Spring is a time of renewal and growth, but it can also increase pest activity. Many pests typically hibernate during the winter. But as the weather warms up in the spring, pests are more likely to come out of hiding. These nasty critters are just as excited about the sunny days as we are!
In Missouri, the warm weather and abundance of food sources make it a prime spot for pests to thrive. A whole range of ants, fleas, cockroaches, mosquitoes, bees, termites, and more can infest your property. It’s essential to take proactive steps to prevent an infestation from pesky animals this spring.
Here’s what you can do to keep your home pest-free:
The first step is to inspect the exterior of your home for any signs of pest activity. Look for cracks or crevices that can be an entry point for pests. Seal any openings with caulk or steel wool to prevent pests from entering your home.
Next, inspect the interior of your home for any signs of pest activity. Look for droppings, nests, or other signs of infestation. Contact a professional pest control specialist immediately if you find any evidence of pests.
Once you’ve inspected your home for pests, preventing them from returning is essential. Keep your home clean and clutter-free to reduce the chances of pests taking up residence. Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly.
Finally, it’s essential to keep your yard free of debris. Throw away dead plants, fallen branches, and other wastes that may attract pests. Yard debris may also serve as an excellent hiding spot for many insects.
Suppose you worry that springtime pests have invaded your home or business. In that case, the best thing you can do is to call a professional pest control company before an infestation goes out of control.
Vogelsang Pest Management offers various pest control services for homeowners and businesses throughout St. Charles, Lincoln, and St. Louis counties in Missouri. Contact us to schedule your free pest inspection today!