Spring has officially sprung! The sun is shining, the snow has melted, and... the pests are back. Just like clockwork, as soon as the weather starts to warm up, ants, roaches, mice, and other critters come out of hiding and start looking for a way into your home.
Don't let these pests ruin your springtime fun! Here are a few tips to help pest-proof your home and keep these unwanted guests out of your home.
One of the best ways to keep pests out of your home is to make it difficult for them to get inside in the first place. Screen doors and windows are an effective barrier against many common pests, like flies, mosquitoes, and bees. If you don't have screens on your doors and windows, now is the time to install them!
Having thick foliage around your home is an open invitation for pests to move in. Not only do plants provide cover for pests, but they can also give them easy access to your roof and windows. Trimming tree branches and other plants away from your home will help deter pests from taking up residence.
A clean home is a pest-free home! Pests are attracted to food, trash, and other messes, so it's important to keep your home clean and clutter-free. Vacuum regularly, wash dishes right away and don't let trash build up. Taking these simple steps will help keep your home free of pests.
Pests love moisture, so fixing any leaks in your plumbing and repairing any water damage in your home is essential to deterring them. In addition, be sure to empty any standing water around your property, such as in rain gutters, buckets, or plant pots.
Another way to deter pests from entering your home is to keep your trash sealed and stored in a closed container. Flies, cockroaches, and other pests are attracted to garbage, so keeping it sealed up will help prevent them from coming inside.
Sealing cracks and small openings around your home is an effective way to keep pests out. By sealing these openings, you make it difficult for pests to gain entry into your home. By keeping pests out, you can help protect your home from damage and keep yourself and your family safe from the potential dangers of pest infestations.
When it comes to pest control, prevention is key. If you follow these tips, you can be on your way to a pest-free spring! However, after all is said and done, sometimes pests just still find their way into your home. If this is the case for you, do not get discouraged! Insight Pest Solutions has what you need.
Insight Pest Solutions is your local, comprehensive pest control solution. We offer a variety of services to fit your needs, including general pest control, termite control, mosquito control, and more. No matter what type of pest problem you're facing, we have a solution for you.
Don't let pests ruin your springtime fun! Contact us today and let us help you take back your home.