When birds are chirping, and flowers are beginning to bloom, it’s 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 spring and summer seasons’ excitement often gets ruined by harmful pests and irksome critters.
During springtime, pest control may seem like a daunting and unwanted task for many homeowners, 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 annoying and 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 the 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 water and food sources, follow a 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 birdbaths, trim tall grasses, and clear gutters of leaves and other debris regularly. 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 cause various diseases and 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-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.