Now that the weather is starting to change and temperatures are rising, common spring pests are beginning to reappear. Now is the perfect time to start paying attention to common spring pests and how to prevent them from entering your house.
Clean and clear food from inside and outside
A clean house is the only guaranteed way to keep a pest-free house. Animals and pests are always on the hunt for food, which means food scraps and unprotected food will attract them.
After eating, promptly store all remaining food in a sealed container. Clean up all crumbs and food scraps – even the smallest amount of food is enough to attract a mouse or rat.
If you have cabinets, try to move all the food from the bottom shelves to the top. This will prevent pests from gaining easy access to food sources, which will encourage them to keep coming back for more.
Take extra precautions if you are hosting a cook-out outdoors. Attracting pests to your property can quickly lead to attracting them indoors.
Relocate woodpiles away from your home
During the winter, many homeowners keep firewood in close proximity to their homes for easy access. This allows them to easily keep their fire stove burning and keep the house warm.
These woodpiles also work to attract rodents and other pests. Storing your firewood so close to your home is the same as inviting these pests inside.
Instead, relocate the woodpiles at least ten feet away from your house. If you are unable to distance the firewood, try to lift it off the ground using a support or holder. This will discourage any pests from making themselves at home.
As the temperature rises, it is the perfect opportunity for homeowners to finish all the cleaning they have procrastinated over the winter. This means cleaning out the attic, basement, or garage.
Spring cleaning also encourages homeowners to reevaluate their belongings, donate unused items, and organize.
Trim branches and overgrown plant life near the home
Smaller pests, such as bats and squirrels, enter through cracks and crevices in the attic. Pests can easily use tree branches as convenient travel routes to the roofline. The best way to prevent pest infestation in your attic is by trimming any tree branches that hang over your roof.
Another potential problem is vines growing on the side of the house. The vines will attract smaller pests that can crawl up and down the vines.
Have A Pest Problem? Call the Experts at Shumaker Animal Control
If you think you have spring pests problem on your property, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you. Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that your home and pets are not in any danger.
At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business that cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves. All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.
Call us at 443-854-8072, visit our website or fill out our contact form for more information.