With the year racing by, we’re now in August and spring will be here before we know it.
The spring season is the peak season for pests. It’s when they start to appear, looking for food, water and shelter around homes and start breeding up.
There are a number of typical pests during this time including ants, spiders, cockroaches, mosquitoes that are well known for infesting homes in high numbers fast.
Now is the time to start preparing your home to reduce the likelihood of these pests and arrange a pest service to protect your home for the next 12 months.
In this post we look at what you can do to reduce pest numbers and protect your home all year round with Pest Season Preparation.
Home Maintenance To Stop Pests
There are a number of things you can do easily to stop pests making a home at your home. Our top tips are:
Mow lawns regularly – as the days heat up and rains come, grass will grow quicker. Schedule to have the lawns mowed on a regular basis to keep them short.
Trim tree branches close to the house – branches act as bridge to allow pests crawling across them into your house. Carefully use a ladder to reach the branches and cut them back with a saw or trimmers. If you’re unable to do so, arrange a local provider to help.
Remove stored waste – things like garbage, stored cardboard, tree trimmings can provide nesting materials for pests like rodents and a home for smaller pests. Dispose of these at your local waste disposal centre.
Store timber correctly – any stored timber should be off the ground to prevent termites accessing it. Raise it above the ground in a shelf like manner.
Install bird spikes – if you have a bird problem, birds sitting on window edges, you can install bird spikes to stop them sitting in these areas.
Fill and repair cracks – inspect the home to find any cracks or crevices around doors and windows and walls. These make a good place for cockroaches, ants and spiders to get inside your home. Cracks can be filled with wood repair products, sealant tubes. Fit a weather strip to the bottom of external doors.
Clean external bins regularly – schedule to clean external bins with cleaning products and wash out to prevent build up of garbage spills.
Arrange A Pest Inspection
Pest Nett can come to your home to perform and pest control service in preparation for the coming months.
Your Technician will start by inspecting the property to identify potential pest issues and any activity.
The spring pest control service will include providing advice on environmental issues and the application of pest control including perimeter sprays, internal treatment in the kitchen, bathrooms and other parts of the home.
This will provide 12 months of protection against spring pests.