Spring is an extremely active time for pests here in Michigan. As the temperatures rise and the grass and trees start to wake up, pests begin waking up too. Unfortunately for us, our homes are the perfect place for these waking pests. With more than enough food and water along with protection from the elements, it’s no wonder pests love to invade. To protect your home from an early infestation, here are a few Michigan spring pest control tips.
The first step in any pest control strategy is to get to know your enemy. Knowing the common spring pests here in Michigan allows you to better monitor for any activity. It helps you prepare an effective strategy targeting the specific pests that are active in the spring. Monitoring for pests in the spring means you’ll be able to act fast when signs of pests first appear.
Every spring, it’s a good idea to do a little deep-cleaning around the house. It’s great to do after being cooped up for the whole winter and it’s a great way to prevent a pest infestation. In the spring, when pests become active again, they are all in the search for three specific things: food, water, and safety. Our homes are perfect for them.
Spring cleaning is a good way to eliminate the pests’ easy sources of food and water, making your home inhospitable to them. Make sure to quickly clean up any crumbs and spills around the home and properly seal your food. Check for leaky pipes around your home and eliminate excess moisture in the attic or basement with a dehumidifier.
The last step in spring pest control is to seal your home off. This is best done in the early spring to prevent the early risers from gaining early access to your home. First, check the doors and windows, sealing any gaps and cracks that you find. Make sure to check for damage to your screens as well, a common entrance for annoying mosquitoes. Next, check the exterior of your home for vulnerabilities. Look for more gaps and cracks in the roof, siding, and foundation of your home.
Once you’ve dealt with the structural maintenance, you can focus on your perimeter. Leaves piled up against the foundation or sunken areas by the side of the house can quickly turn into a hotspot for pests. Eliminate the leaves and improve the drainage around your home. Keep your shrubs, bushes, and trees trimmed back away from the house. Pests, like fleas and ticks, love to use unkempt branches as their own personal highways to our homes.
Protect your Michigan home from marauding pests with spring pest control services from Custom Personalized Lawn Care. Our defender plan is a pest control program that includes perimeter pest control and mosquito control throughout the lawn, we even have a flea & tick program for even more protection. Don’t let pests invade your home, trust your pest control to the experts at Custom Personalized Lawn Care.
To get started on your spring pest control, call us at (800) 570-3313 or request a quick quote here. For more tips on pest control, lawn care, and more, check out our blog. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook so you can keep up with the latest news and deals.
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