Although spring cleaning might not be your favorite task, preventing pests from entering your home is necessary. With the warmer months upon us, pests come out of hiding and search for food. We’ve gathered some tips to help you be ready to receive Spring and close the door on pests.
Get rid of the clutter
Attics, basements, and garages can often go undisturbed for long periods making them the perfect hideout for spiders, rodents, and other pests. Discard any items you no longer need and store those you will keep in plastic containers to keep them out of reach from pests. Cardboard boxes can hold moisture and damage your belongings, so try to avoid them when possible.
Seal all cracks and crevices
Pests can make their way into your home through the smallest gaps in windows, doors, roofs, and vents. Make sure to seal all cracks and any other possible points of entry to stop these pesky creatures.
Moisture can be a big attraction for pests like cockroaches and silverfish. Remember to fix leaks in kitchen and bathroom sinks to eliminate any possibility of having these pesky little creatures in your home. Remember to check under and around sinks, tubs, and toilets to prevent moisture issues from leaking pipes.
Don’t forget the outside
Check and repair your roof clean out clogged gutters and downspouts. Repair damaged screens, windows, and doors. Trim bushes and branches, remove rotted tree stumps, leaves, and other plant waste.
With Spring’s arrival, take this time to prepare your home and maintain a healthy living environment for your family and deter pests from infesting your living space.
If you have trouble with pests or suspect an infestation, contact a pest management professional to tackle the problem right away.
Ready to live in pest-free comfort? Ask your pest management professional about installing TAP® Pest Control in your attic today!