The first day of summer is just around the corner — is your home protected from unwanted guests? We provided you with a few easy-to-implement pest prevention tips in our last post, so be sure to read through that information if you’re interested in learning more. In today’s entry, we’ll provide you with a few more tricks you can use to maintain a pest-free home this summer.
More Summertime Pest Control Tips
Look for Termites
Termites are one of the most common pests found during the summer months. As the weather begins to warm and precipitation increases, winged termites will typically leave their colonies and fly into the air. These termites are known as “swarmers,” and while they do not eat wood and won’t damage your home, spotting them is an indication that your home has a colony somewhere nearby. It’s difficult to determine the extent of the problem on your own, so get in touch with our Spring pest control company if you suspect that termites have taken up residence in your home.
Trim Your Trees
Pruning your trees is essential to their health and well-being, and it can also prevent pests from using your landscape as a bridge to your home. Various insects and rodents can both use branches to make their way to your home, so contact a professional if you haven’t had your trees maintained this year. In addition to helping you maintain a pest-free home, they can also diagnose pest-related problems with your landscape.
Maintain Your Yard
Building on the previous point, you should make it a priority to keep every aspect of your landscape neat and maintained. Pests love long grass, overgrown shrubs, and piles of leaves, so hire a landscaper or devote a day or two each week to minimizing the chances of pests taking refuge in your yard. If you discover pests in the process, then contact our Spring pest control company and we’ll work quickly to treat the problem and protect your home.
Move Your Firewood
There’s nothing quite like a fire during the summer, but your firewood could be providing shelter for mice, spiders, termites, and other unwanted pests. Start by finding a place to store wood that it is at least 5 feet away from your home — but further away is always preferable. After you’ve found a suitable storage area, rearrange it so that it’s not in a haphazard pile. Stack it as neatly as you can to minimize the risk of pests making it their home, and consider purchasing a tarp you can use to make it even more secure. Be aware that venomous spiders often nest in woodpiles, so exercise caution whenever you take a piece off of the pile.
Contact Our Eco-Friendly Pest Control Company!
We hope that this series will help you prepare your home for a pest-free summer. If you need to speak with a pest control expert about your home, then give us a call or fill out the form below and we’ll be happy to schedule a consultation.
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