Winter Prep for Keeping Spring Pests Away
Different pests will go dormant, migrate, and hibernate during the winter, but they are ready to come back strong in the spring. Even pests that die in the winter have prepared their offspring to hatch once the weather turns warm. That is why winter is the perfect time to start prepping your home so that you can effectively keep pests away.
Clean Up Any Standing Water
As things begin to thaw and April showers start watering your landscape, make sure that you don’t have any standing water inside or outside your home. Not only do pests drink water, but they also use it to lay eggs, so they will naturally be attracted to any water source. Make sure that your gutters are clean, empty any plant containers, and fix leaky pipes in and around the home.
Properly Store Pet Food
Even if people are careful about keeping their kitchen clean and storing their own food, they often forget about pet food. Make sure that pet food is also stored in airtight containers and that you are careful about cleaning up any crumbs or spills.
Seal Windows and Doors
Insects can fit through even the smallest of cracks and gaps. Take extra care to seal off any cracks and pay special attention to areas around windows, doors, and pipes. This is the easiest way to prevent pests from being able to enter your home in the first place.
Do Some Spring Cleaning
Pests are attracted to cluttered areas inside and outside the home. Get rid of cardboard boxes laying around the attic or garage. Also, be sure to get rid of yard debris that has accumulated over the winter and make sure that trees and shrubs have been trimmed back from the house. This will help make your home as least inviting to pests as possible.
Call the Professionals
The most effective way to prepare your home for spring is to work with a pest control expert. The technicians at Capital Pest Services can help ensure that you don’t have to spend your spring dealing with infestations.
Capital Pest is proud to be a family-owned and operated pest control company serving Raleigh, NC and its surrounding area (Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Clayton, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, etc). Contact us for our pest control services today!