Things You Can Do Now To Prepare For Springs Pests Later◀ Back To Blog
February 22, 2018
Well, we have gotten through the thick of winter, and before we know it spring flowers will be popping up all over, the sun will grace us with more warmth, animals will emerge, and we will be able to swap in our hats and mittens for some shorts and a tank top. During the transition, however, a lot will be happening, and many of us will take this time to prepare for the seasons to come. As we are more eager to get outside, we take the time to rediscover our yards, tidying up everything winter has left in its wake. Oftentimes, however, many of the most important tasks go unseen or ignored. As new life forms, crawling from their respective winter hideaways, they will be seeking out the necessities to carry on through the year. Food, water, and shelter are some of the main priorities spring pests will be looking for, and with a variety of pests all coming at once, spring pest control should be at the top of the to-do list.
What Are Spring Pests?
As the weather becomes favorable, food and water sources more plentiful, and the opportunity for living grows, you will see a rise in potential pest infestations. Spring pets include, but are not limited to:
Mosquitoes - Quite possibly one of the most annoying pests that we run into, the mosquito can also be quite dangerous. Mosquitoes are linked to numerous diseases that are known to be spread to humans. Getting rid of mosquitoes is nearly impossible, however, creating a dramatic reduction in them around you and your yard is possible. Make sure to remove all standing water that mosquitoes use for their breeding grounds. You can also use insect repellents on your property and person to deter mosquitoes.
Carpenter Ants - Carpenter ants cause millions of dollars worth of damage each year. With a preference for wood products, carpenter ants are a threat to your entire home. As they tunnel through both rotted and perfectly sound wood alike, they inadvertently weaken the structure of your home, causing major damage, and at worse, they can collapse wooden framing and beams. To deter carpenter ants, keep gutters clean as the standing water rots wood, not only attracting carpenter ants but also giving them an easier way in. Also make sure to keep clutter in your yard to a minimum and store woodpiles away from your home.
Other Spring Pests - Putting a stop to other pests like mice, roaches and beetles is hard. Often, hiring a professional is the best way to go. They know exactly what they are looking for, where pests hide, and are familiar with the many kinds of pests that can invade your home. One thing stands true, many pests have similar preferences, food and water to be quite precise. Make sure to store food in sealed containers, keeping trash in storage compartments with tight-fitting lids as well. Always be quick and thorough in cleaning up spills and messes as the residue will attract lots of pests. Never forget to clean in, under, and behind appliances because pests are often small and can get into tight places with ease. Again, pests need water for one purpose or another, so make sure to fix any leaking pipes and take care of any standing water in places like basements or plant pots around the house.
The fact of the matter is that the list of spring pests is a pretty long one. One thing is for sure, preventing pests is always more beneficial than having to remove them. Our Complete Care Plan offers a year-round solution so regardless of whether it’s spring, summer, winter or fall, you don’t have anything to worry about. Covering a variety of species, our professional pest control not only cleans up the pests as we go, but it prevents them as well. Furthermore, we will provide follow-up visits to make sure that pests are not popping up unannounced. If they are, we will take care of them too!
When getting ready for spring, keep Thomas Pest Services in mind. Save yourself the hard work and let the professionals do what they do best! Worried about your residence? Worry no longer, reach out today and get your free estimate! One of our pest control professionals will always be happy to help! Switching seasons is hard work, don’t fall victim to any unnecessary hurdles, call Thomas Pest Services today!