April 18, 2018
Spring is the time of year that as homeowners, we get this urge to clean everything after a long, cold winter. It feels so refreshing to throw out our unwanted items, clean our houses from top to bottom, and finally open all of the windows to let in the fresh spring air. While washing windows, dusting, and other spring chores are great to do, there are other spring cleaning tips that homeowners can do to actually help avoid spring pests.
Greenville residents are probably aware of some of the most common spring pests such as mosquitoes, ants, and spiders. These are all pretty annoying, right? Yes, they can be a nuisance but they also pose potential threats to our homes and our families. Mosquitoes can carry diseases such as the Zika virus, malaria, and many more. The most important thing you can do during the spring cleaning process to help avoid mosquitoes is to eliminate any standing water on your property. This may include cleaning your gutters properly, flipping over wheelbarrows and kiddie pools, and filling in low lying areas. Other tips include: keeping the grass cut short by mowing regularly, wearing protective clothing and repellent, and avoiding going outside during peak activity at dawn and dusk.
Carpenter ants aren’t usually seen as a big threat, their bites are pretty painless and they aren't known to spread diseases. However, they can cause some serious damage to your home. They damage wood infrastructure by tunneling holes through it to make nests. To avoid them this spring, clean up any wood debris lying around your yard and properly store food and trash by cleaning up crumbs and leftovers and investing in sealed garbage cans. You may also want to make sure that your home has no moisture build up, as they are attracted to water-damaged wood.
It is very common to dread the upcoming spider season. Their webs are a nuisance, some of them bite, and the majority of people are afraid of them. The best spider prevention methods revolve around making it impossible for them to enter your home. For example, you’ll want to fix gaps around windows, caulk cracks and crevices on the exterior of the house, and fix any holes in screens. Even the tiniest of holes can allow spiders to get inside.
If you really want to make sure that you have no pest problems this spring, homeowners of Greenville should contact Spencer Pest Services. You shouldn’t let mosquitoes, ants, spiders, or any pests ruin all of the good things that spring has to offer. At Spencer Pest Services, we offer our customers year-round packages that include basic pest control and regularly scheduled visits. You also have the ability to choose between packages to find what’s right for you and your home. Our pest control technicians know what they are doing when it comes to preventing those springtime pests. So if you want help with spring pests prevention, contact Spencer Pest Services today!