Spring Pests are more active now that the weather is warm
Now that the weather conditions are beginning to improve; many homeowners will be spending the next couple of weekends tackling their spring cleaning to-do lists. If you are one of these people, make sure that you address the pest hot spots around your home; in between wiping down the windows and shampooing the rugs.
Ants, among other common spring bugs, are known to infest kitchen spaces because this room provides easy access to food and water sources. They often march one-by-one through the heart of the home while searching for crumbs left behind from dinner; sticky residue from liquid spills and overripe fruit sitting out on the countertop.
Many spring pests like cockroaches are attracted to moisture, so they are commonly found in bathrooms. Eliminating sources of water in the bathroom is the best way to prevent pest infestations; especially because this pest can only survive for one week without water. In addition to washing the shower curtain and liner, and cleaning out the medicine cabinet, you will also want to check under the sink and around the tub and toilet to ensure there are no moisture issues from leaky pipes or faucets.
Rodents, spiders and a slew of other pests can make themselves at home in the basement.
The main reason that pests often take up refuge in this underground space is because this room tends to harbor dark corners and clutter, which provides the ideal place for rodents and spiders to hide.
Warm weather signals pests that it is time to emerge from their overwintering spots. Termites are one of these emerging pests that can cause problems for homeowners across the country. In most cases, termites are not discovered until a home is ready to sell. Spotting the signs of swarming termites in early spring can prevent an infestation, but homeowners should also get a home inspection to stay ahead of this pest.
Spring is the season when homeowners begin to notice an increase in pests, including ants, termites, and stinging insects, because the warmer temperatures encourage greater activity. Many of these pests can move indoors without leaving many visible warning signs of an infestation.