Now that warmer weather has arrived, you may already be tackling spring-cleaning. Don't forget to add pest control to your to-do list. Pests enjoy warm weather just like everyone else and can survive out in the open. Here’s what to do this season to keep them out of your house.
How to Keep Pests Away
1. Organize Your Pantry
It’s common for pantries to get messy over time. Everything from cereal spills to sticky residue from jam can make these storage areas look less than presentable. A messy pantry is also a dream come true for hungry pests. Throw away old food, put sugary and carbohydrate-rich foods in tightly sealed containers, and scrub down the shelves with soap and water.
2. Pick Up the Yard
Once the snow has melted, you may find twigs, leaves and other debris scattered throughout your yard. This can provide food and hiding spots for insects and rodents. As part of your pest control to-do list, pick up all the sticks, rocks, and leaves you see. Trim overgrown bushes and hedges, as they can also provide shelter.
3. Seal Entry Points
Tiny critters can fit into the gaps around the windows and doors in your home. That’s why inspecting these apertures is a spring-cleaning must. If you see cracks or holes, replace the weatherstripping or seal them with caulk.
If there are already pests in your home, turn to the professionals at AllPest Pest Control & Wildlife Removal. They have provided superb pest control services in the Lewisburg, OH, area for almost 35 years and use the latest technology and products to remove unwanted guests from your home. Whether you require termite treatment or bat removal, they will capture and release the creatures into their natural habitat. For more information about their services, call (937) 884-5646 or visit their website.