Spring Do-it-Yourself – Pest Control Prevention Tips

It’s springtime, which means the outdoors are alive with the sound of buzzing and chirping – and unfortunately, that can mean unwelcome pests.

It’s springtime, which means the outdoors are alive with the sound of buzzing and chirping – and unfortunately, that can mean unwelcome pests. For homeowners, pest infestation can be a big problem. But there are some simple do-it-yourself steps you can take to keep your home pest-free this season – here are some ideas from our pest control in Charleston experts!

Remove Debris from the Yard

First, declutter your outdoor space. Get rid of any debris or items that could provide hiding places for pests like spiders or ants. Store garden tools and trash bins out of reach so they won’t attract unwanted attention. Trim back hedges and bushes that serve as a breeding ground for insects, and make sure all areas around the house are well-maintained and clear of dead leaves or branches.

Inspect for Entry Points

Second, inspect your home for any potential entry points for pests. Make sure windows and doors fit tightly in their frames to prevent insects from entering through small gaps around them; seal up any cracks or crevices in walls or foundations as well; inspect screens for holes; check garage doors for rusting parts that could let bugs slip through; cover any chimney openings with mesh screens; and inspect vents to ensure there are no gaps allowing access into your home.

Invest in DIY Pest Prevention

Third, invest in DIY pest prevention methods such as chemical sprays, traps, sticky boards, repellents, baits, etc., to target specific pests like rodents or cockroaches. Place baits in areas where they’re likely to be found – around exterior doorways and window sills – while chemical sprays should be directed toward possible nesting sites like crevices in walls or under furniture. Sticky boards should be placed near entry points so that crawling insects will stick to them on contact. Repellents can also help keep away flying pests like mosquitoes or flies with scent or taste barriers.

Remove Attractive Food Sources

Fourth, remove attractive food sources from your home’s surroundings, such as pet food bowls and garbage cans filled with decaying organic material – both of which are attractive havens for ants and other insects looking for an easy meal source. Securely store all food items indoors so they don’t draw unwanted guests into your home by accident – this includes bird feeders if you have them outside as well!

Use Natural Deterrents

Fifth, use natural deterrents wherever possible instead of chemicals to repel pests from your property without endangering human health or wildlife habitats – such as essential oils like neem oil (which is effective against many insect species) mixed with water sprayed onto plants around the house; cedar chips (which can deter a variety of animals); yellow sticky cards (which trap flying insects); cider vinegar diluted with water sprayed onto surfaces near ant nests; garlic cloves scattered around window sills; ultrasonic devices that emit sound waves humans cannot hear but repel certain animals away from the area; etc…

Contact Our Pest Control in Charleston Experts for Help!

Finally, contact a licensed pest control professional if these do-it-yourself steps don’t work – they’ll have more advanced solutions (such as fumigation) at their disposal to get rid of more severe infestations quickly before they become worse!

By following these six do-it-yourself tips this spring season, homeowners should have no problem keeping their homes free of unwanted critters who might otherwise make themselves at home! With a few simple preventative measures, you’ll be able to save yourself time and money down the line while enjoying the outdoors all season long! To keep your home pest-free all year long, contact Lowcountry Pest Specialists today!