Preparing for Spring Pests
As winter comes to a close and warmer weather rolls in, the last thing you want to deal with is an influx of pest activity. Increasing temperatures in the springtime encourage a variety of insects and pests to emerge after spending most of the winter in a dormant state. The best way to prepare for spring pests is to know what to expect and how to prevent an infestation. Since so many people invest time into spring cleaning, it’s also the perfect chance to protect your home from incoming spring pests.
Why Are There So Many Pests in the Spring?
Many insects or pests either hide out during the winter months or go into a state of diapause. Once it becomes a bit warmer outside as spring approaches, they will be encouraged to emerge. This is why so many pests that may have been in your home during the winter will often be seen by homeowners in the springtime as they become more active. Several pests are known to emerge and be quite active during the spring: Ants, termites, springtail bugs, and cockroaches are likely to be seen in the home as warmer temperatures arrive.
Preventing Springtime Infestations
A lot of homeowners like to deep-clean their home in the spring, which allows for the perfect opportunity to integrate pest prevention methods into the mix. One of the biggest contributors to pests finding their way inside is clutter and mess, so cleaning your home is a great way to eliminate possible shelters for pests. To protect your home from spring pests, make sure to implement some of the following tips into your spring-cleaning routine:
- Clean out your closets, get rid of old boxes, and clear any residual clutter.
- Seal all food in airtight containers.
- Inspect the perimeter of your home and seal any holes or cracks.
- Make sure all window screens are tight-fitting and have no holes.
- Look for signs of wood damage in the foundation of your home or near your property.
- Fix leaky faucets and eliminate all sources of standing water.
- Give your attic or basement a once-over to check for signs of nests or pests that may have shacked up in the winter.
Professional Spring Pest Control
Many pests are active year-round, but the warmer months definitely see a spike in pest activity. The best way to make sure you don’t get pests during the spring or in any other season is by enlisting regular, preventative pest control. Antworks offers two different service programs to ensure your home is protected from a variety of pests no matter what time of year it is. Call us today to learn more about preparing for spring pests in your home!