If are worried about problems with pests and infestations during the warmer months, you want to get started early with pest control. There are some things that you can do on your own such as landscaping maintenance and getting rid of standing water to keep mosquitoes away. You will also want to have a residential pest control service come help with some of the maintenance with treatments and traps.
The following guide will help you take care of pests before they turn into serious infestations later when the weather gets warmer:
Clean Up the Landscaping
There may be a lot of messy debris around your landscaping that needs to be cleaned up before warmer weather. Debris like lawn clippings, pruning cuttings, and other landscaping maintenance waste can create the perfect habitat for pests. Therefore, you want to keep this waste cleaned up to keep pests away. If you have compost bins or mulch for landscaping, make sure it is a safe distance away from your home to keep the pests away.
Remove Any Standing Water and Ensure Good Drainage
The standing water around your home can also be a problem that you will want to deal with when you are doing maintenance to keep pests away. First, make sure that there is not any water in things like pots, old containers, or other materials around your home. This can cause the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects that can be pests during the hot summer months.
Treat Ants, Termites, and Other Common Pests
You will also want to treat the ants, termites, and other insects around your home because they'll cause problems during warmer weather when they get closer to your home. Talk to a pest control service about applying a treatment to your lawn to keep these pests under control. This will help to keep these insects from starting nests in spring that grow during the summer months.
Set Traps to Help Keep Pests Away
There are also traps that you will want to set during the warmer weather. If there are insects in the landscaping or nearby areas around your home, traps will help you keep these insects and other pests from becoming infestations when the weather is warmer.
These are some of the things that you will want to do to take care of pests now before they become serious infestations with warmer weather. If you need help taking care of pest problems before they start growing, contact a pest control service and talk to them about these solutions.