Tis the season for love and romance. Why not extend the love to your home this Valentine’s Day by preventing pests from finding their way inside and causing damage. Although it is still winter, now is the perfect time to implement pest prevention techniques to keep out spring pests. With just weeks to go until winter is over, it won’t be long before the weather starts warming up in Detroit, Fort Wayne, and Grand Rapids. With the rise in temperatures comes a rise in home pest infestations. As the bugs and critters come out for the season, don’t let your home be their target. The pest control experts at Rose Pest Solutions have a few tips to keep the pests from invading your home come spring.
Most commonly found invading homes in the springtime are termites, ants, and stinging insects. These guys have been mostly dormant during the winter but as soon as it starts to warm up, they are going to be waking up from a long nap and they will be ready to find any tasty treats that your home has to offer. Termites favor the wood in or near your home, while ants and stinging insects are generally looking for sweet spills or other debris in your kitchen.
In order to prevent these pests from causing any harm in your home, there are some steps that you can take to care for your home so that it does not become infested now or when the spring arrives.
Check the exterior of your home for any cracks, holes or openings that little critters and bugs could get through. Have any exposed areas properly sealed so that your home is a secure barrier to the pest world outside.
Check around your property for twigs, branches, shrubs, or any other wood sources that are close to your home as termites could infest these and your home.
Make sure that water is directed away from your home. Spring brings an abundance of water from melting snow and rainfall but if this is flowing or resting near your home, it is going to be a breeding ground for many pests.
Eliminate food sources in your kitchen. Always clean and sanitize food surfaces to remove food debris and spills that will attract pests. Ants especially love sweet things so try not to invite them in for a treat.
Don’t wait until the pests are a problem to take action. Start now and prevent pests from causing you stress, anxiety, and home damages this spring. If you would like to get more information on spring pests that could invade your home, contact the Michigan pest control experts at Rose Pest Solutions to learn how our residential pest control programs can eliminate and prevent your common springtime pests.