Your plants and flowers won’t be the only thing coming to life this spring. Everything from spiders and wasps to beetles and mites will also be making an appearance to enjoy the weather. If you want to avoid having to deal with an infestation, follow our guide to preparing your home for spring.
- Trim trees and shrubs. Spring is the perfect time to give your landscape some much-needed love. As you start cleaning up after the winter, make sure that all the trees and shrubs are cut back away from the house. Overgrown branches can provide a convenient bridge for pests to travel right into your home.
- Inspect your home. You will want to look for holes, cracks, gaps, and any area that provides an entry point into your home. Pay special attention to the foundation, area around windows and doors, and areas of the home that don’t get a lot of traffic. This can include attics, basements, garages, and sheds. Pests will seek out these areas to find shelter and stay away from humans.
- Practice some spring cleaning. Throughout the year, you will want to keep kitchen counters and floors clean, wash dishes, and make sure that food containers are tightly sealed. However, there are plenty of other areas of the home and kitchen that don’t receive regular attention. Spring is the perfect time to clean behind the fridge, wipe down the tops of cabinets, and inspect the corners of cabinets and pantries.
- Call in the professionals. Perhaps the best way to prepare your home for spring and be proactive about pest control is to schedule a visit with your local pest control expert. They will be able to find any signs of damage, make recommendations, and set up a care plan.
Homeowners in North Carolina rely on PMi Pest Management for their pest control needs throughout the year. Call them today to start planning your spring pest control strategy.