Stop Pests from Ruining Your Spring

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Keeping Springtime Pests Off Your Property

The flowers are blooming and the birds are chirping, which can only mean one thing--spring has sprung! As we get back to enjoying all the wonderful activities South Carolina’s great outdoors has to offer, it’s also time to put a stop to all the pests who are doing the same.  
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From cockroaches to yellow jackets, and those famous South Carolina mosquitoes, springtime bugs are coming out of the woodwork to wreak havoc on your home and family. Read on to learn which pests you need to be on the lookout for and how to keep them out of your hair all season long.  
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Most Common Types of Springtime Pests in South Carolina

  • Mosquitoes
  • Ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Ticks & Fleas
  • Stinging Insects 
  • Flies & Gnats
  • Small Rodents

Prevent Pest Infestation from Ruining Your Spring

Get Your Spring Cleaning Done
Most pests are drawn into your home in search of food, water, and shelter, which is why spring cleaning will go a long way in keeping them off your property. Deep clean your entire home, including all bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas—especially the kitchen! Check out these tips to make the most of your spring cleaning! 
Practice Mindful Tidying 
Along with keeping food off the counter and the sink clear of dishes, frequently taking out the trash will help keep insects and rodents from wandering into your home. On that note, keeping your garbage bins in the garage may seem like a good idea, but your stinky old food is a pest magnet, so it’s better to keep them outside and away from your house. 
Store Food Properly
If you’re sensing a theme, you’re heading in the right direction. Pests are most likely to appear in your home while on the hunt for a tasty treat. Keep your home from becoming a buffet by storing all human and pet food in sealed, air-tight containers or Ziplock bags.
Control Moisture
Pest control is really a game of survival of the fittest, and no animal can survive without water. Ensure your property remains pest-free by guaranteeing there is no standing water around your home. Keep your gutters clear, birdbaths fresh, and inspect your pipes and faucet for any leaks, even slight ones, that could attract unwanted visitors.  
Seal Paths of Entry
Pests can’t get in if there’s nowhere to enter through. Inspect and seal any potential cracks and crevices where pests can find a way into your home, including brickwork, tears in screens, gaps in windows and doors, and even the edges of your air vents. 
Don’t Forget About Your Outdoor Area
Your lawn and garden are probably looking greener than ever right about now—to you and your local pests! Keep your grass, shrubs, and vines trimmed and away from your house to prevent bugs from treating your yard like a resort. Now that the weather’s warming up, it’s a good time to remove any decaying wood from your property, as well. 

Contact Home Pest for Professional Service

Whether you’re already dealing with an infestation or looking for the best preventative treatment, a professional pest control service is the way to go. Contact the experts at Home Pest Control today to get your service scheduled to enjoy the season on your terms! 

May 14, 2021

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