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Spring Pest Prevention Tips For Memorial Day

May 21, 2014


family from indiana enjoying a pest free bbq

Memorial Day is right around the corner! You're probably right in the middle of planning a fun family get-together out on your front lawn for this upcoming . No matter what you are planning for your Memorial Day, we'd like to help! Although we can’t offer tips on how to grill your steak to perfection, we can certainly help with the pest control! The professionals at Action know that pest control is often best achieved through some serious spring cleaning. We would like to offer you a few pest prevention tips to help you prepare for your big Memorial Day shindig!

  • Inside your home, make sure that food is stored in sealed containers. Clean out your pantry and remove any items that are past their use-by dates. Also, be sure you clean up crumbs and spills.

  • Seal up possible entry points around your home. Pests can get into your home through windows or door screens that have rips or tears as well as through cracks or crevices in the foundation. You should also check for possible entry points where utility pipes or cables come into your home. Have these areas sealed up to reduce the number of pests that will make it indoors.

  • Install yellow lighting in your exterior lights to attract fewer insects to your home in the evening hours.

  • Remove areas of standing water so that mosquitoes cannot breed on your property.

  • Remove spider webs whenever you notice them. This action can help keep the spider population in your home down to a minimum.

  • Keep wood and brush piles away from your home. Pick up any other debris piles on your property to eliminate areas where pests may hide.

  • Use a dehumidifier in your home to limit the moisture. Moisture can attract insects like ants and cockroaches, so fix leaky pipes or dripping faucets as well.

  • Check to make sure gutters are not clogged and can run freely.

  • Remove vegetation and other plant materials from the immediate perimeter around your home. Add crushed rock or gravel to this area to help eliminate areas where pests may hide.

These helpful prevention tips are great at reducing your chance for a pest problem, but we would still suggest a home pest control service program to keep pests away all year round. For more information on our home pest control services, click here.

At Action, we offer our TermaPest® System to eliminate and prevent pests. This system includes complete termite coverage, fully guaranteed services, additional services around the interior and exterior, environmentally sensitive services and much, much more. Contact us to learn more about these services and to schedule your first appointment. We want to help you enjoy your Memorial Day get togethers and our pros know that this is best done in a pest-free environment! We can help you achieve a pest-free home and property; give us a call today!




 

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