4 Tips For Keeping Pests From Getting Into Your Home This Spring


The start of spring brings flowers and warm weather and, unfortunately, pests. Keep all kinds of pests out of your home, from ants to squirrels and termites, by preparing your home and putting up all your best defenses before the pests arrive in full force and try to get inside.

#1 Have a Pest Control Company Prepare Your Home

One of the best things you can do is have a pest control company come out at the start of spring and prepare your home. Let the pest control company know what type of pests you typically encounter. Do you get ants in your kitchen every summer? Do beetles seem to invade your living room? Do squirrels like to turn your attic into their home? This information will allow them to come up with a custom approach to keeping pests out of your home.

#2 Create Space Between Your Landscaping and Your Home

You don't want your landscaping to grow right up against your home. When your landscaping touches your house, it makes it easier for little insects to make the transition from munching on your plants to munching on the inside of your home. Try to create around two feet of space between all plants and your home. Keep the mulch away as well. If you want to make the ground around your home look more uniform, put down pea gravel right next to your structure; this material doesn't attract bugs the same way mulch does.

#3 Get Rid of Standing Water

A lot of invasive pests, such as cockroaches and even flies, are attracted to stagnant water. Walk around outside and try to eliminate all sources of stagnant water. Turn over any buckets or containers where water can pool up. Clean out your gutters so water doesn't collect around the debris in your gutters. The less standing water there is around your home, the less it will appeal to invasive pests that need a close source of water.

#4 Make it Harder to Get into Your Home

Finally, make it harder to get into your home. Pests can get through the smallest cracks, so go around and caulk around all your windows and doors from the outside. Check all your screens and replace any that are torn. Make sure that all the gaps around any exterior plumbing features are well-sealed. Seal and close any little gap from the outside that a pest could use to get into your home.

Protect your home against pests this spring by having a pest control company, such as E & R Exterminating Company, Inc., come out and spray ahead of time. Keep your landscaping away from your home and get rid of all standing water outside. Seal up all cracks and make it impossible for pests to find a way into your home from the outside.


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