Alabama Pest Control: Spring Pests
Spring is just around the corner and so are more pests! It’s the perfect time of year to begin prepping your home to keep spring pests away. Mosquitoes, termites, ants, and wildlife are common in the spring time, so it’s best to follow these tips to hopefully lessen your chances of a spring pest infestation.
Seal Up Gaps and Cracks
Pests can fit through the tiniest of holes or cracks in your home. Be sure to examine your home for any potential openings in your foundation, windows, doors, and walls. You can use a silicone caulk to seal any discovered gaps.
Store Food in Sealed Containers
Avoid leaving open food containers out in the open where it’s easy for pests to find. If possible, transfer open food containers to airtight containers that are plastic or glass. This will make it more difficult for some pests to chew through.
Remove Moisture Around Property
Mosquitoes and other spring pests utilize standing water to breed. It only takes the smallest amount of water to attract them to your home. Moisture is also an attractant for cockroaches, termites, and wildlife. Some ways to lessen moisture is to clean out bird baths and pet water bowls daily and check for any other objects, such as HVAC pans or old tires that can house an excess amount of water.
Hire a Professional
If you believe that your home has been taken over by any spring pests, be sure to reach out to your local Birmingham, Alabama pest control company to receive a plan of action today.