After all of the talk about winter pests and holiday pest control, it seems like no time has passed at all and yet here we are to warn you that spring pests will be arriving soon! The team at Witt Pest Management has seen many Pittsburgh homes and families fall into the trap of forgetting about spring pest prevention and then finding themselves in the midst of foraging ants and congregating lady bugs or inundated by stink bugs and other pests. So, now is the time to take control of your home and property so that you can avoid problems with spring pests in Pittsburgh.
First things first, there are a few different types of pests that we will encounter in the springtime. The ones who have been overwintering inside the home and are now trying to get back outside like stink bugs and lady bugs. These pests are likely to be found pressed against windows and doors when the warmth of spring arrives in PA. Then there are the pests that haven’t necessarily been living in our home but are on a search for food such as ants. Regardless of what they are doing inside of your home, it is important to keep these pests under control. Here are some tips to help homeowners prevent the influx of pests that come with the change in seasons.
Inspect the exterior of the home and seal off all cracks, crevices and other openings.
Replace any screens that are torn or otherwise broken.
Lay crushed rock along the perimeter of the foundation to make pest entry more difficult.
Trim trees and bushes back so they do not touch the side of the home.
Clean up crumbs and spills in the kitchen and dining room right away.
Keep all baked goods and leftovers sealed in containers to deter pest activity.
As the weather begins to warm up, bugs and other critters will be abundant so it is important to make sure that your home is not a target. Aside from the above spring pest prevention tips, we also recommend signing up for year round pest control services. With a year round pest plan such as our TopCare and TopCare Plus programs, your home will proactively be protected from pests no matter what the season. That means stopping pests BEFORE they become an issue. Doesn’t that sound nice? We think so!