Spring is finally here! We’ve already had some lovely warm weather. Have you done your spring cleaning yet? One of the things you should integrate into your spring cleaning this year is to start your very own pest proofing routine for your home. The warmer weather brings with it a whole array of pests who have just woken up from their winter sleep, and are looking for a place to nest. Your home could be that place!
To avoid any problems with pests for the rest of the year, you need to really start thinking about pest proofing your home. Having pests in your home can cause a lot of stress and hassle, and some can even damage your property if you don’t get rid of them pretty sharpish. Whenever there’s pests, there is always the potential of illnesses being spread to you and your family. Implementing a strong pest proofing routine can stop all of this happening.
So here is how to start your pest proofing routine today, before the pests come out to play.
- Give your home a really good check over. Are there any cracks, holes or small openings a pest could get through (remember some pests only need a hole the size of a pin to squeeze through)? If there is, it’s time to get the sealant out and block off all of the entryways. Not sure where to look? Start with where pipes or utilities enter your home.
- Install door sweeps on your doors that lead to outside. Repairing windows and doors that have sustained winter damage is a great way to keep pests out too.
- Try to be prudent when you have your windows and doors open. We know that with the warm weather, you want to throw all of the windows open and let the fresh air in. Be prudent though. If there are insects outside, keep the windows closed.
- Contact a licensed professional. If you think you have a pest problem in your home, or need more advice on what to do when pest proofing, a pest controller can help you out. Head over to this site to make a start on your pest free home http://www.pestcontrol4london.co.uk/.
- Clean out your gutters. Old leaves in gutters make a perfect hiding place for insects and pests. Wasps and bees particularly love to make their nests in guttering.
Put all of these into practice, and you’ll be pest free for the Spring and Summer this year!