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Spring Pest-Proofing Tips

We all look forward to Spring after a long winter.  It's a time where daylight is longer, birds are chirping, and spring flowers start to bloom.  We start thinking about how much we'll enjoy the warmer weather.  We ponder which plants and vegetables we want to grow in our garden, and when we'll take out our outdoor furniture.  Springtime makes us happy and perks us up.  Are you happy when Spring arrives?  I know I am.  But wait!  Did we forget something?  Yes, spring cleaning! 

When you think about spring cleaning, what comes to mind?  Deep cleaning your home from top to bottom - the closets and drawers, behind furniture and appliances, washing windows, and refreshing your window treatments and bedding.  These are just a few things that need to be done.  However, many people forget about one important part of spring cleaning - pest control.

EM Pest Control wants to remind homeowners and business owners to include pest control in their spring-cleaning routine.  Remember, that as we awake from winter, so do many pests.  Springtime marks the onset of pests such as ants, mosquitoes, yellowjackets and more. Preventive pest control will protect your home and business from pest invasions and the damage they cause.  As members of the National Pest Management Association, EM Pest Control recommends following their pest-proofing tips:

  • Seal up cracks and small openings along the foundation of the property.
  • Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water.
  • Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the property
  • Keep kitchens clean by wiping counters and emptying the garbage frequently.
  • Keep all food containers sealed.
  • Avoid leaving pet's food dishes out for long periods of time.
  • Keep trash containers clean and sealed, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Screen windows and doors.

These tips are simple and valuable.  So, when you think about Springtime and enjoying it with your family and friends, don't forget about pest control.  Always deep clean your home and business with pest prevention in mind.  Remember, it's easier to prevent a pest infestation than getting rid of one!