The Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to get the inside and outside of your Savannah, GA home ready for a family picnic or barbeque. The experts at McCall Service are not just talking about cleaning the grill, picnic tables and outdoor furniture off. In order for your next Memorial Day gathering to not be taken over by ants, spiders, bees and other pests there are some steps you should take to prevent pesky spring pests.
Indoor pest control tips
Clean out storage areas like closets, basements and attics; pests like to hide in these areas of your home.
Do not store food out in the open on your kitchen counters; instead store in the refrigerator or in sealed containers with tight fitting lids.
Regularly remove garbage from your home.
Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink for long periods of time.
Clean out kitchen cupboards and throw away older pantry items.
Do not leave doors and windows open for long periods of time without screens. Make sure that the screens are completely intact.
Make sure that gaps found around exterior windows and doors are caulked.
Outdoor pest control tips
Trim back trees and bushes from the exterior of your home. Pests like to hide in dense landscaping and use their branches to gain easy access to your home.
Replace older mulch with new mulch. Make sure there is a stone barrier between the mulch and exterior of your home.
Do not let your grass overgrow; keep it cut short.
Clean out your gutters and make sure they are draining water away from your home properly.
Switch outdoor lighting to lower wattage bulbs or switch to yellow bulbs.
Make sure that firewood or compost areas are built in areas away from the exterior of your home.
Taking the time to prevent pests around your home is a great way to help stop pests from ruining your Memorial Day holiday, but pests can be very tricky and prevention methods may not always be enough. For quality Savannah pest control, contact the experts at McCall Service. We have home pest control services available to treat, control and prevent a variety of pests from invading your home year-round. Knowing that you have year-round pest control services in place will give you peace of mind that your home is safe from pests and their threats.