An infestation can feel out of control, but you can prevent pests from overthrowing your home. Homeowners can prevent extensive, powerful pest colonies from destroying their homes by adhering to simple yet effective maintenance tasks and trusting the help of experts who can create targeted plans.
As the humidity increases and Florida pests look for better shelter, Heed these three prevention steps and protect your home from potential invasions this spring.
First, What is an Infestation?
Having a few pests in your home is troublesome, but easily treated. The biggest problems occur when the presence of a few spiders or mice turn into an infestation. This is when there are an overwhelming amount of pests in your home, destroying your property, and potentially spreading disease. This can happen quickly, as pests reproduce fast and some gather in hordes. That’s what makes prevention so important.
No. 1: Fill in the Gaps
Pests look for easy access points. An exposed exterior, like holes in your siding and gaps between the frames on doors and windows, is a welcome sign to all pests. Seal your home from potential invaders and regularly examine it for easy access points or vulnerable places. Pests will dig their way into your home if they find a vulnerable spot or suspect you have food or materials they could use. Pests are animals of opportunity, and they will not hesitate to destroy to get what they want.
No. 2: Maintain Your Yard
This is one of the easiest ways to protect your home from pests — and it looks good, too. Bugs like dark, moist areas for shelter, and they often crawl through untamed bushes and grass, thriving in this environment. You can prevent this overgrowth by regularly mowing your lawn, removing standing water from your property, and maintaining the size and growth of your plants.
Our team at Infinite Pest Solutions can also treat your yard with carefully selected solutions designed to prevent spiders, wasps, ants, mosquitoes and other bugs from calling your yard home. Each prevention plan is customized for a customer’s yard, ensuring that the solutions we use are targeting your specific needs.
No. 3: Call a Pest Control Expert
A pest control expert can help you prevent an infestation in two ways. The first is by simply practicing prevention. Through the help of customized preventative compounds to inspections that provide you with specific action plans for prevention, pest control experts will help you think like the pests to keep these creatures out of your house.
Once pests break into your home, the clock is ticking on a possible infestation. Advertisers for do-it-yourself products downplay the impact just one pest can have on your home. These critters reproduce quickly, invite other pests into your home, and can cause serious structural damage to your house if not managed quickly and effectively. You need an expert who can help you determine the source of the pests, resolve it, and prevent this infestation and others like it from happening, saving you time and money on repair and treatment costs.
Don’t gamble with your home. Prevent infestations from consuming your house by trusting the experts at Infinite Pest Solutions. Learn more about our options for prevention, and call us today to schedule an appointment.