Have you noticed the change in weather? The blooming flowers and chirping birds are announcing the arrival of spring. You might just not want to go back inside your house but sit and relax in your garden.
However, one thing that you may not like about springtime is the influx of pests and insects that thrive in hot and humid temperatures. You may also see some pests making their way inside your home. But you can stop them from entering your house with the help of these 5 spring pest prevention tips.
You must know that insects and germs grow in stagnant water. But did you know that the gutter and drain pipes of your house can promote the growth of pests? A single clog in the gutter line attached to your roof is enough to let the pests grow and creep into your attic.
The blockage due to vegetation, soil, gravel, and grains allows pests to thrive. So, look out for any water buildups and clear out your house gutters and downspouts to ensure safety from pests.
Food and water are the basic necessity of living creatures to survive. Hence, food and water sources in your home may prove significant to the growth of different pests. Firstly, you have to empty the pantry and clean up; make sure there are no trails of crumbs and leftovers.
Secondly, keep your food items tightly sealed. Avoid disposing of food in an unhealthy manner. In fact, utilize compost and other types of bins for safe disposal. Lid the trash cans and keep your pet food only when it’s time for your pet to feed.
Replacing air filters, cleaning air ducts/ vents, and removing debris/clutters are some of the common spring home maintenance checklist items. Although dark and damp places are ideal locations for pests’ growth, HVAC and air vents are not the only places to look for.
Clear out empty and dusty cabinets, cupboards, drawers, etc., that may serve as a shelter for pests. Hence, now you know the three main reasons why pests enter your home in spring – food, water, and shelter.
Commonly, during the swarming periods, homeowners install fly screens to prevent fly and termite growth in their house. So, what are you waiting for? Install one today.
You may use caulk to seal joints and seams against leakage in various spots around the house, including the doors, windows, and attic. You can renew the caulks in the spots and linings where you think it is wearing off. It will also help prevent the invasion of insects and flying pests inside your house.
In case spring pests have already made their way into your house, seek immediate professional help. Baystate Wildlife offers the best resources and methods for pest control. Give us a call at 781-830-6080 now to get rid of those pests (flies, wasps, termites, bed bugs, etc.). We ensure steady support and the best future prevention techniques that yield maximum results.