Seasonal Pest Control: Tips to Prepare for Spring

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It’s hard to believe, but spring is almost here! That means you’ll start seeing more bugs around. Some of them will be returning from warmer climates, but a lot of them were in your home and yard all along. Those bugs that waited out the winter around your home will start to wake up, thaw out, hatch, etc. Make sure you’re prepared! 

Seasonal Pest Control Tips

When it comes to effective pest control, preventive maintenance is key. That means working hard now to make sure you enjoy a pest-free spring and summer! As the weather starts to warm up, here are a few things you can do to prepare:

Seal Cracks & Gaps

We talk about this tip year-round because it’s that important! Every turn of the season you should be inspecting in and around your home for cracks and gaps where pests could squeeze through. Mice can fit through surprisingly tiny holes, and insects of all kinds will also take any opportunity to get out of the spring rain and into your dry and cozy home. 

Yard Pest Control

While you might be tempted to focus solely on your home, don’t neglect your yard! Not only can pests damage your yard: If they make it home base, they’re more likely to find a way inside yours. 

Take this time of year to trim back any shrubbery or trees that are close to your house. Trim any tree limbs that hang over or touch your roof. Your grass probably doesn’t need cutting just yet, but be sure to cut it regularly as it starts growing again during the spring. If there are any fallen limbs, decaying tree stumps, or other kinds of debris, make sure you clean it up—those are perfect places for pests to hide! 

Keep Things Tidy

Much like sealing cracks around your home, this tip is great year-round. Make sure you’re storing all of your food in airtight containers so pests aren’t attracted to your kitchen. Also be on the lookout for sticky spills, crumbs, dried food on dishes, etc. Any one of those little messes is like an all-you-can-eat buffet for pests! Rinse out soda cans, take the trash out regularly, and sweep often to get rid of crumbs. Pests need water, too, so be sure to get rid of standing water in and around your home. Now’s a good time to fix any leaks or faucet drips you’ve noticed! 

Professional Pest Control

The best thing you can do as far as seasonal pest control goes is to continue your professional pest control services through the winter. It’s common to pause services when you don’t see many bugs around, but we assure you—they’re there! And come spring time, you’ll wish you’d kept those services up. 

If you’re looking to start professional pest control services, look no further than Vulcan Termite & Pest Control. We know all there is about bugs and pests, and can solve your infestation or maintenance problems effectively. Get in touch with us today to get started!