Spring Pest Control Guide: How to Prepare Your Home for Warmer Weather

If you are getting tired of pests invading your home every spring and summer, it is time to get these problems under control. You want to do some things around your home before calling a pest control service for regular treatment. You may also want to have a pest control service treat your home before insects, and other pests become more active. The following spring pest control guide will help you prepare for warmer weather without unwanted guests.

Inspecting Your Property for Infestations

You want to start the spring pest maintenance by inspecting your property. There are specific signs of pests that you want to look for, including:

  • Droppings around your home
  • Visible borrows and nests
  • Structural damage due to insects
  • Dead tree branches and unhealthy plants

These are some of the signs that there may be a potential pest problem that needs to be addressed. You will want to treat infestations before they grow out of control when the weather gets warmer.

Cleaning Up Landscaping Where Pests Nest

The landscaping around your home can be inviting for potential pests. Therefore, it is important to start maintaining it while the weather is cool. Landscaping maintenance that helps keep the pests away include:

  • Pruning and trimming dead plant growth
  • Burning or disposing of garden waste and clippings
  • Making sure there is no standing water

These are things that you can do to keep the pests out of your landscaping. Keeping the landscaping cleaned up will do a lot to keep the pests away and prevent infestations.

Home Maintenance to Keep the Pests Out

Other maintenance tasks to prevent pests are home improvements to the exterior of your home. There may be small repairs and other things that need to be done to keep the pests out. Some of the spring home improvements that can help prevent pest infestations include:

  • Seal areas where pests get in
  • Treat exposed woodwork
  • Repair leaks and any water damage problems

The home improvement projects can keep the pests out of your home when the weather gets warmer. In addition, if there are termites in your area, you will want to inspect the wood for damage and do repairs before these insects become active.

Treatments to Stop Infestations

You are also going to want to treat your landscaping and your home for pests early this spring. A pest control service can help with treatments to keep insects and other pests away from your home. They can also set up bait traps and help with other preventative measures to keep your home pest-free this summer.

These are the things you will want to do to prepare your home for spring. Contact a residential pest control service to have them treat your property.  

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