As we head into the new year, many homeowners will resolve to get back on track with home maintenance duties. If it has been a while since you have thought about the spring insect frenzy that is on the horizon, don’t procrastinate! These are steps you can take to make sure that your home is pest-ready for the spring from our Charleston pest control experts!
Move Food Canisters
As the cold weather rages on, many homeowners want to have their trash bins close by, but that isn’t a great idea when you have pests and rodents to contend with. An open trash receptacle is nothing short of a beacon for rodents to find refuge to make it through the cold winter and warm spring mating season. If you are going to keep canisters close to the house, make sure that they have an air-tight sealed container to keep pests and insects out year-round.
Empty Water Canisters
The holiday season has a way of distracting us from things that we should do, like home maintenance. If it has been a while since you have surveyed your yard for pooling water and filled containers, now is an excellent time to address them. When the warm weather rushes in, pooling water and moisture create the best breeding grounds for pests and make it likely that you will have a problem on your hands come early spring!
Clean Out Gutters
One of the most commonly forgotten parts of home maintenance and pest control are caked and dirty gutters. Not only are poorly maintained gutters a real problem for foundation and erosion; they are also an eyesore and can predispose your home to have a real insect or rodent infestation problem. And if you allow dirt and debris to build up, there is a good chance that you will need to call and have your gutters repaired – or worse, replaced. If you do one thing before the spring showers begin, make it cleaning out your gutters for water and pest issues throughout the year!
Hire a Pest Control Company for Regular Maintenance
The best way to stop a rodent or insect problem is to make sure that it isn’t a problem to begin with! Scheduling regular maintenance is the best way to ensure that you are targeting pests throughout the year according to when they are most active. Hiring Lowcountry Pest Specialists is just one way to eliminate the potential of having to deal with an infestation come spring – or any other time.
As we head into the new year, now is an excellent time to consider pest control and how to stop a problem on the horizon. At Lowcountry Pest Specialists, we provide a superior service that seeks to both target bugs when they are at their worst and to stop any potential problems before they arise. Contact us today to schedule your regular maintenance and be ready before spring with help from our pest control in Charleston, SC experts. Schedule your appointment today!