Spring is the time of year when many pests come out to play. Here are some of the most annoying spring pests, and how to avoid them:
House Flies – House flies are one of the most common pests around, and they love to invade homes in the springtime. To avoid them, keep your windows and doors shut as much as possible. Check your window screens for holes and patch any that you find to avoid giving flies an open invitation to your home. Take trash out frequently to avoid attracting them inside.
Stink Bugs – Stink bugs are another type of pest that comes out in full force during the spring months. These smelly creatures can be a real nuisance, and they’re often hard to get rid of. The best way to avoid them is to seal up any cracks or openings in your home. You can also try using a vacuum cleaner to suck them up as crushing them will release a potent odor.
Ants – Ants are yet another common spring pest. To avoid them, keep your home clean and free of food crumbs. Take your trash out frequently and keep it in a tightly sealed container to avoid attracting these pests.
Spiders – Spiders are also known to come out in the springtime. While they’re not necessarily plentiful pests, many people are afraid of them. To avoid spiders, keep your home tidy and free of any cobwebs. Check corners and walls frequently and remove any cobwebs you find.
Mosquitoes – Mosquitoes are probably the most annoying pests of all, especially in the springtime when they’re plentiful. To avoid them, wear long sleeves and pants when you’re outside. You can also try wearing mosquito repellent.
Centipedes/Millipedes – Centipedes and millipedes are another type of pest that comes out in the springtime. These creepy crawlies can be a real nuisance, but they’re not necessarily harmful. To avoid them, keep your home clean and free of clutter.
Fleas and Ticks – Fleas and ticks are also common spring pests. To avoid them, keep your pets clean and groomed. You can also try using a flea and tick repellent on your pet to help them avoid being infested with these bugs. Check your pet over regularly for ticks and remove them by the head.
With a little bit of effort, you can avoid these annoying spring pests. Be proactive and keep your home clean and tidy, seal up any cracks or openings, take out trash frequently and fix any holes in window screens. To ensure these pests don’t pester you this spring, call The Pest Force. The Pest Force can treat for any of these pests to help you avoid them this spring and all summer long too!