Posted on: 13 May 2020Share
The birds are singing outside, and the bees are buzzing; does it now feel like nature is trying to get into your home? Do you like spring but wish that the various pests wouldn't all try to take up residence in and around your home? Spring is when populations of insects, rodents, spiders, and more all explode in number. In order to make sure that your home is able to stay free of these pests, it's going to be important to formulate an action plan to ensure that you don't accidentally miss out on something important. A few of the most important things that you need to put at the top of your list include the following:
Check your faucets
A leaky faucet is more than simply a waste of water and a source of an increased water bill. A source of moisture is essential for pests to be able to thrive in and around your home. Even just a relatively minor drip is going to be enough to potentially provide water to hundreds or even thousands of insects. It is especially important to fix outdoor faucets in order to promote effective pest control. An insect coming from somewhere else that then comes across your leaky faucet would see that faucet as an oasis and a reason to stick around.
Call a professional
It's easy enough to deal with the occasional insect pest yourself. There are a variety of methods, depending on the insect. But when you're facing a literal army of ants or a herd of roaches trying to take over your home, then it is time to call in a pest control professional. He or she will be able to figure out where the pests are coming from, use safe products to eliminate them, and help keep them from returning. He or she will be able to do this more quickly than you would be able to do so.
Reorganize your kitchen
When you go shopping, it's not uncommon to just bring the food home and stick it in the cabinets as-is. Unfortunately, this is something that can lead to a pest control problem. Many packages that you buy at the store are not pest-proof, especially once these packages are opened. If you ever hope to keep ants out of your breakfast cereal, mice out of your oatmeal, roaches from nibbling on things at random, and so on, then you're going to need to rethink how you store your food. Ideally, you should transfer open boxes or bags of food to an airtight container of some sort. You can go fancy and get a matched set of canisters to keep everything in, or you can buy various sturdy plastic containers at your local dollar store. The important part is ensuring that pests won't be able to access your food.
Contact a company like Alliance Pest Management, Inc. to learn more.