Spring is on its way!
It’s almost time to say good-bye to frigid temperatures and gloomy days. In the spring we all look forward to sunshine and blue skies, bright blooms all around us and birds chirping. However, springtime also signifies active animals and plants– which means ants, roaches, spiders, mosquitoes and such start to move about more. In our area, we usually see ants and smokey-brown roaches become the more active in early spring. This doesn’t mean there are not other pests lurking about though.
We put together a “TO-DO” list to help you prep for springtime.
- Clean your gutters – clean gutters mean fewer hiding spots for ants
- Have our Tree & Shrub division trim shrubbery and treat for insects
- Inspect around your home for any wood rot that needs repairing – visit our local favorites page if you need a handyman to take care of your repairs.
- Sanitation is a big factor in keeping bugs away from your home – especially kitchens and bathrooms
- Don’t leave pet food sitting out – Ants love to make meals out of your pets’ food. Once your pet is done eating, remove any remnants until next feeding time. Remember to store all food in sealable containers for best storing solution.
- Seal all cracks, crevasses and holes – no matter the size – as best as possible
Smokey Brown Roaches
These roaches move with the change in weather – they can be active from winter to spring or fall to winter. Smokey brown roaches start outside and move into your crawlspace, storage rooms and attic once they find a way into your home. So how do you control them?
- Keep the perimeter of your home, garage, and storage rooms free of debris. The less debris and objects around the outside perimeter of your home or storage area the less chance of an infestation.
- Keep a tidy home – we have seen roaches eat toothpaste, detergent, and paper – when this happens, they are looking for protein. If you don’t give them access to these things your home becomes less enticing to inhabit.
- Pet Food – Just like with ants, keep all pet food in sealable containers and clean up any remnants of your pet’s food once they are done.
And, when all else fails, give us a call. Sometimes even with the precautions you take bugs resist and continue about their business of invading your home. We offer a one-time service, a quarterly service and specific services for bees, wasps, hornets, carpenter ants, fire ants, fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and more. Browse our website for more information or feel free to call our office!