When the weather starts to warm up and the flowers bloom, you might see more than just butterflies outside your house. You might be seeing rodents looking for a new home in your basement or attic.
We turn over our winter coats and welcome spring, where we can get out and enjoy life again. However, we also end up welcoming pests like mice and bugs into our homes that could do some serious damage if not dealt with quickly.
Luckily, there are ways to pest-proof your home before the summer heat hits, so you don’t have to spend time worrying about uninvited visitors. Here are five ways to pest-proof your house this spring.
1. Remove Food Sources.
Pests are attracted to both food and water sources. Be sure to keep food in tightly-sealed containers either inside or outside your home. Keep pet foods up and off of the floors, where they would be susceptible to infestation by rodents. Be especially observant of trash cans as well, since they may provide a source of water that attracts pests. If you have ants, you might want to consider moving your trash can under the sink to avoid little visitors.
If getting rid of food sources isn’t helping your pest control plight, call B&B Exterminating Co.
2. Repair Cracks and Holes.
Small cracks and holes where pipes come through walls provide a great place for pests to enter your home. It is especially true if you have a crawlspace or basement where pests could live undetected until they’ve infested your entire house. Make sure to repair these holes as soon as possible so that rodents, bugs, lizards and all other kinds of unwelcome guests cannot find their way into your living space.
3. Vacuum Often.
Vacuuming regularly will help keep the amount of dust down in your home–reducing pest attraction significantly since dust can accumulate food particles left behind by pests. It also means that you’ll get rid of insects and other pests that can be quite unpleasant for your home environment if left to their own devices.
Notice the pests keep coming, even after vacuuming and cleaning all day long? B&B Exterminating Co.’s Residential and Commercial Pest Control Services is here for you.
4. Repair Damaged Screens.
Fix damaged screens on windows and doors as soon as possible to ensure none of those pesky insects enter through any small holes they can squeeze through.
Repairing small holes should be done regularly throughout the spring season, so that pests cannot enter your home.
5. Check Pipes for Leaks.
Check around your pipes for any water leaks to ensure no puddles are forming–which can attract bugs, spiders and other creepy crawlies into your house. Wipe up any water on the floor immediately if you see it accumulating, especially in dark corners where pests like to hide. Water damage is an open invitation to every type of pest imaginable!
Do not let leaky pipes, cracks, holes and damaged screens get you down. If these tips do not fix your pest problem, contact B&B Exterminating Co. today.