The arrival of spring always brings happiness to homeowners as they shed their extra layers and extra stress in celebration of the warmth, beauty, and comfort to come. Unfortunately, along with all these positives comes an increased risk of pest infestations which are positively revolting.
Every spring American homeowners witness the year’s first wave of unwanted visitors which not only frighten but also can lead to problems as major as structural damage and permanent health risks. As a result it’s crucial to take preventative measures against all the creepy crawlies which may be trying to make your home their own before the weather is too warm. With that in mind, use these simple tips to protect your home against some of the most common pest control issues which plague homes in the spring.
Getting rid of a cockroach infestation once it’s taken hold is incredibly difficult without professional exterminator assistance and without a prompt response your family could fall victim to anything from common issues like allergic reactions and asthma symptoms to severe health risks like E. coli and salmonella. Fortunately, it’s easy to prevent cockroach infestations from getting started with careful maintenance and cleaning. In your kitchen take extra care about cleaning up any food or drink spills or open containers which form in your day to day routine. Furthermore keep an eye out for moisture damage around any plumbing throughout your home, particularly in your kitchen, bathroom, and basement. These spots are some of the most common habitations for cockroaches and if eliminated can discourage any infestation from developing.
As with cockroaches and many other common household pests, moisture and water damage are some of the most surefire signs that termite infestations will become a serious problem in the near future. With that in mind, some of the best ways to reduce the risk of harmful termite damage include prompt repairs to heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and plumbing systems and keeping a careful eye on any water damage restoration needs which may be developing around your basement and foundation. These services, when performed by experienced professionals can significantly reduce the chance that severe structural damage will be developing as a result of termite infestations.
Rats and mice are an incredibly common problem for homeowners around the world though they’re highly adapted to hiding and surviving in spite of most common pest control measures. As a result preventing all the damage which rodents can cause on your property and family’s health is much more effective than responding to it. Early in spring it’s worthwhile to carefully seal all cracks, windows, and doors throughout your home while also laying traps and bait in areas where moisture and food sources are available. If you feel uncertain about your ability to thoroughly apply these preventative measures don’t hesitate to speak with professional rodent exterminators about having your home inspected and any infestation dealt with.