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Spring is here, which means warmer days are ahead! To many people, spring and summer are the most enjoyable times during the year when you can sit outside, and enjoy those long, warm days. But, there’s something out there waiting to spoil your summer fun… pests! But don’t fret! We have some pest control tips that you can add to your spring cleaning list so you can stay relaxed all season long.
As the seasons change, so do the pests that inhabit our homes and gardens. Autumn and winter are prime times for rodents, bed bugs, and fleas, while spring and summer are ruled by stinging and biting insects just to name a few. Here are some of the most common pest offenders in the warmer months:
As spring and summer are both popular times for people to take a vacation and visit other states and countries, bed bugs can also be a problem during these months. As travel increases, bed bug infestations start to grow.
In the spring and summer, there is a range of different pests looking to invade your home. Prevention is key for keeping nuisance pests out of your home during the warmer months. Here are some prevention tips and home repairs you can implement to help keep these pests away.
A damaged roof can provide pests with immediate access to your home. Repairing a damaged roof can help prevent bees, hornets, wasps, and termites from gaining access to your home. To prevent these types of pests from coming in follow the pest control tips below:
Air vents can provide an easy entry point for pests like ants, termites, and wasps to gain access to your home. During the springtime when termite swarms start, air vents can make your home quite vulnerable to infestations. To prevent these pests from coming in:
Your attic is an ideal place for hornets, termites, and wasps to set up camp and build their nests. The exposed wood beams and any cardboard boxes can be an excellent source of food. Follow these pest control tips to help prevent these pests from coming in:
Bedrooms can be a prime spot for pest activity of all kinds from bed bugs, flies, and mosquitoes to termites and wasps. For some pests, like bed bugs, it can be a source of both food and refuge. Follow the tips below to present infestations from these nuisance pests:
Left open, windows make a great entry route for pests to come into your home. Ants, bees, flies, hornets, mosquitoes, termites, and wasps can all easily access the inside of your home through an open window. The tips below may seem like common sense, but we have to mention them, as they are the easiest prevention method for keeping pests out in the warmer months:
Gardens can act as a giant magnet for pests like ants, bees, flies, hornets, mosquitoes, termites, wasps, and even ticks. Gardens are the perfect spot for pests to relax as they are full of food, places to live, and breeding areas. Follow the pest control tips below to keep these pests away from your garden:
Garages provide ants, hornets, termites, and wasps with a place to nest and act as a stepping stone into your home. To keep these pests out:
Kitchens are an ideal place for pests like ants, flies, termites, and wasps to forage for food. The abundance of crumbs and stocked pantries turn your kitchen into a free all-you-can-eat buffet for pests. To keep pests out of your kitchen in the spring, follow these pest control tips:
If there’s one thing that pests like flies, hornets, and wasps love, it’s trash. Garbage cans left outside act as an open invitation to a five-star restaurant for pests. Follow the pest control tips below to keep pests out of your trash:
Pests are a pain when they come into your home, but by following these tips and taking advantage of our PestFree365+ service, they don’t have to be! Contact us for expert advice and solutions on how to get rid of pests in your home and garden. An Ehrlich Technician will discuss what we can do for you to make sure your spring and summer are pest-free.
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