Spring Cleaning For Pest Prevention
Bryan homeowners and business owners should pay attention to spring cleaning because it is a great way to help with pest control and pest prevention. There is nothing like an ounce of prevention when it comes to the prevention of pest infestations. Here is a closer look at what you can do to help control pests around your home or business.
Pets & Fleas
The fleas are emerging and now is the best time to make sure that your pets are treated with flea control medication. Fleas that do not have a host will congregate in in-ground burrows where the soil keeps the temperature warm enough to survive and cool enough to hibernate. As the soil warms, fleas emerge hungry and your pet is a prime target. Make sure they are protected.
TIP: Consider using OFF or DEET on shoes and pants because we humans are actually a great carrier for fleas. They will jump on our clothing and accept a free ride into the house. They might bite us, but they prefer other warm-blooded prey.
Ants are on the move too. They are looking for early food sources to help replenish their stock of food. Spring cleaning chores should include moving the furniture to make sure all of the crumbs and bits of food are removed. Look in the pantry too for spilled food such as pasta, flour, and other items that ants would love. You might also have a closer look at dry goods for rodent damage, emerging pantry pests such as weevils.
Check The Screens
Your home and business should have many screens that are there to keep pests outside. Check windows and door screens but also pay close attention to vent screens. Vent screens keep pests out of your walls an out of your attic. You can avoid a lot of damage by making sure that vent screens are secure and of small enough material to keep out birds, bats, and even house flies.
Investing a little time now can pay off big time later, especially if you don’t have to deal with fleas, flies, rodents, or bats. If you need help with pest control Call on our professionals. We have the experience and tools to combat pest infestations quickly, accurately and affordably.