Tips For Keeping Pests Away This SpringIn Georgia, there’s a lot to look forward to as spring approaches. Flowers blooming, birds singing, and all of our favorite spring sports are back in season. Unfortunately, it also means that many pests will be springing up everywhere you look. Because many insects are dormant during the winter months, spring is when many Georgia homeowners realize that they may have to consider springtime pest control.
Be Alert for AntsAnts are some of the first bugs to reappear as temperatures rise. A variety of ant species are the first pest to appear when winter thaws away. Other springtime pests include mosquitos, wasps, bees, and beetles.
Fortunately, SWAT Services has the experience and know-how when it comes to preventing springtime pests from invading your Georgia home or lawn. By following our preventive pest control methods you can inhibit springtime insect populations from booming in the first place. It’s much easier to prevent a pest infestation than it is to battle a full-blown insect invasion.
Look For Stinging InsectsExamine your property looking for wasp and bee nests. Don’t forget to look in attics and basements. Rafters and vents are favorite nesting grounds for these stinging insects. If you do discover a nest, call a professional pest control company. Removing these unwanted inhabitants is just too dangerous to do on your own.
Once your home is bee and wasp free, consider following up with annual pest prevention and control. SWAT Services can recommend treatments to be applied along the roofline, on decks and in attics, and anywhere else wasps and bees tend to congregate in Georgia homes and yards.
Check Your Home’s ExteriorNow it’s time to scour your home’s exterior, looking for cracks and holes in foundation or openings around windows. Ant problems can usually be traced to tiny fissures around windows. Remember, insects must enter your home before they can pose a real pest control problem.
Be sure to seal any cracks you find. If you can eliminate any openings in your home’s exterior, you’re taking the first step in pest control. Ants are especially diligent about locating new entry points, so you may need to conduct this tour several times a year, resealing as you find new vulnerabilities.