April is National Pest Management Month, recognizing the professional pest industry for protecting public health from threats posed by pests.

Every day, Pest management professionals are ready to prevent, tackle, and solve any pest infestation problem that a home or business might have. Pest Management Month is the perfect time to remind home and business owners to pest-proof their properties and why it is important to work with licensed professionals. 

With spring and flowers beginning to bloom, pests will soon start to come out of hiding, causing homeowners to take preventive measures that they can implement by themselves or with their local pest control professional. 

 Although DIY pest control may seem like the most affordable and easy solution to treating a home or business, it is not always the best option, and costs can quickly add up. Professionals know what products work best when preventing or tackling an infestation problem. The DIY method might take a couple of trial-and-error products that only offer temporary relief and a higher final cost. 

Pest professionals understand the hazards associated with pesticides; they know what chemicals to use and where to ensure their client’s safety and avoid hazardous chemical exposure. They will follow up and ensure the issue is adequately taken care of. 

Here are some professional certified tips to help property owners prepare this season: 


 Avoid water accumulation near the structure’s foundation and eliminate any mulch or wood contact with the building. Make sure gutters, downspouts, and splash blocks are functioning correctly. 


Standing water is the main attractant for these tiny creatures. Be sure to remove any objects that can be used as a nesting source. 


When disposing of food waste, use bins with lids that properly seal and keep them away from windows and doors. Regularly remove garbage and clean spoiled food from floors and countertops immediately.  


Seal any cracks or possible entryways where rodents can fit through. Remember that mice can squeeze through holes as small as a dime, and rats can fit through spaces the size of a quarter. 

This April, let’s honor and thank the pest control professionals who work hard to protect our health and well-being. This industry will keep our communities, food supplies, and health safety for many years to come. 

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