What A Pest! 3 Ways To Keep Warm-Weather Pests Away

Winter is finally winding down. It's time to start thinking about the warm weather. It's also time to start thinking about the pests that will soon be converging on your home. Pests like flies, mice and roaches can really put a damper on your warm weather enjoyment, especially if they invade your home. To prevent pest invasions this summer, it's best to prepare early. Here are three simple steps you can take to keep pests out of your home.

Bring on the Fans

During the summer, flies and mosquitoes will be looking for a cool place to hang out. Unfortunately, your home will provide the perfect spot. Each time you open your doors, mosquitoes and flies will scurry in. That is, unless you've prepared in advance. To keep those flying pests out of your home, set fans near each of your exterior-facing doors and turn them on to a medium setting. The breeze will blow the pests back outside as soon as they cross the threshold into your home.

Remove the Temptation

Mice, roaches and ants love to get inside your home during the summer. Your home provides easy access to food and moisture. You can keep those pests out by removing the temptation. First, clean your cabinets out. Get rid of all the crumbs that might be hiding in the corners. Second, give your kitchen garbage can a good cleaning, and use scented trash bags. Finally, take care of any leaky pipes you might have in your home. Once you remove the temptations, pests will be less likely to take up residence in your home this summer.

Deny Entrance

Pests are going to be looking for an easy way to get inside your home this summer. They'll be looking for cracks, holes, and other access points. To keep pests out of your home, you need to deny entrance. Before the warm weather arrives, seal off those entry points. First, use caulking to repair cracks and holes in your stucco. Next, repair tears and holes in your screens – doors and windows. Finally, place chicken wire – or wire mesh – over all the vents on your roof.

Don't let pests destroy the sanctity of your home this summer. The tips provided here will help you prevent infestations of warm-weather pests, including mice, roaches, and flies. For other helpful tips on how to safeguard your home against pests, speak to a pest control service, such as Eagle Pest Eliminators