Pests are abundant when spring first arrives. You'll notice that wasps and bees will start emerging, mosquitoes will start to make an appearance, ants are going to start coming out, and other pests will begin to make their appearance as well. Pests in spring can sometimes be worse than any other time of the year because they are just coming back out and they are hungry. Some pests, such as raccoons, rodents and other wildlife, are also going to be coming out more often looking for something to eat. If you are noticing these pests, there are things you can do to help prevent them from coming into your home. Read on for pest control tips.
1. Do Preventative Maintenance
You need to do a little bit of work to your home this spring in order to protect your house from these pests. If your home has any holes, cracks or spaces where pests can get inside, they are going to find these areas and will end up in your home. Seal your home to protect it against pests such as insects and rodents, as well as other types of wildlife. Preventative maintenance can go a long way, so do a thorough inspection of your home and protect it against these pests.
2. Spray Your Home's Perimeter
Spray around the perimeter of your home to protect it against pests such as ants, roaches and other insects. You can use a spray pesticide that you purchase from the store, or you can create your own. You can also use diatomaceous earth and sprinkle it around the perimeter of your home, both inside and outside in order to protect against these pests. If you often have issues with ants, you may want to sprinkle diatomaceous earth in areas where you see a lot of ant activity as well.
3. Spring Clean Your Yard
Spring cleaning isn't just for inside your home. You should also spring clean your yard as well. Remove rubbish from the yard that has been sitting throughout the winter months. Clean out any areas that may be holding water that can allow mosquitoes to breed. Also be sure to cover wood piles with a tarp to prevent moisture from attracting pests such as termites. Keep your trash covered, and any trash inside the can should be in a sealed garbage bag to prevent attracting wildlife pests and rodents to your yard.
Spring is coming quickly, and so are the pests that are awakening. Protect your yard and your home by using the tips above. Call a pest control service for help with your pest problems.