Spring Pest ControlIn Spring on March 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Written by admin
The arrival of the spring season means that warm weather, flowers, and other plants are coming back, but they are also bringing a variety of insects and pests back with them. In the spring, common pests such as spiders, ants, wasps, fleas, ticks, roaches, and others emerge from the soil and may even find their way into homes. Listed here are several tips that if followed, can help prevent large insect infestations in your yard as well as in your home.
The first step to effectively preventing insect infestations is keeping the areas immediately outside the home clear to reduce the possibility of pest access to the home. One way to do this is to keep soil, mulch, trees, and shrubs away from the house. Many different types of insects make their homes in these areas and having trees or areas of thick vegetation close to the home will only encourage these insects to make that final movement inside. Firewood piles may also be welcoming to large populations of insects and should be kept a good distance from the house as well. Another preventative measure that can help avoid pest problems is keeping gutters clear and free of debris such as twigs and leaves. The debris build-up within gutters provides a breeding ground for common pests such as carpenter ants and termites. Moist debris and areas of standing water also provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes as well as water for small rodents and should be drained immediately. The final way to prevent pest populations from forming close to the house is by removing plants from the area around the foundation. These plants create shelter and a food source for potential pests near areas where they can easily enter a home.
While taking these preventative actions may stop pests from getting into your home, there are several actions to take within your home to avoid attracting potential pests. One such action is to seal any possible points of entry in the foundation, plumbing, and electrical or telephone line entrances. Keeping points of entrance such as windows and doors free of debris will also help prevent pests from entering your home. Another way to avoid attracting pests into your home is by keeping kitchens clean and food areas as well as trash cans properly sealed. Any food crumbs or openings to the food supply will attract pests such as ants and roaches. Trash cans without lids are also inviting to pests as they normally contain food scraps that pests feed on. By eliminating points of entry and keeping foodstuffs properly sealed, you can avoid attracting pests into your home.
Taking proper preventative action against pests in the spring consists of keeping the exterior of the home clear of debris and free of possible entry points in addition to keeping homes clean to avoid attracting pests inside. If you should experience a pest infestation after following these tips, contact Green T Pest Control to have their professional exterminators eliminate the problem.Comment »