Beware Of Spring Pests

While these temperatures are hotter than what is usually experienced this early into spring, what it does mean is that pests that tend to slow down during the cooler months will be making a return. With that in mind, springtime marks an important time for both homeowners and business owners to prepare for increased pest activity and click to read more about how these spring pests should be controlled in time. 

Pests that return during spring

As you likely notice, pests such as flies, cockroaches, and spiders all tend to become less active during the cooler months of the year. You may still encounter some of them, but their numbers do reduce as the cooler temperatures are harsher for them to survive. As a result, many pests go into hibernation or find more comfortable environments to hide away in until the weather heats back up. For example, some ants will dig themselves further underground and only come out when absolutely necessary during winter.

While certain pests return in spring, others simply change their behavior. Smaller pests may seem somewhat non-existent during winter, but pests such as rats and mice can become very problematic. During the winter they seek shelter inside homes and commercial buildings. But as the weather heats up, this means that, for the most part, they will slowly start to leave those properties they set up shop in. As a result, spring and summer generally lead to fewer rodent problems.

But it’s not the extreme heat that brings other pests inside. Cockroaches, flies, ants, spiders, and comparable pests usually end up inside homes or commercial buildings for a few reasons, including:

To escape particular elements – not the heat, but more so rainy or other storm-related conditions

not the heat, but more so rainy or other storm-related conditions For food – with these pests now back into full operation, they’ll be seeking food and water from various sources, including those within homes and buildings

with these pests now back into full operation, they’ll be seeking food and water from various sources, including those within homes and buildings By accident – sometimes pests will simply end up inside by accident and may become confused with how to get out

What you need to do

Whether it’s your home or business, pests are the last thing you want to deal with. They carry diseases and can cause serious illnes. Depending on the pest, some may even attack you, others, or pets.

Some simple steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of pests in your home or business include:

Sealing up small entrances – Pests are particularly clever at finding ways into buildings through small cracks, gaps, and pipes. If those small entrance points aren’t essential, seal them up

Pests are particularly clever at finding ways into buildings through small cracks, gaps, and pipes. If those small entrance points aren’t essential, seal them up Keep it clean – Make sure you don’t leave food scraps and other rubbish around inside your home or business for too long. Regularly remove rubbish and clean out your bins when necessary.

Make sure you don’t leave food scraps and other rubbish around inside your home or business for too long. Regularly remove rubbish and clean out your bins when necessary. Consider flyscreen/air curtains – With your home, if you don’t already have it, consider investing in flyscreen (also known as security screens), as it’s designed to still allow for airflow but it can make a headache for pests trying to find a way inside. If you own a commercial property, such as a coffee shop, consider air curtains. These allow you to keep the shop open, but the air curtain pushes out a strong force of air to make it harder for pests – particularly flying insects – to get in.

With your home, if you don’t already have it, consider investing in flyscreen (also known as security screens), as it’s designed to still allow for airflow but it can make a headache for pests trying to find a way inside. If you own a commercial property, such as a coffee shop, consider air curtains. These allow you to keep the shop open, but the air curtain pushes out a strong force of air to make it harder for pests – particularly flying insects – to get in. Surface spray – We only suggest surface spray to be used for homes, as it’s not the smartest idea to use such chemicals in commercial premises. However, if you do decide to use the surface spray at your home, make sure you observe the health risks and use the appropriate spray for both external and internal use.

We only suggest surface spray to be used for homes, as it’s not the smartest idea to use such chemicals in commercial premises. However, if you do decide to use the surface spray at your home, make sure you observe the health risks and use the appropriate spray for both external and internal use. Professional pest management – For every step you take, it’s important to remember that the best solution is to hire the services of a professional pest management service provider. At Goode Pest Control, we offer an ongoing pest management plan that will ensure your home or business is free from pests. Including our online client portal where you can access valuable documentation, we will provide you with constant updates and continued support. And if the pests return, we do as well.

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Jesse Waters is head content writer and article at God Men. He found out about his love for writing when he was struggling with cancer. His works are very sensitive and he writes with his heart.

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