Spring Pest Control Tips
Sunny skies, blooming flowers, and warmer temperatures are finally here! After a long cold winter mother nature is waking back up—for better and for worse. At New Mexico Pest Control in Santa Fe, we know that flowers aren’t the only thing coming back this spring. Warmer days and warmer nights mean that all the little things that creep and crawl begin to emerge from their winter hiding spots to mate and find new places to form colonies. Often times those new places, unfortunately, include our homes. Follow these helpful tips for spring pest control:
1. Eliminate Extra Clutter
Spring cleaning is the best time to get some of those regular household pests under control. Many different types of pests enjoy a warm, enclosed space. A room full of clutter offers the perfect haven for a lot of critters. PestWorld.org recommends that instead of storing items in cardboard, which so many critters love, to instead opt for clear plastic bins with secure lids.
2. Dry Things Up
Spring time often means extra moisture in and around your home. From melted snow puddles to freeze-induced leaks and even April shower flooding, things can be wet! Just like we love to spend time in and near water, so do plenty of bugs. This means that any source of water near your home can and will act as a magnet for unwanted pests. Be sure to check and address any leaks that may have occurred over the winter, and clear drains and gutters to ensure that water flows freely away from your home.
3. Check Your Crawlspaces
Pros like Bob Vila recommend checking your crawl spaces, attic, and basement for leaks. Wood eaters like termites adore moisture and it is important to check your crawl spaces to make sure there isn’t excessive moisture attracting pests. Keeping these areas well-ventilated and dry is key to keeping infestations at bay.
4. Close up Cracks
Bugs are tiny. Few cracks are too small for your average bug to use to gain access to your home. Spring is the time to address torn screens, repair cracks near windows, and gaps in plumbing pipes.
5. Go the Distance
Now that we’ve covered the inside of your home, don’t forget your yard! A properly landscaped yard can help to keep distance between your home and invading pests. Spring means plants in bloom—make sure to keep shrubs and grasses trimmed away from your home and ensure that mulch is at least fifteen feet away from your foundation.
Reliable Spring Pest Control
At New Mexico Pest Control we encourage you to stay well-informed about the potential for specific types of pests in the Four Corners Region. Pests rarely travel alone, which is why it’s important to call our team for an inspection at the first sign of bugs or rodents. The best way to maintain a pest-free environment for your home or business is by partnering with a certified pest management professional. Every infestation warrants different solutions, and New Mexico Pest Control promises to provide you with a tailor-made plan for your individualized pest problem. Because we offer a service guarantee, we promise results and will return to inspect and treat your property any time you experience renewed pest activity.