5 Spring Pest Control Tips

Spring is finally here and that means critters of all kinds will be looking for new homes and nesting sites. Whether they are common household pests or stray wildlife, you don't want them in your home! Check out these most common spring home-invading wildlife and pests along with five tips for keeping them from moving in this spring. Acting proactively to keep critters out is much better than dealing with an invasion after the fact!

Common Spring Wildlife and Pests

Besides ants, termites, spiders, and other tiny invaders, some larger pests also like to make themselves at home in houses during the spring months. Those pests include several types of rodents, raccoons, opossums, skunks, snakes, nesting birds, and more.

How to Prevent Pests from Entering Your Home

Below are five steps you can take to keep pesky critters out of your home.

  1. Inspect the exterior of your home carefully. Securely fill any holes or cracks you may find. Make sure that animals such as skunks can't access your crawl space and birds can't enter your chimney.
  2. Maintain your yard, since last year's windfall fruit or other garden waste and untidy wood piles provide ideal hiding places for snakes and rodents (and the insects they host).
  3. Cluttered garages and sheds provide shelter to rodents and snakes that can then make their way into your home. Decluttering and using proper storage can deprive these pests of the shelter they're looking for.
  4. Control moisture around your home since all kinds of pests are drawn to moisture. Once there, they find it easy to enter your home when building materials are soggy and soft.
  5. Give the interior of your home a thorough spring cleaning. Crumbs, spilled birdseed or pet food, and general clutter will draw pests indoors. Even dirty garbage disposals can attract rodents to an otherwise clean kitchen.

Effective Pest Control Solutions

Overhead power lines are another method animals use to enter homes. With Critter Guard's pest control solutions, you can block that point of entry. From squirrels and rats to snakes and monkeys, our Line Guard and Pole Guard products humanely deter animals from using power and communication lines to gain entry to your home. They also keep animals from electrocuting themselves in their quest to share your home. Now, that's a win-win!

Taking proactive steps to keep critters out of your home is easier than repairing the damage and cleaning up the messes they leave behind. Contact us today for more information on our effective pest control solutions.