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5 DIY Spring Pest Control Tips

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in pest control | Comments Off on 5 DIY Spring Pest Control Tips

We both know that spring is usually a time when pests and bugs awaken and start investing into our homes. Unlike in winter, spring and summer are the times when you can comfortably sit outside your home. However, if your home has got some unwanted visitors, in the name of pests, you might not have a good time outside. Common spring pests include flies, ticks, ants, bees, wasps, mosquitoes and more. The battle begins at this time.

This is the time when you’ll find pests in the crevices and cracks of your property. The good news is that it’s possible to control these pests and not be one of the victims. Here are some of the steps you can take to prevent pests from infesting your home in spring.

Get rid of any stagnant water, fix any exterior leaks

One of the things that attract bugs is standing water. If there’s any standing water in your property, find a way to drain it off. Remove any standing water in your plant containers, toys and lawn furniture. You should also check any water sources that are close to your property. It’s also time you addressed exterior leaks around your property including roof leaks. Assess your roof and home for any leaks and address them before spring arrives.

Trim Vegetation

Insects such as roaches and ants can make a home in overgrown bushes and shrubs around your home. It’s, therefore, important that you trim and prune any tree limbs that seem to over hanging over your home.

Clean any Yard Debris

You realize that the temperatures are rising at this time and may cause the organic material in your yard to decompose more rapidly. This might form a breeding ground for some pests hence the need to move your compost far away from your property. You don’t want the pests and insects to end up in your home. Remember to clean behind shutters and under porches and basements.

Seal your Home

It’s time you sealed any gaps and cracks in your home. Let a pest control professional inspect your home and recommend areas that need to be sealed. These gaps and cracks can be hideout zones for pests. Compound cement or caulk can help seal these spaces in your home.

Replace Rotten Wood

If you notice that the paint is peeling or cracking off, it’s time to deal with water born issues. This could be an indication of moisture intrusion on your wood. Start by establishing what could be the source of the moisture before scraping and repainting the area. Remember to use a proper exterior grade paint. However, if the wood looks like its decaying, it’s time to replace it. Leaving such wood in place would attract pests like termites and termites thereby resulting in serious damage and costly repairs.

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