As we enter the new year, it is common to make resolutions and plans for how you are going to live. People will often look ahead and schedule out major events and perform annual errands during this time.
With our decades of experience in the pest industry, we have seen pest seasons come and go many times, and thus we have a good idea of what steps homeowners should be taking during this time to make sure they are prepared. With the spring swarming season just around the corner, homeowners should make pest protection for their home one of their new years resolutions!
So without further ado, here are our tips to keeping your home secure in the new year!
- Schedule Regular Inspections for your Property:
The fact is, the best time to deal with ANY pest infestation is before it occurs. The damage done by destructive pests such as termites, carpenter ants, and bed bugs often increases exponentially with the growth of the infestation, and many of these infestations are much harder to remove once they are allowed to sufficiently spread. Therefore, early detection and prevention will often save homeowners time, frustration, and expense in the long run.
Since many pests infest secluded parts of the home not frequented by humans, a thorough inspection may be the only way to identify signs of pest activity. Due to this, it is best for homeowners to at least have one annual inspection per year. This can allow you to rest easy knowing that your home is pest free, and inspections will often reveal conducive environmental conditions in your home that could cause future infestations if not dealt with.
2. Resolve Conducive Conditions Where Possible:
“Spring Cleaning” is a common beginning of the year activity for many. During this time, homeowners should also be on the lookout for anything in and around their home that might be making their home an easier or more attractive location for pests
As there are millions of different pest species, and each has different environmental preferences, it is impossible to list them all. However, there are a few standard practices that cover major pest groups:
- Clean up any trash or debris around the exterior of the home or in garages, sheds, or basements
- Reduce abnormal moisture levels/Repair water damage
- Seal any exterior access points such as vents, windows, or doors
- Repair any external structural damage
- Seal and store any potential food sources to avoid attracting pests
While this is not an exhaustive list, performing these steps will substantially reduce the chances of you dealing with a destructive infestation.
3. Schedule Preventative Treatment Early:
As part of your new years resolutions, we hope that you will place priority on scheduling preventative treatments for your home. As we approach termite and mosquito season, pest control companies across the board will start to become busy and overburdened with customer calls. The fact is, the value of prevention is much greater than that of a cure. Many pests are significantly more difficult to remove if they are allowed to establish themselves in your home, and thus it is best to take steps to prevent initial infestation rather than calling a pest control company after you have spotted the problem.
Starting the year by scheduling an comprehensive inspection and preventative treatments will make sure that your home is protected throughout the year!
We hope that you have a wonderful New Years and that you succeed with whatever resolutions you make. If you are in need of fully service pest protection in 2018 and years to come, Arrow Pest Service is your one call solution! We offer a wide range of treatment options designed to safely target pest problems and eradicate infestations quickly and effectively!
So if you are dealing with pest problems, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!
Here’s to YOU living PEST FREE!
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