Springtime brings beautiful flowers, warmer weather, and unfortunately, pests. The Tri-State area is no exception to this rule. With the coming of spring, homeowners in the area must be on the lookout for several common spring pests that can cause damage to their homes and gardens. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of these pests and what you can do to keep them under control.
Termites are one of the most destructive pests you can encounter. They feed on wood and other cellulose materials, creating tunnels, and hollowing out structural supports. Spring is the time when termite colonies start to swarm, looking for new places to establish their nests. If you notice tiny wings or piles of sawdust around your home’s foundation, it could be a sign of a termite infestation.
To prevent termites from damaging your home, make sure to seal any cracks or gaps around windows and doors. Keep all wood piles and debris away from your home’s foundation. And, as soon as you notice any signs of an infestation, contact a professional pest control company.
Ants are another common spring pest in the tri-state area. These pesky insects can invade your home looking for food and water. Once they find a source of sustenance, they leave pheromone trails that attract more ants to the area. Large ant populations can quickly become a nuisance in your home.
To keep ants at bay, make sure to keep your kitchen clean and free of crumbs. Store any food in airtight containers and wipe down counters and floors regularly. Seal any cracks or gaps around your home’s foundation, and remove any standing water outside.
Our warm and humid spring weather is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. These pesky insects can transmit diseases like West Nile virus and Zika virus. To prevent mosquito bites, make sure to wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, use insect repellent, and keep screens on windows and doors in good repair.
To prevent mosquitoes from breeding around your home, eliminate any standing water. Empty any outdoor containers that collect water, like bird baths or pet water bowls. Check gutters and downspouts for clogs, and fix any leaks in plumbing or irrigation systems.
Spring is a time of renewal and growth, but it’s also a time for pests to emerge. To keep your home and garden pest-free, make sure to take preventative measures like sealing cracks, removing standing water, and keeping your home clean.
After all these items are implemented, the next step would be a preventative spray. By regularly deterring pests around the outside of your home you are setting yourself up for a pest-free year. Call us today to find out about our monthly treatment plans. Or, if you are already seeing signs of a pest infestation, call for a free no-pressure inspection.
At Romans Pest Management, we know that people tend to wait until they have exhausted all options before resorting to a professional. We get it! But, like most other professions, we’ll be the first to say, don’t wait! Instead of wasting time and money on over-the-counter products that are ineffective or wrong for the job, just give us a call to get it done right the first time. We’ll come out and do a FREE no-pressure inspection. If you’re not happy with the estimated amount, we’ll leave, no harm done.
Conveniently located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Romans Pest Management serves the whole Tri-State area, including Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana.