How to Prepare for Spring Pests

Texas home in the spring

Extreme winter temperatures are a natural deterrent for pests, causing a decrease in their population. This is the perfect time to prepare for the onslaught of bugs and insects that will swarm during the beginning of spring. There are multiple steps you can take as a homeowner to make your life easier this pest season. 

How to Prepare Your Home 

Smaller bugs and insects search for ways to make an entrance into your home or business. This can be easily prevented by sealing cracks and holes throughout the foundation the building. Try to avoid leaving food out for an extended period of time, including garbage cans. Pests will be attracted to the smell like magnets. Protect your valuable items against humidity and dust, because this will also serve as an attraction.

Bugs and insects are drawn to areas with high levels of moisture. Areas like a garage or basement are perfect places for pests to take shelter, so make sure to thoroughly clean and maintain these areas. It’s much easier and safer to take preventative measures against pests than to deal with an infestation. The most effective way of safeguarding your home from bugs and insects is to get an inspection and treatment from professionals. This is where our trained technicians at Alvin Pest Control, LLC can provide the help that you need to avoid the dangers of pests, and the damage that they can do to your home.

What Attracts Pests to Your Home? 

Pests Are Attracted to Moisture 

Water availability is a concern for pests like ants, cockroaches, and termites. If you live near a water source like drainage or wells, you're more likely to deal with issues in the spring because insects and other pests require moist and damp areas to survive. Prevent infestations in your home by cleaning up water drainage due to leaky pipes. It's also important to seal off openings pests can use to enter your home.

Pests Are Drawn to Food and Garbage

When there is food lying around outside or inside the house, pests will find a way to reach it. It's important to start being diligent when cleaning in the spring and make sure to keep your kitchen as clean and dry as possible. 

Pests Thrive in Clutter 

Many pests are able to hide under clutter to protect themselves from natural predators. Spring is a great time to go through your home and get rid of unnecessary clutter, that way you can minimize the number of objects lying around indoors. Spring cleaning gives you a fresh start and you'll get ahead of nuisance pest invasions. 

Want Some Extra Help This Spring? 

If you live in Alvin, Houston, Sante Fe or other surrounding areas in Texas, Alvin Pest Control, LLC can provide the services required for the influx of pests in the spring. Feel free to give us a call with any questions or concerns!


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