Now that the weather is warming up, people are starting to get outside and be more active. We’re not the only one’s being more active, though. For many pests, spring marks the time when they are going to be far more prevalent around your home. For this reason, it’s important to be proactive about checking where any potential pests are hanging around in your house. Here are some tips for pest checking your home in spring…
SPRING PESTS TO LOOK FOR
Certain pests are more likely to start showing up around the springtime. While some of these pests may have been somewhat active during winter, they are going to show up more during spring, due to breeding and hibernation habits. Here’s some of the ones to look out for:
CHECK MOIST AREAS
Damp and dark areas are pretty much home for a wide variety of pests, especially spiders and insects. If there are any places where moisture is liable to be remaining, especially after all the snow from winter melts, then it’s important to check those areas, when looking for pests. A great place to look for these kinds of areas would be in your attic or basement, or even in closets where shoes are stored.
IT STARTS OUTSIDE
It’s important not just to look in your home for potential pest hideouts. The reality is that most internal pest infestations in homes start because of a large amount of pests in the property that surrounds a home. For this reason, check for areas around your house that are liable to have large pest populations. This includes sheds, woodstacks, and the such.
GET AN INSPECTION
If you are concerned about not being able to spot where pests are likely to be located, then the good news is that you don’t have to bare all of the stress on your own. Professional pest exterminators can help you do a thorough check of your home and property for where pests might be hiding, and can help you eliminate the little buggers when they actually show up.