Your Guide To A Pest Free Year

12/14/2014


General Pest Control   

You have just found your one stop pest control guide for the entire year. It covers every season. It has numerous reasons why pests are a problem. We will cover different types of pests and how to keep them out of your home. No one wants to find pests in their home, no matter what season it is. Most pests are just looking for a warm shelter from the elements, where they can find easy access to food and water. Pests are becoming spoiled by all of the man made shelters we build in their habitats. Pests use to withstand the elements all on their own. Now they look for homes and businesses to hide out in and multiply in. Here is a helpful guide for pests of every season.

Winter

During the cold, winter months, you will commonly deal with rodents like mice and rats looking for a warm shelter. These rodents can carry diseases, bacteria and other pests into your home. Rodents tend to burrow into your wall which can disturb wiring and insulation, causing a fire hazard. Here is a tip to keep them out.

Exterior Sealing: Seal up the exterior of your home. Seal up any cracks, gaps or holes you find on the outside of your home. This can be around piping, venting, doors and windows.

Spring

After the winter chill is over, new pests begin to emerge during the spring months. These pests are looking for a place to start their new colonies. These pests can include but are not limited to ants, stinging insects and flies. All of these pests can cause problems for homeowners. They can contaminate food sources and some pests, like the termite and carpenter ant, can actually cause damage to the structure of your home. Here is a helpful tip to help keep them out:

Food Sealing: You should take the time to make sure that all of your food is sealed and does not allow easy access to pests. For termites, be sure there is no dead or rotting wood on your property. This will help keep them from staying and setting up a colony in your home.

Summer

As the weather warms up and we begin to venture outdoors more, it seems we tend to bring pests in with us when we come back inside. Some common pests to deal with during the summer months are fleas, ticks and stinging insects. Here are a few helpful tips to keep them away:

Pet Treatment: Fleas and ticks tend to find their way into your home by hitching a ride on your pets. Treating your pets with flea and tick medicine is essential to keeping your home free of these pests.

Fixing Screens: Stinging insects tend to find their way into your home through holes and cracks in doors or windows. Fixing screens and windows will help keep these flying insects out.

Fall

When the weather starts to get chilly again, insects will seek shelter within your home. Some common fall pests are stink bugs and box elder bugs. Here is a helpful tip to keep them out of your home:

Trim Landscaping: Keeping your landscaping trimmed back away from your home will help keep these insects from gaining easy access to your home.

These tips can be very helpful in keeping your home pest free all year. However, if you find you already have an infestation, call a professional exterminator today to start the process of eliminating these pests for good.






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