With all of the warm weather we've been having, our Charlotte pest control team wanted to help you get a jump start on prepping your home for Spring.
Spring is a time when insects and critters emerge to build nests and forage for food for their young. Sometimes this results in insects and wildlife coming too close to home for comfort. Left unchecked, a little nuisance can turn into an infestation.
Before an infestation occurs, most professional pest control companies recommend taking preventative measures around your home to keep unwanted visitors out. As you embark on spring cleaning this season, employ these simple tips for a pest-free home:
Spring Pest Control Tip 1: Seal up entry points.
Check your home for cracks along windows and doors, and holes in window screens, especially near light fixtures where insects congregate at night. Seal cracks and consider adding a mesh barrier under porches and decks to ward off wild four-legged friends.
Spring Pest Control Tip 2: Keep food in sealed containers.
Pet food, bird seed, and dry food items are inviting meals for ants and other pantry pests. Keep these items stored in airtight containers.
Spring Pest Control Tip 3: Eliminate standing water.
Mosquitoes don’t just ruin backyard barbecues, they can also transmit deadly diseases. Mosquitoes need water to breed, so get rid of any standing water on your property.
Spring Pest Control Tip 4: Keep wood and brush away from home structures.
These materials appeal to termites, wood-boring beetles, and even bees and wasps. Store these items away from your home, garage and shed.
Spring Pest Control Tip 5: Try a dehumidifier.
Basements can get particularly damp in the warmer months, providing a haven for centipedes, silverfish, and other pests. A dehumidifier can remove excess moisture.
Despite your best efforts to prevent pests from entering your home, infestations can still occur. Professional pest control companies in Charlotte can help you with environmentally responsible ways to address any pest issues, and prevent future visits from unwelcome insects and wildlife.
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