The warmer days of Spring generally usher in an increased pest activity. Spring marks the end of their dormant period, and is in fact a seasonal catalyst that causes them to become active. Many insects wake up to search for things like pollen, and food sources that become available in abundance in Spring. It often also herald the beginning of mating and their reproductive cycle, so special measures should be taken to stop the infestation of pests, insects and vermin in your home. This article is all about those measures, and how to be on the lookout.
•In order to create a barrier between the inside of your home and the outside world, it is advisable to seal off all the doors and windows in the house. Doors and windows generally act as the main route for the entry of pests and insects into the building.
•It is important that all cracks and crevices that are present, any nook or cranny that can act as a passage way into the property for pests, are sealed off immediately.
•A clean kitchen is a necessity, so making time for a thorough Spring clean is definitely a good idea. Pests are, in the main, attracted to food and water, and you don’t want your kitchen to be their ‘home’. All the surfaces and flooring, behind appliances and inside cabinets should be cleaned well.
• Bushes or shrubbery, if you have either in the garden, should be trimmed at regular intervals. Weeds should be completely eliminated. Spring is the perfect time to cut everything back, depriving pests, particularly rodents, of shelter and nest making or burrowing opportunities.
•Any standing water on the premesis should be taken care of straight away. Leaking pipes should also be replaced so as to deter the development of pests such as cockroaches.
•For pests like rodents, baits can be used. Various techniques such as placing rat traps can be used in conjunction with the baits to catch the peste. Rodents possess the significant potential to spread various serious, even fatal diseases.
The most effective way to get rid of pests completely is to engage a pest control company. They can come and conduct an audit of the site. Hiring a professional is not as costly as you might think, and can really give you peace of mind. In the case of Spring pests, it is crucial to act fast at the first signs of infestation, before the breeding gets out of control. Also, periodic treatments will ensure you have a pest free year, just to be certain that infestations don’t recurr. Pest control companies offer various kinds of treatment programmes designed to reverse, and eliminate, the conditions that are condusive to pests.