Spring Pest Control for Your Home
When the temperatures start to rise in the spring, the bugs and pests become more active as well. Susan Brewer Service First Real Estate offers you the following tips to help you to keep the pests out of your home this spring:
Keep Landscaping and Mulch Away from Your Home
Make sure plants and mulch are at least three feet from the house. Doing so helps to keep rodents and many insects that are attracted to flowers, leaves, and the moisture that mulch holds away from your home.
Eliminate All Sources of Standing Water
Insects and mosquitoes are attracted to standing water. To prevent the accumulation of moisture and the insects that it invites keep your gutters clear of debris, fix any roof leaks and make any plumbing repairs as soon as possible.
Clear Garages and Attics of All Clutter
Creatures such as spiders create nests in cluttered areas and cardboard boxes inside the home. To keep those pests away, reduce the number of cardboard boxes you keep and maintain all storage areas, ensuring they are kept organized and clean.
Keep Pet Food and Water Off of the Ground
Buy elevated pet bowls if possible. Even if you change your pet’s food and water bowls each morning to prevent stagnation, they act as a food source for rodents, ants, and other insects and encourage them to remain nearby.
Repair and Replace Damaged or Missing Window Screens
Now is a good time to make sure all window and door screens are in good repair, free of holes, and fit well in the window. Replace and repair as necessary, since many nuisance insects like fruit flies and other flies, ants, and many other insects gain access through damaged window screens.
Doing these things now can help you to keep a pest-free home this spring.