Spring has sprung, and the sunshine is finally here! The beginning of spring marks a time of renewal and rejuvenation. Birds are chirping, flowers are beginning to bloom, and animals are venturing out. Springtime sees a sudden explosion of pest populations. Both insects and wildlife awake from their winter hibernation and are on the lookout for resources! These include food, shelter and water – exactly what you can provide!
Now that nature is bursting back to life, it’s time to start thinking about pest control tips for spring. That means that you need to be prepared to control ants, eliminate termites, and protect against spiders and rodents on your property.
How can you avoid these pests at work and at home?
1. YEAR-ROUND MAINTENANCE WITH A PEST CONTROL COMPANY
Even if you don’t have a pest problem now, pest prevention is always cheaper and easier than pest reaction. Work with a pest control service provider, like QFI Pest Control! Our pest control experts can help prevent pests from invading your home and workplace.
2. KEEP LANDSCAPES TRIMMED AND NEAT
Make sure trees are trimmed back from buildings, windows and especially rooftops. These can become a pathway for pests to get inside.
3. MONITOR POINTS OF ENTRY
Ensure door sweeps are tightly sealed to the ground. Check garage doors and any other vulnerable places. Openings in your home provide the perfect entrance for unwanted guests. Inspect your property for potential entrance points for pests. Walk around the perimeter of your building, and pay close attention to areas where utilities enter.
4. STORE AND DISPOSE OF FOOD/WASTE PROPERLY
Animals need food, water, and shelter to survive. Gardens, garbage, standing water, and pet food can all attract pests. If you get rid of all potential sources of water and food, your risk of pest problems falls dramatically.
5. CONTROL MOISTURE
Even a small pool of water or leaking pipe can provide enough water to attract springtime pests. High humidity aids egg production in many pests.
6. CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN
In addition to immediately cleaning up any food spills and making sure food items are properly stored, take some time to do a full spring inspection and cleaning. Rodents, bugs, and insects love to hide in trash and debris. Take some time to clear away all the clutter from your property, such as brush piles and excess leaves. Don’t neglect the areas under porches, decks, and stairs.
7. CONTACT A LICENSED PEST PROFESSIONAL AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE A PEST
Pests rarely travel alone. Where there’s one, there’s many. Even if you see just one of these pests this spring, contact a professional pest control company to take care of it before it turns into a full-blown infestation. Remember, the best way to maintain a pest-free environment for your home or business is by partnering with a certified pest management professional.
These are just a few helpful tips to get you spring ready and pest-free. To learn more contact us at QFI Pest Control.