doors closed to prevent pests from infiltrating your home.