No one likes living with pests, yet so many people tolerate them because it is all they know. Cockroaches in the kitchen and flies on the tv are normalities, so why do anything to stop them? We are here to tell you, you don’t have to live with dangerous, annoying, and destructive pests. You can use this spring as an opportunity to rid yourself of pest problems and achieve your perfect pest-free home. Here is how.
When Are Pests A Problem?
Each pest has its own season, usually determined by their ability to withstand extreme cold and extreme heat. Some pests like mosquitoes love heat and will only be active when the temperature outside is above 50 degrees. Other pests like the rat are able to withstand lower temperatures and can remain a problem to homeowners even when the weather outside is chilly. All of this affects when different pests are active during the year. The problem here in Roseville is that temperatures are rarely cold. This allows many pests to be year-round problems. That being said, warmer weather still means more pest problems. As the temperatures heat up heading into summer, pest activity will be picking up. If you are not prepared, you might find some unwelcome visitors invading your home.
Spring Cleaning, Getting Started With Pest Prevention
Although not all pests like a dirty home, many are deterred by a clean-living environment. One of the biggest reasons for this is that filth often means food for pests. Those crumbs under the sofa are a meal for cockroaches, the soda spill in the kitchen an evening snack for flies. If your home is messy, it could be feeding pests. A good spring cleaning of your home is a great way to begin your journey to a pest-free home.
When cleaning your home, make sure you are thorough. Don’t just clean in areas you can go, but also keep in mind that pests can squeeze into the tight places you can’t. Clean beneath your fridge and oven. Clean the cracks and crevices around your home where pests might be able to hide. Even clean inside your closets and around storage areas. The more thorough you are, the less chance there will be a mess around for pests to find and eat.
Other Prevention Tips For Pests
Besides keeping your home clean, here are some great ways you can deter pests from invading your home.
Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids.
Store leftover foods inside airtight containers.
Pick up and clean out pet food and water containers before going to bed each night.
Use caulking to seal up gaps and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
Make sure your window and door screens are tear-free.
Address moisture issues in and around your home. Fix leaks, repair broken gutters, and use dehumidifiers where needed.
Use a broom to get rid of webs in and around your home.
Install door sweeps under exterior doors.
The Best Way To Keep Your Home Pest-Free
At the end of the day, no amount of pest prevention you can do will beat professional pest control. At ProActive Pest Control, we know how to keep pests out of homes. Using a variety of different treatments we can give your Roseville home the protection it needs to ensure it stays pest-free in 2020.
Give us a call today for more information about our year-round pest control options or to schedule treatments for your home. We will get the job done right.