Tips For Keeping Pests Away This Spring
In 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 Ants
Ants 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 Insects
Examine 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 Exterior
Now 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.
Cut Trees and Shrubs Away from House
Think of plants as the bridges insects cross to enter your home. If grass is growing right up against your foundation, insects are more likely to be present, as well. In addition to proximity, poorly placed plants can exacerbate pest problems by weakening the structural integrity of your home’s exterior. Residential pests are fully capable of surviving in nature as well as inside your home. Maintaining a clear, plant-free zone around your home is an excellent habit for pest prevention and control.
Keep a Clean Kitchen and Pantry
For pests, an unkempt pantry is like an all you can eat buffet line. If food packages are not completely sealed, pests will be happy to eat their fill. And even random crumbs can be enough to create the need for pest control. Ants are especially vigilant about food left in the open; sugar ants will discover a few spare grains of sugar in mere minutes. Therefore, wipe down your counters, clean out your cabinets and keep a clean floor. All of these household chores also double as excellent preventive pest control. Giving your home a nice spring cleaning will be instrumental in preventing springtime pests from infesting your home.
Call SWAT for Springtime Pest Control
If you have any type of insect, bug or pest in your home, please contact us to get help. The professionals at SWAT can determine the kind of pest you have and offer the best treatment for removing the pest from your home – quickly and safely. We can even offer you a free over-the-phone estimate for the cost of a one-time visit or ongoing pest control. Call us today for an evaluation and free estimate. We’re your Marietta pest control professionals. Remember all of our springtime pest control services are backed by our customer satisfaction guarantee.