Springtime is the period when mother earth ‘comes back to life’. After the winter, most flora and fauna resume activity as the weather becomes warmer in the spring. With this change in seasons, no creature is left behind, and an increase in pest activity can often be observed. It is therefore essential to keep in mind the various methods that can be employed to prevent infestations as the seasons change.
To have effective pest control practices in place during the springtime, keep in mind:
Types of Pests
Having an idea of what pests commonly appear in your area in the spring is the first step to keeping them out. If you are aware of what to expect, then you can implement the best preventative methods for each particular pest. If you can predict their patterns and movements, then you will also be able to identify any presence of these pests early; thus making elimination quicker and more impactful.
State of Your Environs
The state of your environs plays a significant role in how well you can keep pests out. Do not neglect your yard and lawn. You must take care to trim and clear your bushes as well as areas that are covered in vegetation. This helps to eliminate most hiding spots while providing fewer areas for pests to gather and set up habitats. Cleaning the interior of your home is also an ideal method of pest control as you maintain a clear area that is both difficult to get to and unattractive to pests.
You must take care to render your home inaccessible to pests. This requires that you carry out a thorough inspection of both the exterior and interior of your home to identify any and all areas that may be used by pests to gain access to your home. These may include but are not limited to: holes in the fencing, standing water and areas where puddles may form, holes in the walls, deteriorating insulation, and many more. Once these points of weakness have been identified, repair work must be undertaken in good time.
There are those things that attract pests into the home. One of the most common attractors is food that has been left out. The food may attract cockroaches, rats and mice. Other attractors are exposed and untreated wood planks and books that are irresistible to termites and cool shady areas that may prove ideal for snakes. All these attractors must be managed or eliminated altogether. Keep your food in proper containers and store it in a clean environment. Make sure that anything that has been proven to attract pests is eliminated.
In addition to all the tasks mentioned above, you should enlist the services of a pest control specialist to have a professional’s opinions on hand. This knowledge can come in handy as they can also make you aware of crucial aspects of pest control that you were not previously aware of. A reliable pest control service can be invaluable in the quest to prevent and manage common springtime pest concerns. With their experience brought to bear, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of springtime as the worst aspects of the warmer weather in the form of active pests are kept at bay.