Celebrate National Pest Management Month with Pest-Proofing Advice from the Experts◀ Back To Blog
April 1, 2014
April is National Pest Management Month, a public observance by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events, that celebrates the pest management industry for its commitment to the protection of public health, food and property from common household pests. It’s also the ideal time to prepare homes and help thwart those pesky spring and summer pest invasions. During the month-long observance, Thomas Pest Services encourages homeowners to take stock of the conditions in and around homes and eliminate any harborage points that could attract pests over the next few months.
“National Pest Management Month occurs during a time when homeowners begin to notice an increase in pests, such as ants, termites, mosquitoes and other stinging insects,” said Sarah Thomas-Clark, Vice President at Thomas Pest Services. “It’s the perfect opportunity for homeowners to complete simple home improvement projects like screening windows and proper landscape techniques that will help keep pests outdoors where they belong.”
NPMA experts recommend the following tips to pest-proof the home this spring:
Seal any cracks on the outside of the home with a silicone-based caulk, including entry points for utilities and pipes.
Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the foundation and windows.
Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house.
Repair fascia and rotted roof shingles.
Keep mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation.
Eliminate sources of standing water around the house, including birdbaths and in clogged gutters.
Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.
Avoid leaving pet’s food dishes out for long periods of time.
Contact a licensed pest professional if an infestation is suspected.
Thomas Pest Services has been solving rodent and insect problems for those that live, work and play in the Capital Region and surrounding towns like Chatham, Schenectady, Latham, Saratoga Springs and Queensbury with third generation experience. Thomas Pest Services is proud to be a leader in the pest management field and thanks the National Pest Management Association and our membership with Professional Pest Management Association for this information. To learn more about what Thomas Pest Services can do to solve your pest issue, contact us via phone at 1-877-518-2847, via web inquiry, Facebook or Twitter!