It's National Pest Management Month! Winter is still fighting but Spring is in sight! With the buddings of flowers and trees comes a lot of natural debris perfect for pests to use as food and shelter. Rose Pest Solutions is happy to keep your home protected all year long and has a few tips to help welcome Spring without welcoming spring pests into your home.
In honor of National Pest Management Month, we at Rose, along with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), and our pest control colleagues honor the hard work that goes into protecting our communities, businesses, and homes from the dangers and damage caused by pests. This week, Rose Pest Solutions brings you pest-proofing spring cleaning tips to make sure that your home is protected as pests begin to stir from their winter hiding spots.
As Flowers Bud the Bugs Crawl Out
"Pests like termites, rodents, cockroaches, mosquitos and ticks are a concern when the weather is warmer and all bring their own distinct set of complications along with them." "Think: structural damage, food-borne illnesses, allergy and asthma triggers, and other much more deadly health risks, said Curtis Rand, V.P. of Operations for Rose Pest Solutions. "As we're heading into peak pest season, we strongly encourage homeowners to take a careful look around their properties and to contact a pest control professional to help eliminate pest problems and associated health risks around the home."
Spring Cleaning Tips
Effective pest-proofing starts with simple preventive measures that when done diligently, can help keep you going strong into the summer. Here are tips NPMA and Rose Pest Solutions recommend for your home this spring:
- Eliminate sources of standing water around the house, including birdbaths and in clogged gutters to help reduce biting mosquito populations.
- Seal any cracks on the outside of your home with a silicone-based caulk including entry points for utilities and pipes.
- Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the foundation and windows.
- Keep tree branches and shrubbery trimmed back and away fro the house. Overhanging branches can act as highways into the home.
- Repair fascia and rotted roof shingles.
- Keep mulch at least 15 inches from the foundation.
- Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
- Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.
- Avoid leaving pet food out in dishes for long periods of time.
- Consider partnering with Rose Pest Solutions to determine the best preventive service to suit your home and needs.