Spring is just around the corner and with that comes renewal, a new beginning, sun, and fresh air! While many of us are excited for the spring weather, some are dreading the annoying pests that creep out when the nicer weather hits. Fortunately, there are some things you can do before spring hits to enjoy a pest-free spring season. Use these tips to prepare your metro Atlanta home for these unwanted critters as the new season approaches.
Remove Standing Water
Many pests are attracted to standing water and any sources of leaks. Cockroaches, flies, and mosquitoes can all make their way into your home if you neglect to clean up any water lying around your home. Check areas like your downspouts, basements, gutters and plumbing to avoid standing water in and around the home.
Keep Food Away
Pests are often attracted to food and scraps. Make sure your cupboards are cleared of crumbs and give them a good wipe down and ensure all food in your pantry is tightly sealed. Keep pet food and treats in airtight containers to avoid unwanted pests at home.
Seal Doors and Windows
Not only is it a good idea to seal your home’s windows and doors for energy efficient reasons, but it’s a great idea to prevent pests from making it into your home. Before spring arrives, check small gaps under window frames, around plumbing pipes, your home’s foundation and near doorways. Seal any large holes or gaps with caulk to prevent unwanted pests like rodents and spiders.
Reduce Clutter and Organize your Home
Spring is the perfect time to clean those neglected areas. Not only will it help tidy up areas in your home, but it will keep your home free of unwanted guests and pests. Conduct a thorough cleaning both inside and outside of your home to keep pests at bay. Pay special attention to areas that often get neglected like attics, garages, and basements.
Check your Gutters and Downspouts
Give your gutters a good cleaning in the spring to keep out pests like rodents and spiders. Pests often find gutters and downspouts to be a good hiding spot. Checking and cleaning your gutters regularly will help you avoid pests in your home and keep your gutters in peak performance. Consider a gutter protection system to keep pests out forever.
Prevent Pesky Termites from Invading your Home
Termites can feed 24-hours a day, seven days a week! These pests swarm in the spring, when the weather turns warmer. To prevent termites, watch for mud tubes around the foundation of your home and look for early signs that a swarm has established in your home, like discarded wings.
Enjoy a Pest-Free Spring in Atlanta with the Help from Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control
With these tips, you can enjoy a pest-free spring and all the spring activities you’ve been looking forward to! If you are currently dealing with pests in or around your home, contact the experts at Healthy Home Termite & Pest Control in Acworth, GA. We can help you control your pest problem in and around your home. Call us at (770) 505-9040 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an inspection. Make sure your home is safe from pests and contact us for a consultation.