When the temperature starts to warm up we are usually very happy to welcome the warmth and sunshine. You will be able to see grass soon, flowers will be in bloom and animals will be coming out of hibernation. With this warm weather also comes the arrival of spring pests like termites, ants, flies and rodents. These pests are not only annoying to have around your home, they can also cause structural damage, spread diseases, and contaminate your food and water. It is best to prepare yourself for the upcoming months with knowledge on how to prevent these pests from entering your home.
Here are four tips to help you prevent pests from entering your home this spring:
Home Exterior: Seal up the exterior of your home. This will prevent pests from entering your home in the first place. Look for any gaps or cracks around the exterior of your home. This can be around windows, doors, vents, pipes and wiring. Once your home in completely sealed, it will create a barrier to keep pests out.
Landscaping: Keeping the landscaping trimmed and away from your home will help keep pests from entering your home. Many pests use trees and shrubs to gain access to homes. They can also build colonies and hide within your landscaping while they forage for food inside your home.
Food and Water: It is best to have an air tight seal on all food and water sources. This can be anything from dog food to trash to dry goods and leaky pipes. This action will help deter pests from your home. If they cannot find food and water, they will not be as likely to set up shop inside your home. Also, keeping the moisture down in your home will help keep pests away. Pests, like termites, enjoy using moist wood to build their colonies
Wood Storage: Keep wood at least 20 feet away from your home. This can be anything from firewood to wood scraps for projects. Pests love to hide out in wood piles.
If you need more tips on deterring pests from your home, call a professional pest exterminator today. They will be happy to help you make this spring pest free for you and your family.