Spring is almost here and with it comes the start of bug season. As an exterminator, we know that this time of year can be especially frustrating for homeowners who are dealing with insect infestations. But the good news is that there are steps you can take to protect your home from insects this spring. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips on how you can proof your house from insects in the spring.
First, seal up any cracks or holes in your home. Insects are small and can easily find their way into your home through small cracks and holes. Use caulk or weatherstripping to seal up any gaps around windows, doors, and electrical outlets to keep insects out.
Second, keep your home clean and organized. Cockroaches, ants, and other pests are attracted to food and moisture, so it’s important to keep your home clean and organized. Wipe down counters, sweep and mop regularly, and store food in airtight containers to keep pests away.
Third, use screens on windows and doors. Screens can help to keep insects out of your home, especially if they’re in good condition. Replace any torn or damaged screens to keep insects from getting inside.
Fourth, trim back any trees or bushes that are touching your home. Insects, especially termites, can use tree branches and bushes as a bridge to get into your home. Trim back any trees or bushes that are touching your home to create a barrier that pests can’t cross.
Fifth, use natural insecticides. There are many natural insecticides that you can use to protect your home from insects. For example, you can use essential oils, like lavender or lemon, to repel insects, or you can plant herbs like basil and mint, which are known to repel pests.
Sixth, consider professional pest control treatments. An exterminator can help to protect your home from insects this spring by using safe and effective products and techniques. Regular pest control treatments can help to keep your home free from pests and prevent new infestations from taking hold.
In conclusion, spring is a busy time for insects, but with the right steps, you can protect your home from these pests. By sealing up cracks and holes, keeping your home clean and organized, using screens, trimming back trees and bushes, using natural insecticides, and getting regular pest control treatments, you can make your home less attractive to insects and keep them from taking over. If you’re dealing with an insect infestation, don’t wait any longer. Call an exterminator today and let us help you get rid of these pests for good.