As much as you may have enjoyed the reprieve from insects and pests this winter, we are quickly watching that season slip away. As most of us are starting to anticipate warmer weather and more outside time, there might be many of us that are forgetting this is when pests are starting to come out of the woodworks. The onslaught of pests in the spring is real. Effective Pest Services is here to talk about some steps that you can take to help prevent pests from getting into your home or invading your property this spring.
What Pests Come Out in Spring?
There are several pests that you might find becoming a problem this spring season. Here are some of the most common pests that you will find invading your home as the weather warms up:
– Stinging insects
Spring Cleaning Pest Prevention
Many of us are going to create a spring cleaning list as we start to become more productive with the longer days and increased sunshine. There are several things that you can add to your spring cleaning list that will help you avoid pest infestations this spring.
– Declutter: If you are like many homeowners, there are more than likely places in your home that are filled with clutter because you simply don’t know what to do with all of the stuff. These areas of clutter are far more likely to become home to pests if the area isn’t cleaned out. The solution to this problem is simple; it is time to add decluttering to your spring cleaning list. This can be done by throwing away items that can’t be used in any other way, having a yard sale, or even donations.
– Yard Cleanup: There are more than likely areas of your yard that have been a little bit neglected over the winter. If you didn’t clean out planter boxes, gardens, and even your lawn, it is time to give it the attention it needs. When there is clutter in your yard, it can be the perfect place for pests to come in and take over.
– Trash Storage: If you haven’t been storing your trash properly, there is no time like the present to make a change. It is important that you make sure you have the trash storage that you need to avoid attracting pests to your home.
– Seal Entry Points: And lastly, if there are any cracks or holes that would allow insects and pests entrance into your home, it is time to get those sealed up. Give your home a good inspection to check for any areas that might need repair.