Simple tips for Spring Pest Prevention

As a parent, you want your children them to enjoy the things you have worked hard to acquire. However, once intruders get into your living spaces, your health and that of your little ones are at risk. Intrusion comes in the form of pests. These unwanted guests will not only drive you to the edge, but they also carry germs.

Spring – a time to indulge in fun                                                      

Spring break comes with loads of goodies for families with kids. There is plenty of fun-filled activities to keep everyone busy. Consider some of these:

  • Watching movies
  • Going on a hike
  • Visits to the park or zoo
  • Picnics in scenic locations
  • Inviting some friends over for a barbecue
  • Indoor movie nights

Unfortunately, with pets having taken over your home, none of these events can happen. As a caring parent, you need to consider hiring professional pest control/extermination services. These are experts who can efficiently help rid your house of bugs that keep threatening to take over your peaceful life.

Cockroaches, rats, ants, bed bugs and bats are just but a few examples of vermin that infest residential and commercial buildings. With pests lingering at the back of your mind, you cannot enjoy spring break. Your children will also get scared at the sight of crawling and flying insects. It is a horrible experience that you would not want kids to go through.

Besides the stress and trauma, bugs are destructive. They can damage your important documents, expensive clothes and even tamper with electric cables. The possibility of children coming into contact with live wires is high, and you cannot live with this reality. As you gather, by now, having pests in your surroundings during spring is something you should not tolerate. Is there a solution? Yes, there is; engage the services of a pest exterminator.

Benefits of Professional Pest Control

One might wonder why they need to spend money on pest control firms yet they can handle the task. Well, under the circumstances, that is a good but an unwise thought. Nonetheless, considering their professional background, pest control firms come with the following benefits:

  • They use fewer pesticides: As an ordinary person, the first thing you will go for when getting rid of pests is a can of pesticide. You might apply these chemicals only to end up with sick children and damaged surroundings. You could also harm the health of a family pet.
  • Clean-up: Every vermin control exercise leaves dead rodents and bugs in its wake. Also, there is the issue of droppings from rats, pigeons, and bats. Pest management firms take care of cleaning up after getting rid of bugs leaving you with no hassles.
  • Money savings: Pests have become increasingly resistant to pesticides. If you are tackling the problem without professional help, you could end up spending money on expensive chemicals. At the same time, these chemicals might end up causing harm to children forcing you to spend more money on treatment.

As much as you will benefit from the skills of a pest control company, you also need to take responsibility. There are simple, yet effective, things you can do to keep bugs away from your home.

Take responsibility for keeping bugs at bay

Cockroaches, ants, spiders and mosquitoes do not just emerge from the blues. Therefore, always be on the alert. For example, if there are pools of water within your compound just know that you are staring at an impending mosquito infestation. You need to drain these pools. A pile of firewood may attract termites and ants. Therefore, move the pile to at least 20 feet away from the wall of your house. On the other hand, trim all shrubs and branches.

Remember, your task is to keep all bugs at bay. Carry out regular maintenance and repairs to windows, chimneys, pipes and vents. Ensure that you dispose of kitchen waste in the right manner. As you hire pest control services, consider having the experts on a retainer basis. This way, they will keep your home under constant surveillance. Let your kids enjoy the spring break this season.

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