Regular inspections of your home can help reduce large infestation. Make sure to spend some time every season pest proofing your home. The most important thing to keep in mind is to reduce holes in outside walls and roofs. Pests can easily make their way into your home to find warmth or food. Understanding insect behaviour is another way of controlling pest problems. It can help you understand the type of infestation and how to properly remove the issue.
During the spring insects are trying to increase their populations. Common pest control strategies is to focus on material application that reduces reproduction. A pest control professional uses a treatment the is designed to eliminate a colony while establishing long-term protection. Some things to do in spring would be:
- Remove spider webs
- Apply dust treatment to exterior entry points.
- Treat lively areas and insects hot spots.
- Power treat along foundation.
- Leave bait for ants, crickets and roaches.
- Apply treatment to reduce ant reproduction.
Summer always sees the highest populations of insects. Insects can move faster in the summer, they’re less afraid of predators. Pest control professionals treat the landscape and harborage areas where insects live. Fast acting products are essential in dealing with the large population of insects. Professionals recommend:
- Remove spider webs and apply repellent.
- Treat exterior hotspots.
- Power treat paved surfaces and landscapes including walk ways.
- Spread products in thick grass, mulch, rock beds, decorative and similar areas.
- Apply granular baits to minimize insect reproduction.
Young insects are reaching maturity and many populations are starting to think about winter. They begin building up their reserves and actively start looking for harborage. Insects are more vulnerable to predators. They begin to slow down. Pest control professionals establish a barrier around your home by applying materials in pathways that insects will use to access the building. They would start sealing entry points around windows and door frames. Here’s some fall pest control recommendations:
Remove spider webs.
- Apply treatment to exterior entry points.
- Locate and treat potential harborage sites and food sources.
- Seal cracks and crevices where insects may gain entry.
- Spread granules in thick grass, mulch, rock beds, decorative bark and similar areas.
- Place rodent monitoring stations.
During the colder months insects hide and reserve energy so they can increase chances of surviving. Your home is the perfect place for insects to hide. Pest control professionals focus on eradicating insects that are in your home. It’s best to establish a long-term approach by using naturally occurring products to protect the interior of the home. This is what you should do during the winter:
- Wipe webs inside.
- Apply material inside cracks and crevices.
- Dust treatment in attic and crawl spaces.
- Place ant and roach bait stations under kitchen and bathroom sinks.
- Place insect monitoring stations in critical areas.
- Apply material outside around doors, windows and eaves.
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Although many of these things are possible for you to accomplish on your own, it’s recommended hire a professional to diligently apply these steps. If you discover any hints of insect infestation contact Truly Nolen Pest Control.